Student Films

  1. Rule #21: Clap for everyone; it doesn't matter if they're a superstar or tone-deaf. This rule has been passed down through decades of karaoke legends. Or maybe it's just the wisdom of a cougar-age karaoke whore sitting next to you.

    Whores & Legends is a short student film about love, life, and karaoke.

    Charlie, a shy office drone, meets Gayle, a full-voiced karaoke cougar, when he decides to stop in for karaoke one night after work. Gayle takes him under her wing and teaches him the ancient (1970s) unwritten rules of karaoke passed down from Japan.

    Does he have what it takes to become a legend???

    Starring: Richard Fleming as Charlie & Jennifer Wilde as Gayle

    Whores & Legends was written and directed by DU graduate student Ryan Carroll, and produced by a group of graduate students in the Media, Film, and Journalism Studies Department at the University of Denver.

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  2. Experimental Found Footage Film-Run Time: 6:37

    *Official Selection in the 2009 Starz Denver Film Festival*

    The best way I can describe the film is a visual display of my emotive state, flickering images of the subconscious.

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  3. This is an abstract film that I did for my graduate class. I was given the word "correlation" and asked to convey the meaning of the word visually. Everything was shot in and around my small apartment. The audio is all just random sounds that I recorded and made into a music bed, Musique concrète if you will. This is my interpretation of what I think the thought process might look like inside someone's head.

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  4. Final project for my 16mm Cinematography class.

    Script: Ryan Carroll, Sam Deitch
    Narration: Ryan Carroll
    Cinematography & Sound: Ryan Carroll, Sam Deitch

    Starring: Kal Halax- Man
    Jaclyn Azzarelli- Woman
    and Dave Anderson as the Waiter

    *Special Thanks to Kaladi Brothers Coffee Shop for letting us film in their store.

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    This film was my final project in my Experimental Film class. We had to choose a 6x6x6 foot space that was meaningful to us. I was only allowed to shoot into the space or place the camera in the space and shoot outwards. This became a personal diary, if you will, for me. It's a progressive look at my personality and how it has developed over the years. It made me come to terms with who I am and helped me to move on with my life. I choose my bedroom b/c it's the one place I can sit back and reflect on my life and think about how I got to where I am today.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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