My second project for Sight & Sound: Filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The prompt for this piece was "the close-up." The goal was to reveal new information through the power of (you guessed it) close-ups. There is no audio, as the class curriculum dictates. But rather than thinking of it as a constraint, it forces students to think creatively and visually.
Special thanks to Dee Oliver for letting us use her apartment.
The prompt for this assignment was "Movement." It had to involve a chase sequence with motivated camera movement and controlled movement within the frame.
I think there are definite problems with the film. There are things I would do very differently could I go reshoot some scenes or get back in the edit lab. But, overall, I think it works out. Not perfect, but a decent stab at the first of five films of the semester.
Thanks to Tessa Trozzolillo, Nora Chang, and Riley Folsom. Thanks also to Rick Litvin, professor of our Sight & Sound: Filmmaking class. Another thank you to Dee Oliver for the use of her apartment.
My third project for NYU Tisch class Sight & Sound: Film.
I can live with this. The project had it troubles, all my fault, and my lack of organizational skills and time management, despite my best efforts, resulted in cutting more than a few shots from the shot list, leaving me with not quite the film I had envisioned, but a more stripped-down, bare bones product. Maybe that's a good thing, though. Right now it runs about 7 minutes, which is a little long for the class, and it would have been longer had I shot all my intended coverage.
Also, yes, I know, lighting is not my strong suit. The kitchen scenes, which I lit, look harsh and unnatural, with more shadows that are typically cast in a home. I would use an entirely different method could I do it again. That being said, I still think it works overall, and I am happy with it. I certainly learned a lot making this film, it being my biggest and most elaborate project to date.
Special thanks to all involved in making this film.