Category Archives: FILMMAKING 2011-12

Final Script

Standard

OBJECTIVE:

Create a five page script of your own devising whose primary location is that of our high school. You must also complete your work for the group project dealing with the movie “No Trust”.

ARTIFACT:

Final Script

Final Writing Assignment for No Trust

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Assorted Reflections

Standard

OBJECTIVE:

Throughout the course of the entire class, we are sometimes given movies to watch on a wide array of subjects. Our job is to provide a three page reflection for each film that describes the cinematography in great detail.

ARTIFACTS:

REFLECTION:

I really think that writing a reflection on reflections is redundant so I’ll just cut this short.


Media Arts Festival Production- PSA

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OBJECTIVE:

We, in a group hand-selected by our own will, were to forcibly enter in a contest we were not ready to participate in. We were rushed all the way through but we all attempted to create a video of our own devisings that would inform the general public about earthquake safety.

ARTIFACTS:

PRE-PRODUCTION PHASE:

Pre-Production Packet

-composed of storyboard, shot list, shooting schedule, props, make up, costume, location shot list, and character/actor breakdowns.

POST-PRODUCTION:

Video (hosted on Google Docs)

REFLECTION:

They were other topics  besides earthquake safety of course, which now sound much more appealing, but my group and I had a great deal of fun while filming so I can’t complain. There was a point whilst shooting in which I stopped trying due to looming due dates that were far too demanding to complete such a gargantuan film. I know I could have done far better if given the appropriate amount of time. I am shrugging as I am typing this. I felt like you should know.

La Vie En Rose Reflection

Standard

OBJECTIVE:

The task given to us after a month-long vacation (in which I’m very sure my mind has completely run off to some undisclosed location of which I’m unaware of) was to watch a movie and write a reflection detailing its cinematography. The paper was to be three to five pages long.

ARTIFACT:

La Vie En Rose Reflection


REFLECTION:

The inner sloth in me rejoiced in viewing such a movie so early in the semester but having realized that Edith Piaf would be discussed throughout most of the film, I flailed my limbs in a truly unnecessary fashion before gluing my eyes to the screen, never blinking until it was absolutely vital to my health. Piaf has been one of my favorite performers for quite a while and I was delighted to spend instruction time learning about her origins. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien has been my ringtone for three years I believe and I was humming like a loon the entire time. The paper itself was tricky and, if I had not been giving other tasks by other classes, I would’ve been more coherent. I wrote this at around 3 AM and some of the wording may be awkwardly phrased and perhaps that is the one thing that I regret doing. 

Resume and Other Nonsensical Things

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OBJECTIVE:

We were instructed to compose a resume and curriculum vitae for acquiring a job listed on any website. The one I have chosen to apply is this one. Ultimately, it does not matter whether or not I am hired but what does matter is that I know the steps required to pursue such a career.

ARTIFACT:

Headshot

Resume (.doc)

Curriculum Vitae

REFLECTION:

This self-centric escapade successfully opened my eyes to how incompetent my skill set is. I must go on to improve myself by taking internships and job opportunities in the near future. Resumes are entirely fun to write and in a sense, it is gratifying to write a detailed expose on oneself to truly understand how pompous I am. It’s also a frightening realization that I will be writing these resumes in the near future for authentic job opportunities, competing with a good number of other people for the chance of employment. Now I deeply sympathize with my mother for having endured such a tiresome tirade. I had originally put off this assignment, thinking it would be a horrible plight and all together useless. But I must admit it was a breeze and dare I say it, FUN to do.

Previous Work That I Am Particularly Proud Of

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OBJECTIVE:

We were instructed to pick a product and shoot a commercial for it while on school grounds. We also had to create a catchy slogan and an interesting plot.

ARTIFACT:

Baskin Robbins Commercial (Vimeo)

REFLECTION:

This assignment occurred while I was still in the 10th grade so my recollection of events might be a bit fuzzy. I remember the obstacles we had to overcome. We had to go through the shooting process in a quite rapid amount of time, mostly due to the weakness all ice creams share….melting! It was awkward to have sloppy makeouts with an ice cream cone too but I had lots of laughs and it was enjoyable. I also spent a great deal editing, playing around with the saturation to make the fantasy scene more vibrant. The music was also a tricky issue, I was much too picky with songs!

Detention Hall Script

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OBJECTIVE:

When this semester began, a shrill substitute teacher barked at us to complete work. She instructed us on one particularly horrible day to write a ten-page short story set ONLY in a detention hall. Our hands suffered but we ultimately completed our task. When our regular teacher returned once more, we had long forgotten this strenuous assignment, treating it as  disparaging nothing long buried in our respective pasts. Oh, how wrong we were. Soon afterwards, we had to have finished a lengthy script based on this short story using the program Celtx.

ARTIFACT:

Detention Hall (.celtx file)

Detention Hall (.pdf file)

REFLECTION:

Did I already mention that the permanent callous located on my right ring finger was left aching for a day or so? Normally I do not regard writing as a chore but my hands are but weak creatures and they are pampered as say, a Persian prince. Overall, I took delight in creating my own characters but I felt that the setting was far too constricting and it was difficult to stray from the cliches that the “high-school-detention-oh-lord” genre had set long before I was born. (I’m looking at you, Breakfast Club) I also did not include nearly as much characterization as I wanted to come into light, seeing as I killed off most of the cast due to laziness. I also felt that my dialogue was far off the mark in perfectly capturing the strange dialect that is the teenage drawl.