I recently finished up my freshman year at IC, so here's most of the stuff that I produced throughout the year.
I took intro to photography first semester, it's a class that focuses
mainly on digital photography (required to own a dslr) but it also
delves into 35mm b&w for a short time. When it came time to do my
final project I decided to not use digital and stick with film even
though it meant a lot more work for me. (take photos on film, develop
film in the darkroom, scan negatives into a lab computer, and spend
countless hours removing dust spots in Ps) Anyways, my project is
supposed to compare and contrast live at home with life at school. I
tried to show how it feels really different at school, when in
actuality it's actually pretty similar. Home photos were shot in
Portsmouth, NH, school photos were taken in Ithaca, NY. I finished the
project in a book format so that the comparative images could be viewed
side by side. This is not achievable in flickr, but you can tell which
ones match up (they're in chronological order) Here's the link:
Second semester I took Cinema Production 1, which deals with basic cinematic techniques and uses 16mm film (both b&w and color) as a medium. There were three projects throughout the semester.
For the first project, we were paired with a classmate and had to collaborate and shoot two rolls of b&w film to create a short film in which there is no camera movement and little movement within the frame. Kind of has a photo slide-show effect. We had to record all sound separately since bolex cameras are too noisy to record sound while they are running. It's really hard to get good voice-actors, so keep that in mind, but here's the final product:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0q008RtGfA">End of Message</a>
The second project was solely about sound and editing, we didn't shoot any film for it. Most people recorded random sounds and edited together stock footage that was supplied to us, but I'm not that abstract, so I decided to shoot my own stills with my dslr. I'm not sure what happened with the conversion, but for some reason audio is only coming through the left channel. Regardless, put on some headphones and crank it so you can hear all the small background noises.
The final project was by far the most involved, but also gave us the most freedom, we could do pretty much whatever we wanted. We had to pitch an idea in advance and have it approved by our professor. I ended up falling out of love with my original idea, said fuck it, and pretty muck improvised everything that I shot at my friends house. Ballsy, but it came together pretty well. Once again, all sound was recorded separately and mixed in, so keep that in mind as you watch it. The levels are really low in the video for some reason, so put on headphones and crank it just like the second video.
<a href="http://vimeo.com/11631754">Unique Normality</a>
That is all, let me know what you guys think, all criticism is welcome. To anyone thinking about going into film, I highly suggest it. I have no math or language requirements and all the classes I take are film or photo related. I feel like I'm actually learning something useful instead of pointless shit that I wont use later in life like calc and whatnot. Anyways, that's my two cents, thanks for watching!