Screenwriting Class, BFA in Creative Writing, Spalding Univeristy
These short films were made as a production exercise during the last week of ENG 325, Dramatic Writing Workshop at Spalding University. The course focused excusively on screening, and not directing, acting, lighting, camera, sound, etc. But I wanted them to have the experience of seeing their writing produced and screened. So we powered through the productions, shooting most of them in one night. The scripts were either written specifically for this exercise or adapted screenplays done earlier in the course (noted as excerpts).
Video Production, University of Louisville
During the Spring 2008 semester, I taught a video production course at the University of Louisville (ART 390/578) that culminated in a 2+ hour screening at UofL's Floyd Theatre on April 30 (and we didn't even show everything). The major toolset was the Final Cut Studio suite of post production applications. Some of the students already had some experience in this area, while others were starting completely from scratch. They began by creating a musical piece in GarageBand, then shooting a video to accompany it. The students were then assigned three major projects: a personal narrative about themselves, a dramatic piece, and a final project of their own choosing. Some of their videos are posted on YouTube. And just for fun, here's a clip of our group shot during the last week of class.
Gone With the Wind
A project my daughter Ingrid did for high school. (I just helped her with the editing.)
A clay animation summer camp at Artopia in 2001.
Don't Say a Word/Waiting at the Door
Two films produced by students in the Screening & Acting Workshop at Walden Theater in the summer of 2001.
This was a collaboration with students at the Brown School in 1988 about the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King. Most of the still photographs were taking in Louisville.
The Otter Creek Zone
Sixth graders from Thomas Jefferson Middle School went on a camping trip to Otter Creek in 1986 and made a video documenting the experience.