A flare for fashion

Meet my friend Alison! She has her own fashion blog called The Flare and she’s a wonderful person with a fabulous sense of style. I had a lot of fun shooting this short profile of her and it taught me a lot about not only video techniques and editing but also about the world of fashion!

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Cupcake- a stop motion

This is my first stop motion video and I really enjoyed creating it. Photography is one of my favorite expression outlets, and this stop motion technique allows for the best of both worlds when it comes to combining photography into a video format. I especially like the control that stop motion provides and how a separate audio track is added later. I enjoy baking and so I thought documenting the process of baking cupcakes would be a fun topic that others can relate to. The personified objects is my favorite part because it looks as if the cupcakes are baking themselves.

Tech Mashup

This is a mashup of my fellow Elon University freshmen discussing technology and giving their opinions on it. As a class we attended a speech given by Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg, a creator of Skype, and after the presentation we had an assignment to submit a 20-15 second clip of us speaking about the speech and giving our thoughts on technology in general. I then took those individual pieces and created a mashup or word jumble of what each person said. This is my 1st mashup but I really enjoyed doing it and I will definitely be using this technique more in the future.

Agoraphobia (the fear of leaving one’s house)

This is a piece I wrote and edited for my digital media convergence class. We learn in class that in order to produce a successful and “good” story, the most important thing you need to do is introduce drama, heighten that drama, and then slowly bring the audience back down; that is what I tried to do with this piece. I used a lot of crops and mostly cuts from an Edward Hopper painting and there’s not a lot of motion, but I did that for a reason. I wanted to keep the images simple and clean and have my audience focus more on the dialogue than on fancy movements.

Sabotage- an original time lapse

This is a short film I have created based off of a time lapse effect. I really enjoyed working with this effect and coming up with a storyline that fully embraced the usage of this technique. The plot is simple but there’s a twist at the end. Many thanks to my younger sister, Sarah, for helping out- she was a real trouper and we had a lot of fun in the process. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to leave comments.