I fell in love with television promotions during the summer of 2005, which I spent in Atlanta as an intern with CNN‘s On-Air Promotion Department. One of the highlights of that internship was working on a promotional campaign for CNN International’s World Sport program. I got to work closely with the producer, interact with camera crews and talent during the on-location shoots, and then watch the editors work their magic. This video brings back good memories!
Here’s another oldie but a goodie from my old student video vault: Blind Date. I created this film for my Film/Video I course, and our assignment was to turn something that takes more than one hour and distill it into a 60-second video. It’s horribly cheesy and poorly lit, but I still love it. Enjoy!
I was just reminded of Zeyen & Nazia, a short film I helped create as part of a fine arts course my senior year at Penn. We went through the full filmmaking process — from editing the script to casting actors to directing and editing. Our class divided the different filmmaker & crew duties among ourselves for each stage of the process: pre-production, several shoots, and post-production. For instance, I directed one scene (the scene in his apartment, basically everything where you see spray paint), was propmaster for another, and makeup and wardrobe for yet another. It was easily one of my favorite courses, and I’m still so proud of what we accomplished.
We won the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival in 2006, and our film is still on the website. Check it out here!