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My panorama for the “Death of a Hired Man” performance.

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by | August 1, 2013 · 7:04 pm

Final Process Blog

Feeling pretty confident that I wouldn’t have to do anything too drastic to revise my first two shorts, I took it upon myself to make a third film. I really wanted to do something with clay, and, despite all the troubles I had obtaining said clay, I had a lot of fun making the actual animation. I would have liked to do something a little fancier, but, time constraints being what they were, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It was fin to go through the whole process of claymation again, from storyboarding to working the clay to taking the photos. I was fortunate enough to get a positive response to my claymation in the workshop and not to have to do any revising for it.

For my first stop motion, the one with the paper, I mostly just had to enhance the contrast and play with the background color a little. I also ended up adding a brief moment of negative color at the end on the suggestion of the workshop. I had to look up how to get to the filters on Final Cut Pro three times, but, other than that, it went quickly and smoothly, and I think it came out looking really nice! I also had to swap out the audio, which meant I had to change the timing of my film very slightly, but it all worked out in the end. The revisions for “Under The Greenwood Tree” were also minor–we mostly just moved some shots around.

I am really pleased with my work throughout this class, and I feel like I might continue making short films in the future.

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Birds in Alarm–Final

Second version of short film based on the poem “Birds in Alarm” by John Clare, for a stop motion assignment. Directed by Alena Flick for the 2013 “Auteur 101″ class in Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins Summer Programs.

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by | July 25, 2013 · 5:33 pm

Come Slowly Eden–Final

Third version of short film based on the poem “Come slowly — Eden!” by Emily Dickinson, for a stop motion assignment. Directed by Alena Flick for the 2013 “Auteur 101″ class in Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins Summer Programs.

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by | July 25, 2013 · 5:15 pm

Under the Greenwood Tree (revision)

Second version of short film based on the poem “Under the Greenwood Tree” by William Shakespeare for a dynamic movement editing assignment. Directed by Alena Flick and Frank Lukaitis for the 2013 “Auteur 101″ class in Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins Summer Programs.

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by | July 24, 2013 · 4:31 pm

Come Slowly–Eden! (revision)

Second version of short film based on the poem “Come slowly — Eden!” by Emily Dickinson, for a stop motion assignment. Directed by Alena Flick for the 2013 “Auteur 101″ class in Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins Summer Programs.

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by | July 23, 2013 · 5:31 pm

Birds in Alarm

First version of short film based on the poem “Birds in Alarm” by John Clare, for a stop motion assignment. Directed by Alena Flick for the 2013 “Auteur 101″ class in Film & Media Studies at Johns Hopkins Summer Programs.

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by | July 23, 2013 · 5:29 pm