Visual storytelling at its finest. I’ve always loved videos, both the creation of and the appreciation of. I honestly spend more time binge watching shows and watching movies than I do reading. Which isn’t really all that… good? Depends on how you look at it.
My favorites? Well depends on what type… For television series, my top five has to be:
- Avatar the Last Airbender
- Stranger Things
- House M.D. (Hugh Laurie… need I say more?)
- Black Mirror
And for movies…
- The Dark Knight
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- The Usual Suspects
- V for Vendetta
Honestly, both movies and television have seeped into my existence. My vocabulary is soaked with obscure movie references, much of my characters are inspired off of someone I saw on a screen and going out to shoot a short film is pretty much the only thing capable of getting me out of the house for extended periods of time (that, and food). But to be perfectly honest, I didn’t get into making films creatively until I started Film Club at my school junior year with a few friends.
Before that, all my videos were usually for our school’s newscast, a video announcement project I started in Sophomore year to get our school more informed as to what’s going on around campus. Every week we made (and still make to this day) a five minute news video with sports, events, advertisements, you name it. We probably shot around 60 of them in the last three years alone. And while it’s been one of the highlights of my years in high school and taught me more about myself than I can put in words, it still is more repetitive (as is anything you do 60 times really) than I’d like.
And so yeah. Below are a few short films and videos I’ve helped make/edited/produced over the years and some of my favorite clips from the newscast. Enjoy!
This Senior Video took over 11 hours to edit…Whew that was a doozy…