“Hello? Can anyone hear me?” There was no reply, not even in cheerful melodies usually sung by birds. I dropped the sound kit on the forest floor and ran further along the dirt path. “Hello, Hello!?” Again, nothing except the eerie buzz of silence. I turned back, but every direction seemed a mirror image of it’s self. The only comfort came in the form of sunbeams piercing … Continue reading #jayaramsmiles
“This is probably the best still I have ever taken as a set photographer” read a post from last year which never quite got published… and so I’m just going to emancipate it from the drafts box: The image was taken during a cinematography class project. We were supposed use a K3 film camera but nobody imagined that using it would be such a hassle! At first, we couldn’t even … Continue reading Drama Behind the Scenes
Woke up early on a Sunday morning and headed down to San Francisco. Mission: To help film Linea Caffe‘s Kickstarter. On the way to San Fran, I talked to my professor about my interest in becoming a set photographer. Tag gave me lots of advice. He said that the most important thing was to stay out of the way of the crew but mange to … Continue reading Linea Caffe
Sophomore year, we had a Group Production assignment for a ‘fictional narrative’. We were to work in pairs, each with our own project, alternating directing and cinematography positions. Zach and I actually stayed through spring break to work on our short films, but he was both director and cinematographer for his own project. Because his story was post-apocalyptic, we actually considered filming in a ghost … Continue reading Beyond the Scenes
For our Intro to TV Production Class, thought by Tag & Rodney, we were asked to make a short segment for a children’s show. Our group was determined to make something better than the other team, so we set to work. We decided to use a green screen for our project because our lab hours where late at night and it would be too dark to film outside. Hannah did make up for our actors. … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Harrison & Gregor
A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of helping out with Peter Han’s Senior thesis film. I mostly helped out with the set and took stills. We were all out in the woods behind our college. It was crew, parents and like 20 little ones. During one of the breaks, the little girls got creative with the wildflowers around them. They put them in … Continue reading Flowers in Your Hair!