Produced as my Senior Project in high school, Cognizance follows a hitman and his (re)discovery of the beauty in life. Set to Coldplay's Don't Panic, much of the film was animated within the span of two weeks. Cognizance was featured prominently in the October 6, 2007, Wall Street Journal article, "In This Film Industry It Really Helps To Be a Blockhead."
The final project for my TV Studio class. We were given free reign, and I chose to make a crazy, Adult Swim-esque video. It was set up, lit and shot in two hours in a studio setting, then later edited in Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
A digital short created for a class at NYU. As the final project, we were allowed full control. My original intention was to make a short, comedic animated film. Unfortunately, I was only able to animate in school facilities, and ultimately could not reserve enough time to finish the project. I came up the idea for this film, which allowed me to incorporate pieces of the animation already completed, a week before the assignment was due. It was written, shot and edited over a weekend, with myself acting in every conceivable role.
I submitted the final result to the Tisch School of the Arts, as part of my application to transfer into the film school. It was accepted.
Dr. House; or, How I Learned to Stop Whining...
...and Love the College Suicide Film. Another final project for another film class at NYU. Written in response to the melodramatic suicide films one sees in every film class. It was a fairly rushed shoot, particularly evident in my acting. Shot on 16mm reversal film, with sound added in post.
The third film of mine created for a class at NYU. The objective was to use hard lighting, so I went with the stereotypical situation (an interrogation room) but with a twist. Hopefully that twist actually comes through at the end. Shot on 16mm b/w reversal film
The O.C. Disorder
The second film of mine created for a class at NYU. The objective was to show a character, so I came up with this less-than-stellar short. Shot on 16mm b/w reversal film.
Not Another Chase Film
The first of my films for a class at NYU. The objective was to depict a chase, hence the title and content. Shot on 16mm reversal b/w film.
My second digital short done for a class at NYU. The objective was to make a film with parallel action.
My first digital short for a class at NYU. The objective was to show either a character or a place - this does both.