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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tim O'Brien at Sierra Nevada College

The book "The Things They Carried," by author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O'Brien, was chosen as a community read at Sierra Nevada College. This short video documents O'Brien's visit to the university, and nearby Incline High School. The video includes excerpts from an interview conducted by Jason Paladino, a student writer for "The Eagle's Eye," the college newspaper, and a story told by O'Brien after a public lecture and conversation with author and Iraq Veteran Brian Turner, director of Sierra Nevada College's MFA Writing Program. The video was shot and edited by SNC students Nick Cahill and Trevor Jackson, in collaboration with Associate Professor of Digital Art Chris Lanier.

Here's the full Eagle's Eye Interview as a streaming audio file:

The full audio of O'Brien's lecture:

And the conversation between O'Brien and Brian Turner:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Video Practices:Assignment-2
From sound to image: Conjuring from music

Pick one song from the songs played.

Create a 3 to 4 minute video for the song that you choose.
a. create a storyboard (transitions-physical or FCP)
b. shot video footage
c. focus on lighting and camera distortion

Things to think about!! What or how is the viewer suppose to feel? Is this film narrative, abstract or conceptual.
The class' top picks!!
Diva Helmy
"Fix Up Look Sharp" Dizzee Rascal
Jake Divine "Bernie Days"
"Any Dub You Like" Easy Star All-Stars

Monday, October 15, 2012

"In the Valley of the Shadow of Death"

This is an interesting RadioLab interview with Errol Morris, "legendary fact hunting documentary sleuth."  Errol has investigated tirelessly at an attempt to uncover the truth about this famous Roger Fenton photograph.  In the end, does the truth matter?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Imagining a picture and its contents as a single point, Heath uses multiples to create an environment where we can see a single point grow. In this stop motion video, the images develop and build, all while the commentary keeps us grounded in our places.  We have to allow our minds to travel out on to the playa, but as we listen, introspection of what we are in this world, where we are in this world, and why we are in this world is brought into question.  These are our choices, this is Overlook.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Student Nick Cahill has shot and edited a couple travel videos worth sharing. Together, they make for a nice contrast in climates – the top video was shot in Nicaragua, the bottom in Alaska.

Nick has a video production company with fellow SNC student Trevor Jackson – MHMM Productions. Click the link to see more of their work.