Starting in the Summer 2011 I began thinking about the plot for my senior thesis film. I was a delivery driver for China Express in Burlington, VT and spent the time while driving thinking about all sorts of things. One topic that frequented my mind was the idea of someone jumping in front of my car as I drove down a dark street. The thought of what that would do to my life, which was upbeat and positive, mixing with someone who was down on life and didn’t want to spend another minute alive was a super powerful image for me. So I took this idea, threw some characters to it and shaped it into a script.
This was the year I became a filmmaker.
I left Junior year not feeling very confident in my abilities as a filmmaker, senior year working on Small World changed all of this. I wrote the script, spent hours on the scheduling, created and kept track of my budget, shot whenever I could, organized re-shoots and reschedules around people’s busy lives and the changing New England weather and it worked out into a film that I am proud of.
One really fun story about making this movie was the post production sound. Shortly into the 2012 year I decided to create a twitter that I would use to talk about my film experience and my interests within film. My facebook page gets a little out of hand sometimes and I had just created a linkedIN for business purposes, so I decided to get involved with Twitter. One day I tweeted about how I was really not looking forward to doing post production sound and I got a reply tweet from a man named Jonathan Bonder in Vancouver who said he was interested in working with me for the experience. I was thrilled! Check out Tough West (link below) the sound editing is really great!
Now I am a firm believer that twitter is an extremely good networking tool, especially within a career path such as film.
Enjoy Small World! Feel free to give me any feedback, positive and negative, I’d greatly appreciate it.
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