1st class power point by Natasha Florentino

Here is the 1st power point presentation.  Please scroll through the blog for the films that are referenced in the powerpoint. 

Here is the first film in the powerpoint. 

Among Giants - Issue Based film

Among Giants

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.

October 31st class by Natasha Florentino

Lecture Presentation from last class, Oct.31st

Click here to download the presentation slides.  Note: Also see some of  the short films I showed at the beginning of class.  In a separate blog post I will also post a short film of myself conducting a sound test for you all to hear. 

I thought this would be another beautiful example of visual poetry.  Note: The editing is completely timed to the music.

Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities. I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality. This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :) Directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi Voice off: Meryem Aboulouafa 

I showed this in class as an example of a well done portrait of an artist.

A short documentary that peeks into the creepy and misunderstood world of Steven Kutcher. A strange child, he turned to insects for companionship. You’ll never guess how that evolved. Director Iqbal Ahmed DP Topher Osborn Editor Lauren Nicolette Composer Mark Yaeger Executive Producer Benjamin Lebeau Sound Mixer Brent Kiser Titles Erik Denno Colorist Bobby Maruvada 1st AC Alex Sherman Gaffer Laura Jansen PA Henry Hawkins copyright 2016 Schoolfield Media NOTE: NO bugs were harmed by Steven in the making of this video. He's a true friend to insects. Everything is completely non-toxic.