Work in progress... (redo postproduction)

This short film was turned in as the final project of our digital video production class at Cal State Northridge.

Just like in my previous film class at Harz University everybody was divided into groups of about 6 students. This time the goal was to produce a single short film with every team member taking over one specific role in the production. Since the course was an introduction into filmmaking i had a little more experience compared to the others in our group. Beeing aware of the challenges and workflow I acted as somewhat of a project manager and was able to give advise when needed. As DOP however my main task was to create the story board and shot list as well as set up the lighting and operate the camera during filming. My objective was to capture nice looking images while getting our story across in an understandable way.

The biggest difficulty we had during the project was scheduling. It was a nightmare to figure out which days everybody was available on since we had to produce the film while all of us still had other classes and work to do. That and bad luck with weather lead to huge delays and our deadline was coming up. In order to have something to turn in I joined the post-production and we were able to get the most necessary steps done in time.
I still plan to came back and redo the editing, color grading and sound design when I have more time.


Andrea Oregel, Andy Oregel, Alonso Sanchez
Kate Nguyen
Alyssa Lansang
Jan Sanewski
Jingyi Rao, Jan-Ole Finkeisen
Jennifer Sanchez
Jan Sanewski, Brooke Avila