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The Arsonists - "Bad Medicine" (Official Video)

A music video for Lawrence band, The Arsonists. 

Nathan Shapiro - Director
Jacob Schermerhorn - DP, Editor
Connor Sandheinrich - Producer

Produced for KU Filmworks, Faculty Sponsor: Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Music Video, Visual Effects

 

Blaconator's Pro Skater

Half skate-park half music video, "Blaconator's Pro Skater" shows off the fun skate scene of Wichita, Kansas. Set to an original song Perf. by MAXXJAMEZ and Blaconator.

Jake Honer - Director, Editing, VFX
Nathan Shapiro - Director
Josh Hughes - Camera

Produced for KU Filmworks, Faculty Sponsor: Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Music Video, Sound, Visual Effects

 

CANCELED.

Three best friends play awful, bizarre, and annoying characters who are punished accordingly in this sketch comedy streaming pilot. 

Emma Starks - 1/2AC
Blake Betts - Sound Operator
Joey Moreno - Sound Operator, Grip
Chase Hofer - Sound Operator, Grip
Jordan McIntire - Sound Operator, Grip
Jed Shaffer - Sound Operator
Thomas Batliner - 2AC
Harry Pound - Grip
Marcus Giesen - DP 
Jake Honer - Director
Riley Fullerton - Director, Writer

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Animation, Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Screenplay, Sound, Visual Effects

 

Choices (Les Choix)

A woman is forced to make a choice, which shoe to tie first. But sometimes having to make a choice is debilitating.

Toula Sweeney - Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer
Michaela Hayes - Actress

Produced for FMS 200 Film and Media Aesthetics, Instructor Meg Jamieson, Spring 2020

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Drama, Editing, Experimental, Screenplay, Sound

 

Concrete Feet

Proof of concept trailer for a fake grindhouse film.

Josh Hughes - Director, Special Effects, Editor, Sound Design, Writer
Nathan Shapiro - Cinematographer, Editor
Celia Tise - Producer, Sound
Jed Shaffer - Sound
Ty Strange - PA, Sound
Hudson Snider - Effects
Chase Hofer - PA
Cole Billings - Sound
Jacob Schermerhorn - Storyboarding

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Drama, Editing, Screenplay, Sound, Visual Effects

 

The Cons' Split

After a sudden loss, a group of con artists decide to part ways. The full short film will be streaming May 27th on YouTube.

Ishan Parikh - Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Joey Moreno - Director of Photography
Erika Lobati - Sound operator
Blake Betts - Assistant Camera
Noah H. Parker - Cast Member
Chloé Ryan - Cast Member
Malcolm Reynolds - Cast Member
Denniel Correa - Cast Member
Joey Moreno - Cast Member
Rodney Alexander - Cast Member

Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Tamara Falicov, Spring 2020

Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Drama, Screenplay

 

Critters of the Cosmos: The Origin of Leon

This is a stop-motion animation used as proof of concept for Artificial Intelligence post effects processing.

Jason Dedrick – Game Code Writer
Mark Dedrick - Theatric Poster

(Note: Game class group designed game "sum of the parts," which was modified for end title credit sequence. No other group member work was used in the modified use for graphic sequence in title as it was completely changed.)

Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019

Categories: Animation, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Visual Effects

 

Culinaria

Short Documentary about a local farm-to-table Mediterranean restaurant.

Jed Shaffer - Director, Cinematography, Camera, Editor
Erik Harken - Sound

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing

 

The Deepest Green

A travel documentary short film exploring human connections to the Surinamese rainforest and the need for conservation efforts within the Amazon as a whole.

Nathan Shapiro - Director, Camera, Editing, Sound

Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Meg Jamieson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Sound

 

Ego

The lives of a failing private investigator, a disjointed married couple, and a successful internet blogger interlock in three stories of self-pride and narcissism. See the full film on YouTube here.
 
Ishan Parikh - Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Matthew Johnstone - Editor
Josh McQuade - Cast Member
Kayla Jarrett - Cast Member
Christian Hunn, - Cast Member
Noelle McDonald - Cast Member
Neel Shah - Cast Member
Ella Galbraith - Cast Member
Kara Stobie - Cast Member
Kaylin Mally - Cast Member
Paul-Michael Johnson - Cast Member
Leylah Murad - Cast Member
 
Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Tamara Falicov, Spring 2019
 
Categories: Directing, Drama, Screenplay
 
 
 

Fake Fan

Undercover paparazzi pretends to be a fan of Britney Bux in order to get the truth about the Koalas.

Kyle Ashaaibi - Director, Videographer, Editor
Alex Fortune - Writer, Actor (Robert)
Kennedy Brandenburg - Actress (Britney Bux)

Produced for FMS 302 Acting for the Camera, Instructor Laura Kirk, Spring 2020

Categories: Animation, Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Editing, Music Video, Visual Effects

 

Fixed: A Cat's Tail

Fixed: A Cat’s Tail examines the Lawrence Humane Center and their new approach to capture, neuter, and release stray kitties.

Matthew Johnstone - Editor
Joh Steele - Director
Emily Binkley - Producer
Nathan Kranzler - Cinematographer

Produced for FMS 303 Undergraduate Production Seminar in: Non-fiction Film Production, Instructor Bob Hurst, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Sound

 

The Ghosts of Our Past

Group of three students investigate haunted locations in order to find answers for their questions.

Kyle Ashaaibi - Editor
Audrey Puckett - Director
Jason Dedrick - Producer

Produced for FMS 303 Undergraduate Production Seminar in: Non-fiction Film Production, Instructor Bob Hurst, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Sound, Visual Effects

 

Joe Hertz (feat. Amber-Simone) - "Stay Lost" (Cabu Remix)

This is a fashion-based short music video.

Grace Jones - Director, Producer, Editor
Madison Williams - Producer, Set Decoration

Produced for KU Filmworks, Faculty Sponsor: Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Music Video, Visual Effects

 

Kat King - "Falling Up"

Official music video for "Falling Up" by Kat King

Celia Tise - Director
Savannah Wakefield - DP
Caleb Simpson - AD
Mike Nesselrode - CamOp
David Han - 1st AC 
Kimberly Hernandez - 2nd AC  
Jacob Schermerhorn - Gaffer  
Luke Johnson - Elec/Swing Grip  
Zach Boehm - Key Grip  
Yasmeen Cruz - BB Grip  
Marcus Giesen - Dolly Grip  
Cierra Wenciker - Playback 
Baylen Reid - PA
Michael Bear - PA
Bryson Spahn - Editor/BB Elec 

Produced for FMS 480 Music Video Production, Instructor Matt Jacobson, Spring 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Music Video

 

A Man Remembered

Flight Officer Edmund L. Decker was twenty-four years old when he died liberating France in the D-Day Operation of WWII. In 2015, I was selected for the Normandy Institute to choose a veteran to research and memorialize from my hometown that perished in the D-Day Operation of WWII. Flight Officer Edmund Lamont Decker was a 24-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri when he was shot down strafing a German convoy on June 8th of 1944. For the last five years, I have been in pursuit of more information but have hit large gaps in Edmund’s life.

This documentary depicts my journey to understand who and why Edmund Decker was in an effort to memorialize his legacy and sacrifice.

Audrey Rose Calovich - Director, Producer, Editor, Historian
Ethan Eldrige - 2nd Camera, Grip, PA

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Directing, Documentary

 

The Meeting

A young man gets lost on his way to a meeting, only to find himself trapped in a surreal version of the real world.

Ben Grimes - Director, Editor
Rahmah Aftab - Writer, Editor
Kamryn Snyder - Cinematographer
Miguel Palomino - Sound, Lighting
Angelica Lance - Producer
Arthur Davis – Cast member
Hunter Hill – Cast member

Produced for FMS 275 Basic Video Production, Instructor Meg Jamieson, Spring 2020

Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Drama, Editing, Screenplay, Sound, Visual Effects

 

Pillars Of The Prairie

Short documentary about bison in Kansas.

Jed Shaffer - Director, Editor
Jacob Schermerhorn - Director of Photography, Colorist

Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Bob Hurst, Spring 2020

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing

 

Proud to be a Jayhawk

This video shows what it means to be a Jayhawk when you attend the University of Kansas. It highlights all of the wonderful things KU has to offer including its beautiful campus, athletics and academics, along with Caroline's personal experience throughout her 4 years at KU, being in a sorority and pursuing a film major.

Caroline Taylor - Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
DroneLawrence - Drone Shots
Marcus Giesen - Drone Shots
Music produced by Artlist.io "Illuminating Midnight" Album by Cody Martin, "Hustler Harder" by Borrtex

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film an Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Sound

 

Royal Crest Lanes

Three friends rob a bowling alley in order to cover the expenses of an unplanned pregnancy.

Jack Schlotfeld - Writer, Director
Jacob Schermerhorn - Director of Photography, Editor
Bailey Dickman - Producer

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Matt Jacobson, Summer 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Drama, Editing, Screenplay, Sound

 

Runner

A short documentary about the psychological process of an ultra-marathon runner.

Ben Grimes - Director, Sound Designer, Composer
Holly Hummel - Producer
Madison Williams - Cinematographer
Andrew Hedrick - Editor

Produced for FMS 303 Undergraduate Production Seminar in: Non-fiction Film Production, Instructor Bob Hurst, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Sound, Visual Effects

 

The Unintended Consequences of Brown v. Board of Education

While Brown v. Board of Education ultimately benefited the youth of America, the black community bore the cost of integration because the actual text of the Supreme Court opinion diminished the merits of black schools, a mass termination of black teachers occurred, and black students are systemically viewed as inferior in classrooms today.

Sara Carlsen - Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Research

Produced for FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies, Instructor Ron Wilson, Fall 2019

Categories: Animation, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Screenplay, Visual Effects

 

Vans Spec Ads

A spec ad for Vans shoes. One video is for the more casual consumers while the other is for skaters.

Jacob Schermerhorn - Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Connor Sandheinrich - Producer
Jed Shaffer - B-Cam
Grace Jones - Photographer

Produced for FMS 499 Directed Study in Film, Instructor Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Editing

 

Vatican in Exile

David Bawden is just like your average everyday Kansan. He grew up on a farm, attends church every Sunday, loves his community, his animals, and his family. The only difference? He believes he's responsible for 7 billion eternal souls.

Connor Reazin - Producer
Camden Buck - Producer
Lauren Runquist - Director
Lauren Bass - Cinematographer
Gabriella Aguilar - Editor

Produced for FMS 303 Undergraduate Production Seminar in: Non-fiction Film Production, Instructor Bob Hurst, Fall 2019

Categories: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing

 

The Vent

Experimental film in an ode to David Lynch.

Nathan Shapiro - Director, Editor, Cinematography, Writer
Josh Hughes - Director, Cinematography, Writer
Shelby Doria - Cinematography
 
Produced for KU Filmworks, Faculty Sponsor: Matt Jacobson, Fall 2019
 
Categories: Cinematography, Comedy, Directing, Editing, Experimental, Screenplay, Sound, Visual Effects

 

 


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