Visual Effects

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

幸せなこと (Happy Things)

A work-in-progress VR and AR 3D modeled experience centering around the "Happy things" in my life, paired with a poem which will be in Japanese. The title is pronounced "shiawasena koto" and translates literally to "Happy things".

Madeline Holland - Director

Produced for FMS 478 Experimental Production, Instructor Meg Jamieson, Spring 2020

Categories: Animation, Experimental, Interactive Media, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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