Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pig Swap is all about swapping pigs.  I was inspired by the way early cinema was edited like as if it were a magic trick, and also by security camera footage.  For this project, I set up my camera on a tripod and hit record and did my thing.  The goal of this project is to show the "magic" of editing in a silly way.  Back in the day when when film editors were more magicians than storytellers, films would use cuts to create magic tricks that could not be performed in real life.  Such is the structure of this film as the pigs seemingly (but really its not seamless at all).  I also wanted to highlight the different spaces that exist in my room.  The sound in the video presents the activity that I was doing while filming them, which was watching Bob's Burgers and eating some chips.  It is clear through the pigs that their space exists in my room even when I am there and not paying attention to them. Our spaces are separate, but that does not mean that they do not intersect. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

This is the first movie in the Majesty series that me and my friend Nate created.  This is the first movie; it was made for an editing class as a "how to" video. 
This is the first documentary I worked on.  Its called Muted and it is about sex trafficking in Appleton.  Here is the link.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This is a fake documentary on drifting that I made

My name is Pat and this is my blog where I will be posting about oddities and other fun things.  I am studying film, mainly focusing on documentary films.  I started off making expository documentaries but as of lately I have been creating performative documentaries.  I’ve never really had a long lasting passion for documentary films; my interest in the field started with YouTube videos rather than actual movies.  This is where my world begins.

Looking at a screen has always been an integral part of my life. My first obsession with the screen once I entered middle school, the movie that would shape my interests forever and my favorite movie ever, The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift was released. I was so excited for that film that I went to see it in theaters four different times (still haven’t done the same to this day). After I entered high school, I received my first video camera. I used that camera to make my on YouTube channel that reviewed video games, which started my obsession with the site. At Lawrence, I was able to make my first documentary film with the Civic Life Project. Our group called it Muted and the film exposed sex trafficking in Appleton. This experience gave me insight into the field of documentary filmmaking and exposed me to what I want to do for the rest of my life. My current films are based in a series that me and my friend Nate created about a toy horse called Majesty. The project started out as a simple how to video for an editing class but has evolved into a series of documentary films and I am currently making the forth iteration.  This is me and this is my world.