Digital Filmmaking & Video Production , 2017
The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
In a short documentary I was given the opportunity to share a powerful story. Michelle Salgado Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, 2017 , The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
What was the inspiration for your work?
Marshall Willoughby Documentary (as featured in Demo Reel, currently submitted to Film Festivals across the country) – Final class assignment for Electronic Field Production – The assignment was to create a 5- to 10-minute short-documentary, news segment, or informative video.
I met Marshall during a previous photography class trip. I was interested in his way of life and the machinery that he has built. I wanted to learn more about his lifestyle. Through the class assignment and in a short-documentary I was given the opportunity to share a powerful story.
Nancy Ozegbe Documentary – A class assignment for Electronic Field Production. The assignment was to practice how to set and conduct interviews. The goal was to create short videos in which current students explain why they chose art school and their major.
What are we are seeing in your work? How would you describe your process?
Marshall Wiloughby Documentary – It is roughly a 4-minute video, shot with a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) and cine lenses. I sat down with Marshall and asked him a series of questions that I was interested in learning more about, and included additional, extra detailed questions, in case I needed him to elaborate. Marshall Willoughby is a 71-year-old man living off the grid in Gary, Indiana. He is also a vet that served in the Vietnam War. He is known for his machinery skills, and how he relies on his energy, machinery work, and food to live. The questions were about his past and his perspective of living off the grid. The camera set up was with two cameras—a wide shot and a close shot. The audio was picked up through an external boom mic connected to an external audio recorder. There was also a lavalier mic connected directly to the camera. I was working alongside Zachary Paradowski (BFA in Digital Filmmaking & Production), who helped to record audio and work the second camera. Alongside interviewing, I also worked first camera.
Nancy Ozegbe Documentary – Nancy is a Fashion Design student at The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg. The interview for this project was designed to learn more about the student’s decision to go to art school and picking the major they are in. In this project, Michael Crespin asked Nancy if she would like to be interviewed. Nicholas De Filippis, BFA in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, interviewed her with questions about why she wanted to pursue Fashion Design. My role in the group was filming and testing audio levels.
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