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Completed: 2012

My Involvement: All aspects (except soundtrack)

Materials/Software: 16mm Film Stock, Arriflex SR3 Camera, Final Cut 7

Description:
Dissonance is the first project I’ve ever shot on 16mm film. While the narrative is open to interpretation and never fully explained, I wanted the film to have an ominous undertone through a disharmony between the images and soundtrack. During the production of Dissonance, I focused on alternating pace, dynamic compositions, and mixing still shots with more active/aggressive shots. Since this was my first experience with a 16mm film camera, I became more aware of the differences between digital and analog filmmaking during the process.

When shooting footage digitally, you have the advantage of being able to view your shots and play them back as soon as you make them.You also don’t have to much time to develop the film and have it digitally transferred. Because I was using 16mm film rolls, I had to carefully plan out every shot before I filmed anything. Failure to plan the shots meant that I might run out of film before I captured all of the shots I needed. After the digital transfer of the developed film, I edited it using Final Cut 7.

Stills from the Film

Process Images