I am honored to be featured on The Picture House's At Home Education series. Check out this lesson here.
AN AWARD-WINNING INTERVIEW
On Monday we shared tips for conducting a successful documentary interview. Today we have a great example for you — this documentary profile video won an NY Emmy Award for Best Arts Segment. As a digital media piece created for the web, close-up images were used for their ease of visibility on a smartphone’s smaller screen. Also, this video’s length is just under 2.5 minutes to keep the viewer’s attention all the way through — an important consideration for web-based videos. The filmmaker used documentary filmmaking techniques to weave in stories from Sean’s interview with a poetry reading performed in the same room, making creative use of the space. Inspired by Sean’s vibe, the music and transitions were carefully chosen to enhance the mood. Edited with Adobe Premiere and After Effects, this was the first of a series highlighting student award winners at CUNY. The campaign was featured in The New York Post, and on large billboards throughout New York City.
This arts break is brought to you by one of our talented Picture House instructors, Laura Meoli-Ferrigon. We previously shared her Essential Tips for Quality Filmmaking at Home. Budding filmmakers would also appeciate her recent post about video equipment that won’t break the bank.
Watch the video below for my behind the scenes insights and see suggested activities here.
In December 2017, my students at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (Mascaro Clubhouse) held a fundraiser to help the club in Puerto Rico which was devastated after Hurricane Maria. The 5th grade girls created a documentary film to spread awareness.
To donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico, please visit bgcpr.org
Here is a look at my personal video equipment recommendations based on years of testing, trial and error. The links provided here are budget-friendly and available online for easy shipping. It is very important for me to find equipment that is not heavy or bulky. These camera items will fit nicely into the backpack provided below. All tripods and lights come with their own easy carrying cases. If you have any specific questions about equipment picks, feel free to contact me. I provide tutoring and training in all aspects of filmmaking, video production and photography.
You can find more tips and tricks on my Instagram page @LoudaVision
I recently lead a workshop at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle with 2nd through 5th grade students. The topic of our documentary was to speak about what we believe. It was amazing to learn how wise they are at such a young age. I hope you enjoy.
Thanks to the Pelham Picture House for giving me the opportunity to work with these great kids.
Please enjoy this award-winning funny film I directed and edited, called "Give a Little".
The concept was inspired by "Home Alone lost in New York" and "Elf". I hope you do enjoy it.
For more information about this film visit the "Give a Little" page.
Super-fun music video that I directed for Fall of the Albatross. Phillip Ferrigon and LandSky Media on camera. Awesome!
Experimental music video for Fall of the Albatross- directed by LoudaVision Productions with LandSky Media and Phillip Ferrigon on camera. Love this fog machine and fun lighting! This was so fun.
See me struggle through this interview as I overcome my fear of being on the other side of the camera. Seriously though it was a great experience and I hope you enjoy this 1st ever video all about me!
Thanks to Code 360 for the opportunity to share my behind the scenes.
Check out this short documentary I created along with the 5th grade girls at Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle to help Flint, Michigan in their water crisis.
I'll never forget these girls. It was such a rewarding experience to see them engaged and giving back.
Thanks to the Picture House for this opportunity.
Check out this funny music video I directed. Happy Valentine's Day!