Finalist in the Penn Student Film Festival!!

In this year’s UPenn Student Film Festival, my film “Running on Rivalry” has made it into the final round!

“Showcasing the work of Penn’s student filmmakers from across the schools, the Penn Student Film Festival gives artists and audiences alike an opportunity to share and enjoy the creative output of fresh cinematic voices. Co-sponsored by and hosted in the College Houses, this four-night festival welcomes short film submissions from any student at Penn and invites the whole Penn community to watch and appreciate their work.”

Come watch Running on Rivalry along with 8 other films , (the remaining 3 finalist films are TBA tomorrow night) as we compete in the final round on Friday night April 4th in Harrison College House’s Heyer Sky Lounge! The top three finalists are picked by a panel of judges but 4th place prize goes to the Audience Favorite so please come and bring friends! 🙂

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…and don’t miss the third night of qualifying rounds in the festival, tomorrow night, Thursday April 3, 8:00 pm @Ware College House in McClelland Hall in the Quad.

…Read more about the festival here

Running on Rivalry

***Special thanks to Alex, Ivan, Lucy, and Luke, without whom this film would never have been made.***

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New Project: Sound Editing and Mixing

For an assignment in Professor Terry Adkins’ Sonic Measures course at UPenn this spring, our first project was to choose an audio source, then to deconstruct and make something unrecognizable from it (so the end result is not obviously tied to or traceable to its original audio source). I chose Bobby McFerrin’s a cappella track that plays under the Pixar short film Knick Knack. We used Logic to use editing and mixing functions to create something entirely new by recycling and modifying our sound source. Mixing tools were used to enhance the environmental/other qualities of our projects.

My goal was to create a sound scape evocative of biking through a construction zone or busy city, like the Big Dig or Boston, MA more generally.

…Sonic Measures Project: “Knack Knick”…