From 2005 to 2007, I was in the thick of film school at UCF and I absolutely loved it! Competitive, like-minded classmates; deep, theoretical texts; challenging, scrutinous professors; and my personal, creative incubation were all facets of the film school experience I greatly relished - not to mention exposure to so many great films!
In the fall of 2007, I took one of my favorite courses in the program - Cinematography I. Part of the course, taught and led by the venerable Professor Eric Breitenbach, prompted us enrollees to flex our visual muscles with a series of short vignette assignments aimed at increasing not only our familiarity with basic cinematographic principles but our understanding of the rationale behind our creative choices.
Now, compiled and put to music, here are my three stabs at those assignments. Enjoy!