Monday, February 14, 2011

Claroscuro: Ed Wood Film Festival 2011

Winner of the Best Cinematography Award.
Conceived, shot, and edited in under 24 hours.
cla·ros·cu·ro (m.) - the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities (as of mood or character)

Our entry to USC's 2011 Ed Wood Film Festival. This beloved campus-wide festival gives every USC student the opportunity to form a five-person team and create an original five-minute film in 24 hours!
Prop: Energy Drink/Theme: As Bad As It Gets
Actors: Joe and Leeroy Queriapa
Crew: Justin Nguyen, Kevin Dinh, Brandon Choe, Andrew Yang, An Tran
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, iPhone 4 flashlights, Final Cut Pro

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

San Francisco

A couple of friends and I took a three day road trip from UC Riverside all the way up to the Bay Area over Martin Luther King Jr weekend. Among driving for hours, looking for parking, nearly running out of gas, and crashing at various college campuses we had quite the adventure. The solid two days in San Francisco spent sightseeing were nice, along with seeing some old faces. To top it off, a few days later I met up with the guys in Riverside to watch the Album Leaf play a one-hour set. I really like their sound, and it's cool to hear the music featured in our short films live. I took a grip of photos on the trip, but I don't have a scanner for my film prints. Here are some of Kevin's; they're way better than mine anyway.