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This thesis explores the process of writing, shooting, and editing my short film You Were There. My process involved scriptwriting with several revisions, shooting with a cast and crew, and editing the raw footage. This paper will not only serve as a timeline leading up to the final product of the film but also will explain the function of each artistic choice. This paper will also outline the biggest lessons I learned about fictional narratives, and discuss the successes and failures of the film as a whole. I also plan on discussing how those lessons will further my academic and artistic pursuits.
Emfinger, Regan, "You Were There : an Exploration and Analysis of the Filmmaking Process" (2020). Honors Theses. 1460.
The original script prior to revisions
You Were There (Revision 1).pdf (32 kB)
The script after one revision; some test shooting involved
You Were There- Linear.pdf (26 kB)
Third revision of script: filmed with crew and actors
You Were There (Final).pdf (34 kB)
The final thesis product; interrogations scene.
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