Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reel Voices: Lora

Over the next several weeks, I'm going to introduce you to each of our 2009 Reel Voices students, and if motivation holds out, perhaps I'll say a little something about the instructors.


Lora is a senior at High Tech High in Point Loma. She's perhaps our quietest student, but also the most studious. Though she doesn't say much, you get the feeling she is listening to every thought and evaluating it.
When you give a camera to the students who are talkative in class - you have some idea what to expect based on how they've come across so far. Lora was a dark horse - we had no idea what we were going to see!
In our first hands-on camera exercise, Lora shocked us with video that was technically very good - good exposure, in focus, white balanced - more so, every shot looked like it'd been composed by a cinematographer. Great shots, with subjects moving in and out of frame, and interesting compositions. As we critiqued the exercise, she took notes of what was said - both good and bad.
Lora shot a large part of her documentary over the last few days - she is working with an artist who struggles to make his living with his art, and a large showing of his was at ComicCon. I haven't seen the video she shot yet, but I can't wait to see the story come together.

Look for the Reel Voices program - including Lora's film (title to be released!) on Sunday, October 18th.

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