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Refraction (LMU)

Film Program
Loyola Marymount University
Course
Directing Short Film II: Visual Story
Film Type
Assignment
Genre
Drama
Duration/Running Time
5:58
Film Completion
May 3, 2021
Assignment Instructions
4-6 minutes in length. Only allowed up to 7 lines of dialogue. Focus was on creating a visual story.
Instructor
Mischa Livingstone
Grade Received
A
My role in film was
  1. Director
  2. Screenwriter
Shoot Duration
3 days
Shoot Budget
~$3000
Camera Used
  1. Canon C100
Sound Equipment
Sound Devices Mix Pre-3
Sennheiser MKH 416
Other Film Equipment Used
Canon 814 AZ Super8mm Camera
Post Production Software
Adobe Premiere Pro
ProTools
DaVinci Resolve
After the light bulb on her film projector burns out, an elderly woman must confront a nightmarish world as well as the trauma of her past as she seeks to find a replacement before her memories are lost forever.
Film Password (if private)
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Latest reviews

Refraction
Pros
  • The lighting was top tier
  • The camera work made it feel like her perspective
  • The way that it mixed clips of old home movies with a high quality camera was very unique and helped picture the story.
  • The artsy way of showing her painful past helped the plot unfold rather nicely
  • The story was very advanced.
  • The way you showed more hard topics in a thrilling kind of way was very unique and hit us very well
  • The music such as the piano work set the somber mood
Cons
  • Nothing really.
Acting
5.00 star(s)
Cinematography
5.00 star(s)
Costume Design
4.00 star(s)
Directing
5.00 star(s)
Editing
5.00 star(s)
Make-up and Hairstyling
4.00 star(s)
Production Design
5.00 star(s)
Score
5.00 star(s)
Screenwriting
4.00 star(s)
Sound Design
5.00 star(s)
Visual Effects
5.00 star(s)
This film was (as we had said above) very artsy and brought up a harsh topic. It was a sad and controversial topic with many on one part of the blaming sides. We love how they put it out there, and yet they didn’t make it too inobvious. This was an uncomfortable topic that they didn't cop out on. This aspiring director is (at least what we’ve seen so far) much anticipated by me. The lighting and techniques were very well done and the music put it together nicely. FIVE STARS!
Well shot
Pros
  • Shots were nicely composed
Cons
  • Not a big fan of inner monologue
Acting
3.00 star(s)
Cinematography
4.00 star(s)
Costume Design
3.00 star(s)
Directing
4.00 star(s)
Editing
3.00 star(s)
Make-up and Hairstyling
3.00 star(s)
Production Design
3.00 star(s)
Score
4.00 star(s)
Screenwriting
3.00 star(s)
Sound Design
3.00 star(s)
Visual Effects
3.00 star(s)
The shots nicely composed. Not a huge fan of inner monologue... it's way overdone in student films. (I've seen a TON of them) :) Try and find other ways to tell the story without it with visual imagery, looks and eyelines, on camera lines, etc in the future.

Love seeing the super8 film.

Looking forward to seeing your other films. :)
Colella612
Colella612
Thanks for watching!
S
SemperNovus
Thank you for sharing this Daniel.

Latest questions

How long were you given to write the story?
Students started drafting their scripts during the fall semester and then finished writing them in February of the spring semester. All in all, I would say it was a total of 3-4 months of writing and re-writing.
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Was it three full days of shooting? How many hours?
10 hours on the first day, 11 on the second day, and 12 on the third day. We were only given one weekend to shoot.
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Category
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Views
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Watchers
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Questions
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Student Film Reviews
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Rating
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