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My advisor at Northern Michigan University, Shravan Rajagopal, had an incredible way of assigning both structured and open-ended projects simultaneously. When he assigned us a project on The Paul Thek Questionnaire during my final semester at NMU, I was more than excited to put my own spin on things.

After choosing a group of candidates, I polled these lucky folks and conveyed their answers in a style of my choosing. I have always had a passion for videography, so a short film was the first medium that came to mind.

Although I could have created digital titles quite easily for my film, I knew this wouldn’t cut it. Creating custom typographic layouts for each candidate’s answer and then printing these designs on transparency, I created a tactile approach to a process that normally is completely digitized. By filming through these suspended transparencies with “fast”, low-aperture lenses, I was able to create focus and pan effects that simply aren’t possible with digital software.

northern michigan university videography photography studio
northern michigan university videography photography studio
northern michigan university videography photography studio
northern michigan university videography photography studio