Friday, August 8, 2008

FILM 116 Survey

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

8. What are some of your favorite films?

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?


Post your responses to this survey as a comment to this post by Sunday, September 7, 5 PM.

75 comments:

kylearpke said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kyle Arpke

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

nope

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac, don't know, yes

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

don't have my own but I've had a major experience with digital filmmaking

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

yes, iMovie

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I have had a little experience "guiding" someone with creating a soundtrack for a movie I made.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

michael bay, george lucas, david koepp, Chris Nolan and of course spielberg

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Star Wras, The Island, Bella, Jurassic Park, The Departed, The Dark Knight

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Jurassic Park and Star Wars made me love cinema

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

going for "the bigs". Want to direct feature films

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Yeah, I created a full length movie my junior/senior years of high school

Isaiah said...

Friday, August 8, 2008
FILM 116 Survey
FILM 116 Survey
1. What is your name (first, last)? Hello, my name is Isaiah Wells

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use? I do not prefer any nicknames.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both? I am currently trying to purchase a Mac book pro with Leopard operating system. I might need access to B-18 if I can’t fund a new computer. Regardless, I have had experience with Window XP and Leopard on both a Mac and PC.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images. I don’t own a video camera, but I do own a digital camera. I own a basic point and shoot Cannon. It is not a fancy camera but it can accomplish some basic tasks. I find the experience with my digital, auto focus, Cannon to be rewarding. I focus a bit more on gathering a quick images paying little time concerning myself with lighting or focus. It’s interesting because when studying the pictures I later find new techniques (lighting arrangements, framing, textures, and such) that I might not have discovered otherwise. I feel that the somewhat random approach of capturing images offers me pictures that portray something I didn’t see before.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use? I have edited before, and I would like to become an editor. I edited a short for professor using Vegas 6.0. I have also used final cut pro a little bit.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe. I have worked a little bit with it. I am really hoping to put into practice sound recording this semester.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers? John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Robert Downey Jr. I don’t know. It is a really good question, and it has inspired me to make a list. My list will consist of categories and defined criteria’s yet to be determined. However I will create a director hall of fame.

8. What are some of your favorite films? I like almost all Alfred Hitchcock films. Jin Roh, The Kid,

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film? I was inspired to pursue the mass media originally, communications or something. I wasn’t sure. I was taking Intro to Mass Communications at UW-Fox Valley under Professor Donald Meckiffe. It was during this class that I decided how I would spend my life. I really wanted to affect society, effect people, and become involved in struggling over value issues in the world today. I decided that film was the vehicle that could best get me there.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts? I am working towards becoming an editor or director. I would like to do both.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I hope to learn a great deal this semester. I am open to new approaches. I am looking forward to opening new dimension to my work as a filmmaker.

Garrett K. said...

Film 116 Survey

1. Garrett Katerzynske

2. Garrett

3. Yes, I own a Dell Pc with XP

4. Yes, I own a Panisonic hadheld camcorder (not sure exactly the kind, its back at home). Nothing too fancey but a nice hard drive camcorder. I’ve used it quite a bit in my film class I took my senior year to make short films, a video for the school and a short film of my own.

5. I’ve done pretty exrtensive editing with adobe Premier elements.

6. I’ve done a lot of work with sound from making my short film. I used sound effects, captured and added ambient noise, even made a nice sound effect by capturing a vacume turing off and playing it slowed down in reverse.

7. Coen brothers and Scorsese do some nice work. Don’t really have any specific film maker that I follow.


8. Goodfellas, No Country for Old Men, Fight Club, Waiting, American Beauty, Boondock Saints

9. Ever scince I was little I was playing around with camcorders and testing out different filming techniques and effects.

10. I would like to direct my own films idealy, but I would be content handling the cinamotography. I would even be happy in advertising; coming up with and directing commercials.

11. I am open to learn everything and anything about film, I am incredibly fascinated with the endless possibilities of this field. However, a lot of time I’m much more interested in production and the hands on creative aspect rather than lectures.

Mark Scholbrock said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Mark Scholbrock

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No, Mark works.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, PC with XP. I have experience with both.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own a small JVC video camera my dad bought me. I have made some very short things that I have put on YouTube. I also have a Sony Cybershot digital camera which I use casually.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, I've edited before. I have used iMovie and Sony Vegas Movie Studio the most.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Yes, I have edited some small sound clips which I have used in school projects, as well as some of my YouTube ones.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Steve Spielberg, Ridley Scott.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Memento, The Dark Knight, The Truman Show, Seven, FIght Club, V for Vendetta.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I met a director named Jesse Cowell a few years ago here at UWM for a screening of one of his films. He made me begin to look at film a different way. What solidified my passion for film was Christopher Nolan's film, Memento.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Writer/Director, but I couldn't see myself being one or the other. I think I would have to do both. Also Editing.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I love comic books and gaming, and creating pretty much anything.

otterson said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Joseph Otterson

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Joe is fine

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I own a Mac, but I'm not sure what operating system.
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I do not own either.
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes, I have done some work with Vegas 6.0

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I have not
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Kevin Smith, Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow, Martin Scorcese, Cameron Crowe
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Almost Famous, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Goodfellas, Blazing Saddles, Clerks
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Kevin Smith


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I want to be a writer and director

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I'm a big Hunter Thompson fan

schne243 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Nelson Schneider
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Nope
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I have a Mac that operates with Mac OS X
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have an Olympus digital camera that pretty much has your basic features with a 5x optical zoom and 8 megapixels. I also own a Panasonic video camera with 22x optical zoom. It uses mini DVs. As for experience, I enjoy taking photography as an art form and have gone to nature reserves or just around towns to take pictures. I have made a few short films, either for classes or for fun. Nothing too advanced however.
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have edited videos before, I have used Windows moviemaker, but I am very good with iMovie 6 (iMovie 8 is terrible in my opinion)
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have not worked in-depth with sound. I’ve had to make my own sound effects or edit sound levels in videos for various reasons
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
My favorite filmmakers include Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, David Fincher, The Coen Brothers, Jason Reitman
8. What are some of your favorite films?
American Beauty, Fight Club, Almost Famous, Juno, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Memento, Little Miss Sunshine
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I can’t say for certain what inspired me, I just know that I was sitting in the back of my cousin’s car after a day of shooting a film realizing how much I had enjoyed myself and I thought “I could really do this for a living.”
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I’m currently looking at editing and cinematography.
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I like to draw cartoons.

Sam said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Samuel Leto

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Sam

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac G4 with Tiger and I have used XP as well.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Sony Handycam HC40 -mini dv camera- used to tape some snowboarding and a majority of wakeboarding which I then put together a couple of videos for a friend.

Canon XTi - I got this a year ago and have been using this more than my camcorder. Experimenting with different lighting and exposure and all that good stuff. Also used a lot to take stills of my wakeboard friend.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, iMovie and a little Final Cut

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not really. I've messed around with GarageBand a little and did some different sound things in my wakeboard videos.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
not really sure

8. What are some of your favorite films?
The Dark Knight

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Hated engineering school and this is what I used to think about during calc 3 and all the other classes. It's interesting to me and gets me excited.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I'm not sure yet. I hope to find the right job for me. I think it will probably be in Media Arts. If there would have be one uncertainty about this career choice it would be the job availability and security of this path.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

none

tatorok said...

1. Travis Torok
2. No.
3. Yes, a Mac. It has leopard on it.
4. Yes, I have a digital 8 camcorder and use a Nikon D70s camera. Used a lot, but mostly for just point and shoot.
5. Yes, iMovie.
6. Briefly with Garageband.
7. Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, William Wyler, Martin McDonagh, Michael Curtiz.
8. Stalag 17, Casablanca, Sea Hawk, North by Northwest, Great Escape.
9. Just watching movies.
10. Hopefully directing films.
11. Not really.

khutzler said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Katherine Hutzler

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Cassie

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac, experience with both

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Own digital camera, not much experience with video

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

iMovie

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Helped put music to the words of a song my friend wrote

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Susanne Bier, Joe Wright, Cameron Crowe, Hitchcock

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Atonement, After The Wedding, Easy Rider, Harold and Maude, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Almost Famous, To Catch A Thief, Cinema Paradiso

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I don’t know if it’s any one thing…I think I’m happiest when I’m doing something related to movies. I was a creative writing major but I realized I could put the two together.


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Hopefully doing something with both writing and film.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I’m a huge James Dean fan.

egrycan said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Eric Grycan.

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Windows XP.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a Canon Powershot digital camera and a Sony Digital 8 camcorder. I take pictures every once in a while for fun, and I've put together a few short movies.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Magix Movie Edit Pro 10.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I played in a band for a long time. We recorded a CD which I mixed. I've also recorded and mixed some of my own material.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, David Lynch, Spike Lee

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Koyaanisqatsi, Waking Life, Donnie Darko, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, 25th Hour, Dogma

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

To me, it's the most interesting art form, because it incorporates so many different elements. It's also that much harder to create a good film for that reason. But I like a challenge.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

At this point all I can say is that I want to be a filmmaker. Maybe I'll work in sound, or cinematography, or maybe I'll be a writer. Who knows?

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Besides being interested in film I'm constantly engaged in music, philosophy, and astronomy.

Andrew said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Andrew Tolstedt

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Age-Old friends call me Toast

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X with Parallels and Windows XP.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Digital camcorder, ZR 300 or something. It was used a few years ago when I first got into film-making to capture images for an awful and hilarious movie.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. I taught myself Final Cut, and put together the movie mentioned above.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Aside from performing live music, mostly in the editing process. I've also recorded in studio a few times.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Val Lewton, Hitchcock, Kubrick, John Carpenter, George Romero, Darren Aaronofsky, Roman Polanski

8. What are some of your favorite films?

I'm Not There, Rope, The Thing, Chinatown, The Shining, Terminator 2, The Public Enemy, Dr. Strangelove, The Big Lebowski, Das Boot, Harvey, Blade Runner, Silence of the Lambs, The Hustler

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

My father is a Comm professor, other than that I have no idea.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Director, Editor, Director of Photography

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
No

dyg said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Daniel Gorchynsky

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Dan

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I own an Apple Mac Book Pro

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own an old Pentax camera which I use when taking photos for art/black and white photos which I later develop by myself in my darkroom, and a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS digital camera for day to day photos such as vacations, etc...
As for a video camera, nothing special.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have done multiple film projects in school including the senior video for the Class of 2008 using iMovie.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I haven't worked in recording or processing sound/music, but music has been a big part of my life. I have played the piano since I was 8 years old, and the flute since I was 10.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Columbus, Mike Nichols

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Day After Tomorrow, Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Batman: The Dark Knight, Captain Ron, Titanic, Poseidon, any and all musicals

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I just love the feeling of captivation when the climax is arriving, or any big event, when the audience is at the end of their seats waiting for the next thing to happen, and helping/changing their experience using light, sound, angles, and music to heighten their overall experience wanting them to come back for more.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Editing or Directing

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Didn't know how to speak English until half way through kindergarden. I am fluent in Ukrainian, and most of my family can't speak English. Originally from Park Ridge Illinois, and have lived in Door County for the last 7 years.

bobthecomickid said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Robert Francis Curtis

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Bob or Robert, but preferrably Bob


3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes, I have a PC that uses Windows Vista.


4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I no longer own a camera or camcorder. My most recent one was a Sony Mini DV handycam.


5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes, under Windows Movie Maker.


6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Not really so much.


7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, and more and more Christopher Nolan.


8. What are some of your favorite films?
Ed Wood would be my all time favorite. Otherwise, I enjoy Rushmore, Lars and the Real Girl, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and my old school favorite is To Kill a Mocking Bird starring Gregory Peck.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
My mom used to take me to movies when I was really small whenever something bad would happen. I guess I've just been attracted to cinema my whole life because of it.


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I would like to do animation, and one day direct my own live action films.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I have three tattoos. I call them the three wise men. They are Yoda, Batman, and Abraham Lincoln.

sherwoo7 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Heidi Sherwood

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Nope, not particularly.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yeah, I have a MacBook Pro. I grew up using Macintosh computers. I’m not 100% sure about the operating system I have.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I do not own either, but I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to access a video camera and at least create low quality film. I have put together a few projects before.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. I've only really had experience using imovie though.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I haven't had much experience in this category. I've worked with music for personal use, but other than that my involvement has been somewhat limited.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Michel Gondry is my favorite, for sure.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

I enjoy Elephant, Across the Universe, The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, and Amélie.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Nothing really directly inspired me to study Film. The profound effect film can have on any one person is amazing. It can be so life-changing, even if only for a split second. I would like to embrace the opportunity to influence anybody positively.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

If I can make a living off of what I enjoy doing, I would like to write and direct. I am in the film department for the experience over anything else. I just want to create film.

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

In a very unrelated sense, I live a vegan lifestyle. Sometimes I forget that most people don’t.

mcfarl33 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Angela McFarlane

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Angie

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

PC with Vista :(

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own a digital video camera that uses DV tapes and a little tripod. I have filmed a couple short films for high school and a bunch of random stuff for fun.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. I used Windows Movie Maker

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I play many instruments and am under the inter-arts major for film and music. I have edited songs for films I made and also compose music.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Tim Burton, Darren Aronofsky, and Christopher Nolan

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Requiem for a Dream, Batman Begins, Edward Scissorhands,[Pi]

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

No person or movie really inspired me to pursue film, except being completely fascinated with how an art form can be entertaining, thought provoking, beautiful to see and hear, and raw at the same time. There is no limit to what a person can film, where other mediums feel constricted. I also like that it is a medium that is easily mass produced and easily accessible to many people.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

My dream would to be an independent filmmaker. I would also like to create music to go along with my films.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

nope.

trichter said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Tanisha Richter

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
PC with Windows Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have a Sony Cybershot I just use for everyday pictures.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
iMovie

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Not really, no.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Cameron Crowe, Alfonso Cuaron, Sofia Coppola

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Almost Famous, Boondock Saints, Death Proof, Dead Poets Society

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Audio/Visual Communications class in high school

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Editing

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Nope

eshughes said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Elliot Hughes

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Not really.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Mac Leopard

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I do not own a video a camera but I have made about 15 of my own short videos by renting cameras from my high school.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes, I normally use iMovie 06.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before,either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have not.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Wes Anderson, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, and Judd Apatow.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Star Wars, The Shawshank Redemption, City of God, Lord of the Rings, Office Space, The Departed, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fight Club, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, There Will Be Blood, Donnie Darko

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
A friend of mine named Tim. He asked me if I wanted to be in a video he was making for an all-school assembly. I liked making the video so much things just kind of took off from there.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I’m not sure. It would be cool to direct a feature length movie someday, but I could also see myself directing cool commercials or music videos. I think any job in the film/video industry would be great though.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I can be shy sometimes but I’m getting better at asking questions.

Brynn said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Bryn Unger

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No... but I prefer it spelled like Brynn.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

PC, Windows XP I think, and yes to both, but obviously I'm better with a PC.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own a Canon 40D DSLR camera as well as a smaller point and shoot Olympus digital which I don't use a whole lot. I have been involved in photography courses and shows throughout high school.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I used Final Cut Pro once to edit a video for Spanish class during senior year of high school, but barely brushed the surface of what it can do, I'm sure.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I mostly just listen to music.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Wes Anderson, Michael Gondry... hm.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

I love foreign films, documentaries and independent films.
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Edukators
Tsotsi
Yesterday
Born into Brothels
Amelie
The Darjeeling Limited
Life Aquatic
Science of Sleep
The Namesake
Everything is Illuminated

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I love to travel and capture moments with people with photography. Technically, I'm in the photo track right now, but I think I might switch it to film because I would really love to document people's lives on moving picture.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Living in... anywhere that's not America... and documenting life and culture and people and love and hardship.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Nooooope.

Brynn Unger

Zach said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Zachary Erdmann

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Zach

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, I own a new McBook, running Leopard

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Yes, I own a Canon zr500 which I purchased last year to begin shooting videos on my own. I have made a few short films both for classes and on my own time, but none of them thus far that I am any proud of.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I started with iMovie and learned Final Cut, also a very small amount of Adobe After Effects

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I used to work at a music studio and took a basic sound recording class as part of my training, so I can do a little.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Zach Erdmann, Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Rodriguez, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, David Lynch (Sometimes), Robert Zemeckis?

Rob Reiner, Michel Gondry, Jim Henson

8. What are some of your favorite films?

El Mariachi, Princess Mononoke, Dr. Strangelove, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Saw, Stand by Me, Labyrinth,

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I started as an actor in theater, and my interest in that naturally led me to try video, and I fell in love with the depth of the media involved.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Anything at least once. I don't like to imagine myself doing just one thing for the rest of my life.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Nope, I think that covers everything.

andrew said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Andrew Megow

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Andy is fine. A lot of people call me Megow though, it doesn't matter

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I own a Macbookpro but I have had experience with both.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I currently do not own a video camera but i have delt with a DHX 100 camcorder before and have made several short films, mostly silly movies but a few I tried to make as serious as possible.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
So far I've edited movies using Pinnacle for PC and iMovie but am willing to learn other programs

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I was in a band for 3 years playing Bass and we did about 25 shows in and around Madison WI. We recorded a CD using someone's studio plus I was in school Band where I played Saxophone. I also have toyed, messed, compiled, and even composed on Garageband.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
1.Stanley Kubrick- for his innovative camera work and presenting a movie as if they were stills
2.Steven Spielberg-For his storytelling
3.David Lynch-For his bizarre and dark imagination
4.Chuck Jones & Bob Clambett - for their styles (though both very different) as animation directors

8. What are some of your favorite films?
2001: a space Odyssey Breakfast Club
Back To The Future
The Truman Show
Ghostbusters Raiders of The Lost Ark
Dr. Strangelove Night of The Hunter
Bladerunner The Good,The Bad, & The Ugly
Boogie Nights Duck Soup
The Evil Dead Se7en

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
probably my Dad, I have been watching Movies since I can remember and He Always was able to show me something different each time

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Seriously, I see myself making new and innovative mainstream films. Something original and my own thing. Not something that has been done a 100,000 times. I want to be the next big director. But I need your help.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I don't drink coffee. Sorry, I have no time for coffee.

csrieder said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Carly Rieder
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
no
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes. PC. Windows XP
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own a Canon EOS Rebel G11. I had a photography class in 2004, Photography 101 at MATC. It was awhile ago s oI don’t remember much of it.
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
No
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
No
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
David Fincher, Tim Burton, Spielberg
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Fight Club, Fear and Loathing, Jurassic Park, Sleepers, and Ace Venture
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I love getting sucked into the plot of the film. For 2 hours I can be part of a different world. I also find it so interesting how producers and everyone working on the projects can create these amazing films.
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I’m not sure yet. I was thinking of a film critic, but I am open to trying all different fields and seeing what suits me best.
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I tried making a film using quicktime pro and failed miserably. I’m not very computer literate, so I’m a little nervous about this class.

Brad Schiefelbein said...
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Brad Schiefelbein said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Brad Schiefelbein

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Just Brad

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes. Mac. Leopard.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own my own video camera. It is not the most reliable its kind of old and outdated. ive done a decent amount of shooting film and some still photos but i don't have my own digital camerea with me.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes thats what i really want to go into. i've used Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas 8, Imovie, Final Cut Express now i only use final cut though.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Yes i have preformed with a band before playing drums. and i've worked a little in a recording studio mixing some recorded sounds on cubase.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

whovever a little Hitchcook, Spielberg is always good

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Dazed and confused, The Dark Knight, Into the Wild, Shawshank Redemption, Step Brothers, Superbad, Pirates of the Caribbean.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Just the thought of being able to change what you just saw and put it together to make something great got me into it.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Editor/ Director

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Not Really.

Matt Dwyer said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Matt Dwyer

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No, Matt’s fine.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes I do. I own a Macbook Pro, it runs on Leopard.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own a JVC GR-HD1 video camera. It records on mini DV tapes and has surprisingly good quality. I have been using it for almost a year and a half. I used to use a little digital canon for my still images but after taking a photography class my junior year of high school I got really into analog photo so I use my Canon SLR for all of my still images and I love it.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes I started in about middle school at home on Windows movie maker and then learned iMovie in school. I played a little bit with Final Cut but I would not count it as much experience. I’d like to say I very proficient in iMovie. But I can learn any software for video pretty quickly.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I’ve worked with sound mainly in video editing software. I’ve used Garageband before, but that’s about it. All of my friends are musicians so I have a basic knowledge of terms relating to audio recording.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Wes Anderson, Cameron Crowe, Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, Noah Baumbach, Michel Gondry, and a little soft spot for John Hughes.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
The Royal Tenenbuams, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Clerks, Almost Famous, Mallrats, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The Squid and the Whale, The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Breakfast Club and Back To The Future.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I’ve always had a love for film and television. I don’t have many childhood memories, but I can recite the entire recite the entire script from every movie I watch from age nine and up. I had started making little movies in middle school, and during high school I realized I wanted this to be my career.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
My main goal is to be a director. I’ve recently become interested in animation and I really want to see where that will take me. I really just want to be involved in the filmmaking process.

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I really enjoy almost anything in the visual art realm, from drawing to photography. I’m really looking forward to soldering my microphone. And for whatever reason my word processing program decided my response to eleven is the number twelve. So that kind of bugs me.

erik said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Erik Wagner

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you
would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I do own my own computer. It is a Mac PowerBook G4. I am not sure about the operating system.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I do not own a digital or video camera.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have edited a few videos before. I used iMovie and have recently begun to work with FinalCut Pro.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I have not worked with sound or music before.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Besides Steven Spielberg, I like M. Night Shyamalan.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Some of my favorite films are The Green Mile, The Sixth Sense, and The Number 23.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

One person who inspired me to pursue studies in Film is my neighbor who owns a non-profit production company. In addition, my sister, who is a professor at MIAD, inspired me.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I plan on moving to Hollywood to become as successful as I can as a movie editor.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I have put together a few short films or documentaries, one of which was shown in a Thai restaurant in Seattle.

Steven said...

1. Steven Franz

2. Steve works best

3. Windows XP

4. An $80 digital camera that sucks.

5. No

6. I sporadically play the saxophone, but I used to play it much more, including appearances in two all-city music festivals in middle and high school, and stints in a few small jazz bands.

7. Alfonso Cuaron, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood

8. Apocalypse Now, Children of Men, Alien, Dr Strangelove, Raging Bull, The Philadelphia Story, The Third Man

9. A reasonable knowledge of, and to desire to make, film.

10. Hopefully as a filmmaker of some kind, but perhaps in criticism or theory as a writer.

11. Go Packers?

kpprobst said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kyle Probst

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Macbook Pro, with OSX10

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a Canon Mini Dv camcorder that I have used to make many movies.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, I have made many movies and edited them myself. I have used, windows movie maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

The only music I have worked with is playing the guitar.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Some of my favorite filmmakers are Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock, and the Coen Brothers

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Some of my favorite films are: American History X, Reservoir Dogs, No Country For Old Men, and A Clockwork Orange. Also Silence of the Lambs

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I have always been interested in making movies and watching them since I was around 10. It has always been in my interest to pursue a career in film.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

At the moment, I enjoy the filmmaking process. i.e. Directing, editing, etc. I hope that I will have a career based around that.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I made a short movie that is on youtube entitled “Operation Taco Bell” that was featured on VH1’s Web Junks Top 20 at the #2 spot back in June of 2007.

zplewis said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

I am Zachary Lewis.

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I own a Mac but I don't know what operating system it has. I have had experience.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I do not.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have not.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I make music on garageband, but other than that No.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Salvador Dali, Charlie Chaplin

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Batman, No Country For Old Men, Sweeny Todd, Fight Club

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Friends and my favorite movies.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Art Teacher Extraordinaire

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Cheers to film!

uz said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Uzma Ahmed

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

PC windows xp

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Yes i have a video camera.It's canon. I'm obsessed with it.I feel the need to film every event with it. I can't stand other people filming an event, for some reason it bothers me. I like experimenting and using different techniques when i am filming or editing.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

yes, windows movie maker, lame.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

umm i burn cd's, does that count?

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Mira Nair, Gurinder Chadha, Michael Moore, Me.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Bend it like Beckham, Monsoon Wedding, Hotel Rwanda, the namesake, the notebook,i am sam, juno.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Film is something that attracts me.
People like me are also portrayed a certain way in movies which is always negative and i want to change that. Films are something that bring you into a different world and state when watching them. I want to to be responsible for doing that to people someday.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Producer/Director

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I'm hungry.

Forrest said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Forrest Falconer

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Nope

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, Macbook with Leopard.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Digital Camera: Sony Cyber-shot 6 megapixels.
Video Camera: Sony Handycam
I've filmed snowboard and skateboard videos.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, iMovie

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

No

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Spike Jonze, Spielberg

8. What are some of your favorite films?

I mostly watch skateboard and snowboard videos. Some of my favorites are: Lakai - Fully Flared, Girl - Yeah Right!, Almost - Round 3. Also, V for Vendetta and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I used to film a lot for local skaters and snowboarders, then edit the footage I captured. I had so much fun doing this that I decided to pursue a career in it.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I would like to film and edit footage for skateboard, snowboard, and other action sport companies.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I like skateboarding, snowboarding, and basically anything outdoors. I like meeting people... come say hi.

Kevin "Crazy Hands" Heyer said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kevin Heyer

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Kevin is fine.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I own a Mac, with what I believe is Leopard. I have experience with both platforms.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own a video camera. It's a relatively cheap JVC. I have only shot one video on it, which is simply my brother and I talking for five minutes. Naturally, it's on Youtube.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have in the past, but with the help of someone who knew what they were doing. I believe we just used the generic Windows editing software.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not really, unless Guitar Hero counts.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, Quinten Tarintino, The Coen Brothers, Orson Wells, Fritz Lang, among others...

8. What are some of your favorite films?

1) Godfather 2) Casablanca 3) Chinatown 4) Touch of Evil 5) Clerks

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

The feeling I get whenever I walk out of a really good movie.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Hopefully Screenwriting/Directing. If one had to be picked, though, I'd say screenwriting.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I have an undiagnosed stomach condition. I'm basically like Kurt Cobain but without any talent. Anyway, you should know that so if I'm slumped over and looking pale, I'm not bored, I'm just really, really sick.

a1cairman said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Thomas Wheeler

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

don't care

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

yes, PC, Vista (I know im stupid)

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I did but its old and broke from alot of use, so, no i don't

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

yes, Adobe premere

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

no

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood
8. What are some of your favorite films?

Star Wars, Ladder 49, Gangs of New
York, Minority report, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, Man on Fire,...I can keep going...

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

My best friend Dan Bergum, he introduced me to using a camquarter and editing with adobe.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

full length feature films

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I'm in the Air national Guard in Madison and I'm gone once a month for drill.

Kaitlyn's Photography said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Kaitlyn Murray

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Kaitlyn is what I go by

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I own a Mac OS X and have had experience with both kinds of computers before

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own a Pentax *ist DL with an 18-55 lens that corresponds with it and a tripod. I do mostly still images and haven’t had much experience with video cameras.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
No

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I play viola and in my high school had to record a couple my solos and quartets so I used the recording equipment available there.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Michel Gondry, Peter Jackson, Craig Gillespie, Julie Taymor, Tim Burton

8. What are some of your favorite films?
The Shawshank Redemption, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Ned Kelly, Once, Across the Universe, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shakespeare in Love, Meet The Robinsons

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I actually wanted to be a photography major but UWM doesn’t have just a photography major, it’s either Art or Film, and I can’t draw to save my life so I’m doing film until I pass the requirements to do the photography track.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
My dream job would be to work as a National Geographic photographer. But if that doesn’t work, I’d like to work on a magazine as a photographer.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
My two favorite colors are green and purple

Marco Cannestra said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Marco Cannestra

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No Marco is fine

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I have a Mac Mini and it runs on Tiger.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a digital camera that records low quality short video clips.


5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, I have used iMovie and Final Cut Pro

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I was the boom operator for a film with some ppl from columbia called Out of Nothing. and I've used soundtrack pro and garage band.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Sergio Leone, Franic Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Wes Anderson, P.t. Anderson, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jean Luc Godard, David Lynch, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and kevin smith

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Salo or the 120 days of sodom, 8 1/2, Divorce Italian Style, Brazil, The Last Temptation of Christ, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Contempt, the Godfather, and Once Upon A Time In America

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Watching the Godfather when i was like 7 or 8 with my dad, which got me into Al Pacino, and then i bought a bunch of his dvds one of which was scarface of course, and that had a good special feature about cinematography. and buying Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas criterion started me collecting those

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I would like to either be an Assistand Director, or possibly a cinematographer, but i'm not sure about anything really yet.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I have 303 dvds, and i collect out of print criterion dvds, and the only tv i watch is HBO

melinner said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Megan Linner

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
no

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I have a PC that uses Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have a basic point-and-shoot Samsung digital camera and a Canon digital video camcorder. I’ve been shooting video seriously since I was 12 and have made some home movies along with a short film that I shot last year for a media class. I also took Photography 1 and 2 in high school which was mostly black and white film with some digital.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have Pinnacle Studio 9 at home and have worked with iMovie at school. I’ve also used Final cut pro but am not very familiar with it.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
no.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Little Miss Sunshine, Romeo+Juliet, Footloose, Donnie Darko, Thelma and Louise, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, The Departed, The Goonies, The Princess Bride

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
When I was younger, my friends and I would make movies and that was always my favorite thing to do. I realized that people do that for a living and I decided I wanted to be one of them.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I hope to someday be a director in Hollywood

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I’m really interested in black and white photography.

Antonio said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Antonio Vargas.

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I have both a Mac (OS X) and a Windows (XP).

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I only have a digital camera on my phone. I took a photography class back in 10th grade, it was black and white photography.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I used QuickTime Pro for the first time last semester for a project.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
No, I have not worked with sound in any way.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Sergio Leone, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Coen Brothers, and Spike Lee.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Taxi Driver, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, Raising Arizona, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, Lion King, Once Upon A Time In America, Duck You Sucker.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I've always loved movies. The film that really made me want to become a filmmaker is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Sergio Leone was an amazing filmmaker, when I first saw his film, my life changed.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I would love to start off working in cinematography, the hopefuly move on to directing films.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I love music just as much as I love film.

Tammy said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Li, Wang

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I have a laptop (Toshiba) with Win Vista system.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a digital camera and a video camera. The DC is 3.2 megapixel Canon PowerShot A75. I bought it four years ago. Although it is not a professional camera, I think it is enough for me to explore the interested views, mostly the buildings, the insects, plants and landscapes. The camera is easy to use but its size is a little too big to carry. The color is fine but the image quality is limited.
I use my Panasonic miniDV recorder to shoot natural views. Its ability of revealing the original color and brightness of subjects is great. But it needs too much time to expose if in a dark environment. I don’t have too much experience with DV compared to DC.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. Ulead VideoStudio.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Yes. I use Cool Edit to remix the songs and other sounds that I recorded. Basically, I add the chorus and sound to the background music and mix them. But all of them are just for my own entertainment.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Jacques Perrin
Steven Spielberg

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Le Peuple migrateur
Microcosmos
From Pole to Pole
In celebration of trees
Artificial Intelligence: AI
Bicentennial Man
The Shawshank Redemption
The big blue

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Not quite sure. But I guess it is just my study and life experience makes me to decide to study film.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

a director making natural documentaries or scientific films.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I am a music fan and also very interested in science. I studied science in the last eight years and got a bachelor and master degree in biology. I hope I can know about the world in a different way by learning film which is an art embracing with modern technology.

nesbitts said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Sara Nesbitt


2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Sara


3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac, unsure


4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have both a digital camera and video camera. They are both cannons. My video camera is one that operates not with a tape but with a card. I have a lot of experience with capturing both still and moving images. I love taking pictures and do it often. I was enrolled in film classes since my sophomore year of high school where I had to capture a lot of video for various reasons.



5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have edited video before using Vegas 6,7, and 8.



6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I do work with music quite a bit. I really love music and I enjoy doing anything that involves it. I play piano and guitar. I have recorded original songs on both instruments. I also really like editing music. I have made mixes for my cheerleading team that I was on as well as one that I coached. All in all I really love working with anything music related.


7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas


8. What are some of your favorite films?

The Departed, The Green Mile, Indiana Jones...

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I would have to say my Telecommunications teacher/course at my high school really inspired me to pursue film. I had always loved filming things and making movies but I had never thought of it as a possible career possibility until I took this course. In this class we made the weekly video announcements for the entire school.


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I would really love to be a movie director but then again I like the whole editing process of film as well. I guess I would ultimately like to do it all; fliming, directing, editing, putting the entire thing together myself.


11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I am really excited about furthering my knowledge in film.

Ellen said...

1.What is your name (first, last)?
Ellen Janisch

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Nope, Ellen is fine.


3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I own a Dell PC with Windows Vista.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have an old digital camera I’ve had since middle school, but has yet to disappoint. I am not sure of the make or model.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have not.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
No, I haven’t.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Takashi Miike, Jan Svankmajer, Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith, Chan-wook Park, Frank Miller, George A. Romero, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Say Anything, Battle Royale, Oldboy, Chasing Amy, Evil Dead series, Lunacy, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
My best friends, creativity, love and interest.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Screenwriting, producing.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Charles Bukowski is my hero.

ljsmith said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Lanae Smith

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Nope

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I own a Mac with OS X on I, at least I think that’s what the operating system is. I have also had experience with PC’s before.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have a PowerShot A540 6.0 mega pixel digital camera that has been dropped a million times but still works really well. It does have video recording capabilities but I have not experimented with that function much. It has different settings where I can control the shutter speed or aperture or both at the same time and I have done a lot with those functions.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have edited videos before mainly using iMovie but I have also used a program on a PC, unfortunately I can’t remember what that program was.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have been performing music since a young age on various instruments but I don’t have much experience, if any, recording or processing sounds. This is something I am very interested in though.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
The Cohen brothers, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan

8. What are some of your favorite films?
This is England, American History X, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Dark Knight, No Country For Old Men, Fight Club

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I’ve always loved movies and then I took an intro production class in high school that introduced me to the idea. I love how you can communicate so many different things to so many different people through film.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I don’t really know yet, maybe editing.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I think that about does it.

MitchKeller said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Mitchell Keller

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Mitch

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

MacBook Pro. Experience with both PC and Mac

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Sony digital camera. Use for recreational stills and occasional video.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

No

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Performed as a bassist in a band and also worked recording a CD.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Michel Gondry, Wes Anderson, Cohen Brothers, David O. Russell

8. What are some of your favorite films?

I Heart Huckabees, The Darjeeling Limited, Garden State, Seed, Donnie Darko, Apocalypse Now, In America

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

The overwhelming feeling I receive when I make a connection with a movie I really love.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Hopefully an independent writer/director writing narratives or documentaries

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

mjprekop said...

1. What is your name (first, last)? Matt Prekop

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use? Matt

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Mac OS X

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
Neither

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Nope

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Nope
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Peter Jackson
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Ocean Series, Snatch, Boondock Saints
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Movies I made when I was in middle school. The career itself will always keep me entertained because it constantly changes with technology.
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Screenwriting
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I also am interested in television screenwriting.

katie said...

1. What is your name (first, last)? Catherine Hooser

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use? Katie

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Not at the moment. Hoping to purchase one soon.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images. "Yes, I own a digital camera. I like to capture subjects at different angles, and I also like to experiment with color" ( black and white, sephia, etc..) "My favorite photos are ones I took from a passenger side window going down the freeway heading up north Wisconsin". "Caught a lot of old farm houses in the backround."

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use? "No, I have never edited video before".

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe. "No, I have never worked directly with any".


7. Who are your favorite filmmakers? "Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarentino, Sydney Lumet, Roman Polanski,of course Coen Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, Marty Scorcese"


8. What are some of your favorite films? "Blade Runner, One Flew over the cuckoos nest", Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather, Snatch, The Last Waltz"


9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film? "Parents were very opened minded people, never placed any restrictions when it came to film and music, no matter what the ratings may have been." That was my introduction to a variety of different films." "It is something I have almost had an obsession with since I can remember".

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts? "There is still a lot I need to learn about the different techniques involved in making a film". "Right now, I don't have a specific career in mind, because I am very open minded to learning everything I can about these different areas."Eventually, writing a screenplay and directing would be my goal."

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? "I am extremely excited to really get going in this class". "I know after it is all finished, I will come out of it with great confidence and a knowledge of things I never believed I could ever learn". I know this class will be a great benefit to me, even though I realize it will be difficult!

Bethany said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Bethany Davey

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Just Bethany

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

A PC with Windows Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I just have a little Samsung camera for general picture-taking. I love taking pictures, though. I have the most experience working with film, including black-and-white and some darkroom work. I don't have much experience capturing moving images, though.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, I edited my church's TV program for a couple of years. I'm not sure what software it was, but it was kind of old-fashioned.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I took piano lessons for a few years, and still play around when I can.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Baz Lurhmann, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Christopher Nolan

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Benny and Joon, Scoop, Rio Bravo, Hook, Star Wars, The King and I, Indiana Jones, Much Ado About Nothing

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I wanted to be a movie director long before I ever got involved in theatre and acting, and now I'm coming back to that desire. I want to create and tell beautiful stories that touch people, make them think, and enrich their lives. Theatre can support that, too, but film has such a wide range of possibilities.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Directing, either in movies or theatre.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

My major is Inter-Arts, with equal emphasis on Film and Theatre.

sfurseth said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Samantha Furseth

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Sam

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac, Unsure, Yes

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a kodak easyshare digital camera. Nothing special, I just use it for fun.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, windows movie maker.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not really, no.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Joel Coen, Steven Spielberg

8. What are some of your favorite films?

O brother where art thou, My Fair Lady, Requiem for a Dream, Juno.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Nothing really inspired me, it just interests me.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I'm not quite sure, maybe editing.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I'm drinking my milk straight out of the carton right now.

woahmer said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Johnathon Olsen

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

John

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, Mac/Leopard.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Not at the moment but I have worked a lot with mostly a Cannon XL-1.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, Final Cut Pro.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I have recorded live sound, foley work, and music for various projects.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Tarkovsky, Wenders, Godard, Malick, Antonioni, Rohmer, Tsai, Herzog

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Kings of the Road, Days of Heaven, The Sacrifice, Stroszek, What Time is it There?, California Split, Pierrot Le Fou, The Brown Bunny, L'avventura, The Green Ray, Ordet

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I'm not sure. I've been kind of doing my own thing for a while and I felt that maybe the structure and communal nature of school might help me at this point in my life.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I shot my first feature last summer (07) and I have made a goal for myself of trying to finish a feature length project at least every two years for the time being. So I guess I just want to continue with that but also figure out how exactly I'm going to attempt and make a career out of this. I really don't know at this point. Ideally I guess I would find some kind of viable market for the kinds of things I'm interested in making.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Not really.

zdholder said...

What is your name (first, last)?
Zachery Holder
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No not really most people just call me Zach but I don't have a preference.

Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
yes, Mac, Mac Leopard, both

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I have a video camera its a Canon ZR500 with a external microphone port. I also have a 5 mega pixel Canon Power Shot SD450. I have done several different video projects because I took 5 different film classes in high school and was part of our advanced team on our school news broadcast system V-Cat.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes during several of my film classes. I have used mainly iMovie but have had some experience using both Final Cut and Adobe Premier.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have done a few things with sound nothing too detailed though. I have worked with matching music to footage by doing a music video and also basic problems when the audio doesn’t match up. I have done a few recordings for a few music classes but nothing major.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
This is a very hard question that I get asked often and never seem to have a direct answer but Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Darabont, and Steven Spielberg are a few of my favorites.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Rear Window, Crash, Transformers, and X-Men are some of my favorites.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Film was always something that interested me and once I got into high school I wanted to become a Veterinarian but that quickly went out the window once I took my first film class. Working on film projects are something I really enjoy time always flies by so quickly and I can work on them non-stop and not get bored. I found my self spending all my free time in our high school video lab and after talking to a few teachers I was convinced into going to school for film.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
There are so many aspects of film that I have barely explored that interest me and I don’t have a specific area to focus on. I would love to become a music video director or help create promotional videos for different organizations to support causes.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I love drawing! I have a few connections with a few different bands that I do promotional work for and hoping to work with them during a music video shoot. I also did a anti-drug video campaign in high school that I’m very passionate about.

ndincel said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Nazli Dincel

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Naz

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

PC, unfortunately vista.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

both are non-professional cameras and camcorders, made a short documentary when I was traveling around europe. I take pictures and edit them for fun: http://dark-pirate.deviantart.com/art/escaping-butterflies-84484556
(I secretly dream of a nikon d3)

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

yes. final cut. but I'm not very experienced with it.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

performed and very poor experience with recording.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

jan svankmajer, bresson, godard, emir kusturica, jean-pierre jeunet, wim wenders, jim jarmusch, lynch...

8. What are some of your favorite films?

very hard question. city of god, wings of desire, city of lost children, alice(svankmajer), daisies, notre chanson, pickpocket.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

definitely bernardo bertolucci.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

stop motion, or independent director.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

nope.

gus said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
William Ingebretsen

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Gus (I've never been called William)

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a Canon PS digital camera and a Panasonic PV-GS150 MiniDV camcorder. I've used both a lot, taking a lot of pictures and making a few short movies.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, with Adobe Premiere 2.0

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not really, I can play a few instruments, but none too well.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, Coen Bros... and a lot more

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Blue Velvet, Fargo, Down By Law, Ran, The Good the Bad and the Ugly

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I wrote a paper on Akria Kurosawa in 9th grade and Ive wanted to do it since.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I don't really know yet, director would be the ultimate goal but there are a lot of other things that interest me, especially editing.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Not that I can think of...

-Tierra said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Tierra Tank

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Not Sure

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I built my computer with an Asus motherboard with dual-screen capability, Intel Pentium D processor, 750watt power supply, an 80Gb hard drive, DVD/CD burner, 2Gb of RAM, and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (I most definitely will not be getting service pack 3 or Vista).

I replaced the graphics card with an ATI Radeon 1650pro a couple years ago but I'd like to get a new one (preferably the NVideo GeForce 1800 series or something better).

I'd also reeeally love a Tb hard drive (there's room in my chassi for 2). Also waiting for Solid State Drives to reach reasonable prices.

I also enjoy inputting random strings of hex in font tags to see which color I get...

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I've taken digital still pictures before but nothing too extensive. I'm really good at finding my way around a camera.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Tried movie maker but it kept bothering me about codecs even when I obtained them and all my vids were .avi's...

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I was in orchestra and a chamber orchestra in high school and also have experience playing in a pit for musicals. Was also in band 'til my junior year.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki, the guy who made the Star Wars movies that were actually good (not George Lucas...), Steven Spielburg, Guillermo del Toro, Trey Parker 'n Matt Stone, Mel Brooks

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Pan's Labyrinth, Labyrinth, Willow, Pitch Black, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star TrekIV, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the new DC and Marvel movies that aren't either of the Hulk movies, Back to the Future, the Highlanders with Sean Connery, Blues Brothers, Idiocracy, Serenity, and any movie with Samuel L Jackson yelling.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I actually started out wanting to work on video games. I guess I still could, but film-making involves more field-work and hands-on activities.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I've always been fascinated by animatronics and digital motion capturing, so I'd like to work with either of those technologies.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

went to MSOE for computer engineering for a semester and a half and still game with my friends there.

Also have a tiny amount of experience with scriptwriting.

kirkmccamish said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kirk McCamish

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

no

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Mac, Tiger OS X 10.4.11

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Digital Camera: Samsung S630 used for everyday photography
Video Camera: Panasonic PV-GS35 used for make shorts/Film Festival movies in high school and college. Im a transfer student, last year I went to St. Cloud State University were I also studied film. I got alot of experience with Panasonic HD cameras there as well.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Final cut express/pro, imovie, pinnacle studio, and Casablanca (analog)

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Done voice overs, and ambience recordings
Used garage band, soundtrack, and ProTools

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Peter Jackson, Coen Brothers, Mel Gibson, Zack Snyder

8. What are some of your favorite films?

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Snatch, 300, The Big Lebowski, Troy

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

The Film classes I took in high school, I was really able to express myself using the camera

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Hollywood Films, not anything specific yet

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Like I said above I am a second year Film major but this is my first semester here. Along with this class Im taking 115 and 220. I really am serious about film and hope to make it my life. Im looking forward to this class and the up coming semester.

katrina.schwarz said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Katrina Schwarz

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

no

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

PC, don't know (but it’s probably something old), very little experience with Mac

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

yes, I own a video camera (the Sony Handycam that uses mini DVDs) and have access to a digital camera, but I don’t know how to use them for anything except just basic stuff, but I have worked behind the scenes on some short films and observed the equipment in action

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

only twice, once on iMovie and once on Moviemaker

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I play musical instruments. I used to play the bassoon in middle school and have played the piano for years. Other than that, I have no experience.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Mira Nair, Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock

8. What are some of your favorite films?
L’auberge espagnole, Amélie, Ma Femme S’Appelle Maurice, The Namesake, Psycho, Edward Scissorhands, Premonition, Slim Susie, Vier Minuten, Emmas Glück… the list goes on

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I’m not sure…I’ve always enjoyed good stories and doing creative things…winning a screenwriting contest probably helped too

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

writing, set design, location scouting, documentary work, doing a travel show...

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Well, as I said before, I won a screenwriting contest my junior year in high school (the MIFF Student Screenwriting Contest), and I’m not a big fan of technology

Val Danculovich said...

1. Val Danculovich

2. Val

3. Yes, MAC OS X. I've had some experience with PC's and some Apple products.

4. Yes, I own a video camera but haven't had much experience using it. I have access to a digital still camera and am pretty competent with it.

5. Yes. I used iMovies and Final Cut.

6. No

7. Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Stephen Speigelberg, Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Tim Burton & John Carpenter

8. 2005 King Kong, new Stepford Wives, original Halloween, Silence of the Lambs, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Sixth Sense, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Identity, Bird Cage, The Burbs, 27 Dresses, Titanic.

9. There is no one individual who inspired me. I've always loved films and since I was little, used to see movies and think about how I would improve them.

10. I will start out editing and slowly transition into becoming a director, writer and producer of films.

11. I have started writing outlines of my stories that I plan to turn into screenplays.

Mariella said...

1. What is your name?

Mariella Morton


2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Mariella or Mari


3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform and what operating system?

I have a PC that runs XP


4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own an Olympus 560 Ultra Zoom digital camera. It has 8 mega pixels and an 18x optical zoom. I use a 2gb Olympus memory card, which allows me to take panoramic shots, and rechargeable batteries. I have been taking pictures and manipulating them in Photoshop for over 4 years. I enjoy taking photos of nature, interesting or historical architecture, and urban environments. I went to Lollapalooza in 2006 and took plenty of pictures of the bands that I saw. It was a great experience, and I'd love to take more gig photos. I also love to photograph old movie theaters.

I own a Samsung mini DV camera, which I haven't used much.
I went to a film summer camp in Evanston, IL 3 summers ago and produced 2 short films with a group of 11-16 year olds. I performed camera duties for one(The Day of the Dork) and directed the other(a b&w adaptation of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"). I gained extensive experience using a Sony mini DV camera, and one day using a 16mm Bolex. Unfortunately, our camera had a light leak and our footage was ruined. The Day of the Dork can be viewed here. The watermelon helmets on the martians were my idea. I had a lot of fun, and was inspired to pursue film making.


5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I edited the Dorian Gray short in iMovie, which I had never used before, and I had to complete it in one day. It was a nightmare. I have used Windows Movie Maker for a few things with much better results. I downloaded JahShaka once, and it was pretty lame, so I deleted it.


6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

I took piano lessons for 6 years and voice lessons for 2. I have been playing the bass and guitar for 5 years. I have a MicroKorg synthesizer that I like to goof around with. I began playing the accordion in June, and I love it. I have been in a few bands and played a bunch of shows. I've recorded music using my computer and Cakewalk, and have experience converting audio files.


7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

David Lynch, Charles Chaplin, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, David Cronenberg, Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Tim Burton


8. What are some of your favorite films?

Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Bananas, Annie Hall, Amelie, Pi, American Movie, In The Soup, Ghost World, Ed Wood, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Evil Dead II, Brain Dead, Shivers, Fido, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Butcher Boy, City of God, The Shining, Capote, Waking Life, Me You And Everyone We Know, The Conversation, Midnight Cowboy, American Beauty, Groundhog Day, Where the Buffalo Roam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pink Flamingos, I Heart Huckabees, Better Off Dead, Pretty in Pink, Spun, Night of the Living Dead, Bad Taste, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and many more.


9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

The film Eraserhead by David Lynch opened up a whole new world for me. My parents showed it to me for Halloween when I was 13, and it blew my mind. It challenged everything I had known about movies.


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Cinematographer, editor, director, I don't know... I am interested in learning more about using film. Although digital media is great, I think film is a wonderful medium and I want to use it more. I'd love to make a music video one day.


11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I make 1" and 2.25" pinback buttons for bands and businesses. I enjoy biking, hanging out with my boyfriend and cat, making jewelry, cooking(I'm vegetarian), collecting records, and shopping at thrift stores. I have a 16mm film projector w/sound in my parent's basement, but I've never had any film to try it out. I have a bonsai tree. I like Troma movies, and I took Lloyd Kaufman's film making master class.

Ajmishun said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Alex Mishun

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Alex or Mission

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, Pc, XP pro

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Video camera. Canon GL2 with a shotgun mic, 2 attachable lens, and tripod. I have shot a few short films with friends, mostly with decent chinematagraphy, but not so great sound.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, Played around on Sony Vegas, Adobe Preimure, Adobe After Effects, Windows movie maker (cringe)

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not much, and little bit with pre-recording audio and alittle nosie reduction on audacity.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

David Fincher

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Fight Club, Shaun of the Dead, V for Vendetta

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I love making films and acting. Had some fun over a few years playing around with movies and found some people enjoyed what I had done. Not the best work, but we all had fun with it.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Film / Dramatics (acting or stunts possibly?)

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I like short walks on the beach and salsa dancing with circus clowns.

kyleealy said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Kyle, Ealy

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
none

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
PC, Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I do not have a digital or video camera.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes, a couple of years ago. I believe it was final cut pro.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
no i havent besides on already recorded music with final cut.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Stanley Kubrick, Gus Van Sant(sometimes), Coen brothers, Stephen Daldry

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Billy Elliot, Lawrence of Arabia, Grizzly Man, Clockwork Orange, City of God, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
The movies I grew up watching - goonies and the sandlot. Plus an overactive imagination.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Writer and Director.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I am looking forward to using creativity instead of memorization and regurgitation in this class.

rachelsmarten said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Rachel Marten
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes, mac, mac leopard
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
Yes I have a video camera which is a Panasonic Camcorder but I actually haven’t used it that much. I worked with the video cameras my school owned at the last college I was at. It was really expensive equipment but it was excellent. The quality of the film and the colors was awesome. It was great picture quality. The tripod helped a lot as well. It made everything really steady.
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
yes Final Cut
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Yes I play guitar, bass, and piano. I have added music performed by professional artists to the videos I made.
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Peter Jackson, Ryan Murphy
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Babel, Running With Scissors, Little Miss Sunshine, Cloverfield
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
The experience of producing and making films is appealing to me. I love the idea of being able to make a work of art and present it to an audience.
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Anywhere from directing to editing to really anything behind the scenes.
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I absolutly love comedy and think it would be actually rewarding to make comedy films. I enjoy writing scripts and editing. I’m also really into music and hope to put an emphasis on good soundtracks in my films.

Chris said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Chris Moore

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use? Big Red

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Mac powerbook G4 2008

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
Sony HVR A1U I work for the Campus at the creative services dept. I’ve been making films since I was 11 and I am passionate about film. I feel I have extreme skill in this area and I am determined to succeed.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use? I movie – Final cut Pro – Adobe premier

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Not my best talent but I have some skill in audio

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Tarintino, Rodriguez, Terry Gilliam, Cohen Bros., Scorsese, Coppola,


8. What are some of your favorite films?
Fargo, Res. Dogs, Fight club, Magnificent 7,
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Cohen Bros.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Anything is fine I really don’t care

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I like rugby…. a lot

dannydacquisto said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Danny D’Acquisto

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Danny Dee (Not in class though, Danny will work)

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes. I have a Mac with Leopard.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

Yes. I just recently bought a Panasonic ag-dvx1000b. I love it! I’ve been learning tons about it. Everything from how to shoot in a natural looking 16:9 to how to create natural looking movement with shots. I have not taken stills with it.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. I use Final Cut Express.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Yes. I have experience using a digidesign interface system with protools LE.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Orson Wells, Christopher Nolan, PT Anderson

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Citizen Kane, The Dark Knight, A Beautiful Mind

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Jesus Christ

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I would like to make documentaries about Christianity or just use video as a pastor any way possible.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Not really.

dcreilly said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Derek Reilly.

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, it's a Macbook. I'm unsure of the operating system. I'm pretty experienced with PC's. Not all that much with Mac's.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a Canon Rebel XTi. I don't really have any "gear." Although I do have a couple of lenses. I've had a lot of experience with photography. I took photography classes for three years in high school.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes, I have edited video clips with Windows Movie Maker a while back. In high school we used iMovie for a couple different projects.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Not that I'm aware of.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

I love Todd Solondz. Harmony Korine and Larry Clark. Michael Haneke. Gus Van Sant. John Waters.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Ghost World, Welcome To the Dollhouse, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Tarnation, Fat Girl, Gummo, Happiness, Shortbus, Audition, Harold and Maude, Inside, Kids, Pink Flamingos, The Evil Dead.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Film has always been the priority in my life.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I'm not quite sure as of now. I'm open to new things.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Not really.

MichaelNapoli said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

*Michael Napoli

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

*You can call me whatever you like.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

*I own a desktop with XP and a laptop with Vista.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

* I Do own a digital camera, it's just a little sony, nothing spectacular. It's very, very bare bones.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

* Yes, I have. Adobe premier.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

* No luck there.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

* David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Paul Verhoeven, Spielberg.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

*Jurassic Park, Jaws, The Thing, Starship Troopers, Videodrome, Suspiria, Terminator 2: Judgement day, Straw Dogs. To Name a few

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

* The Dolly Zoom shot.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

* Either Directing, possibly producing. We'll see.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

* Not unless you want to know something.

Kurt Raether said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kurt Raether

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Nope!

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, a Macbook with OSX Leopard

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

No video camera, and my still camera is broken, unfortunately.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Yes. I’ve used both Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere extensively.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Yes. I was in a live band for four years, we toured around northern Wisconsin and did a studio CD every year.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, The Coens, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Baz Luhrman.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Anything by the above mentioned auteurs, and Sex, Lies and Videotape pops into my head. I love that movie.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

I was confused about where to go in life, since I enjoy working in so many mediums. Film is an amalgam of my favorite things in life – image, sound, literature, philosophy, music, acting, etc.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I want to be a filmmaker, not a technician. I want to creatively develop ideas with other people, and form something worth existence. To me, creation is the most beautiful thing left on this planet, so I feel I need to dedicate my life toward it.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I am afraid that all my hard work will lead to nothing but more unanswered questions and more dead ends. I wonder if it is really just futile to pursue, but my compulsiveness doesn’t allow me to stop.

ajkorth said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Alison Korth

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

no

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

yes i own a PC with Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I own a digital camera that is capable of taking video...but the video is pretty poor quality. I took a Black & White photography class in high school but i havent had any experience in film besides my own personal creativity.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have never edited a video before that I can recall.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

no

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Steven Spielburg and Tim Burton(I know, typical)

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Big Fish, Little Miss Sunshine, and Anchorman are probably my top three that I can think of at the moment.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

It wasn't exactly who or what that inspired me; I've just always wanted to create a piece of art that provokes human emotion. The idea that if a complete stranger were to look at my piece of art and were to feel an emotion, even if it weren't the feeling i was trying to portray in the piece, has always inspired me to continue persuing a career in art. Movies can bring upon so many different emotions in people and I have always wanted to be a part of that type of art.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Right now I am interesting in becoming a cinematographer or eventually an art director for major motion pictures.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I have always been a generally shy person, and I rarely am ever completely satisfied with my art work - I always believe I could have done better.

Nathaniel Winter said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Nathaniel Winter

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Nate is just fine.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I have a PC laptop, my OS is Windows Vista. I have used Macs in the past but I am most comfortable with Windows.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a digital camera at home that is used by my family mostly. I have some experience capturing video for recreation and for my High School Musical technical crew.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I've edited video on MovieMaker but I've primarily used Adobe Premiere Pro.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

As I previously mentioned I worked on the technical crew for my High School's drama club. I worked with a Firepod and various mics to record the audio on stage and processed it using Adobe Audition.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

Over my brief years of viewing I've become pretty fond of Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, David Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo Del Toro, Kevin Smith, M. Night Shyamalan (I get alot of crap for that one but I'm stickin' with him) Hayoa Miazaki, Tim Burton, Sophia Coppola. I won't say Steven Speilberg, but I guess I just did.


8. What are some of your favorite films?

Unbreakable, Rear Window, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Pi, Dr. Strangelove, Spirited Away, The Fountain

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

M. Night Shyamalan sparked my intrest, there are so many people and things I've loved that have fueled that flame.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

I feel like if I can get myself behind a camera, capture something meaningful to me, and turn it into something I am proud of I can be happy with my carreer.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

My music tastes are far too broad for my own good, I doodle when I should be taking notes (I hear everything though, honest), and I'm a passionate Green Bay Packers Fan.

Michael said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Michael Hofstedt II

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Michael

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I own a PC with a Vista operating system.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own a Samsung digital camera. I put together a few short (5-10 minute) videos and a 50 minute video. My still image experience is adolescent.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have edited a video before using Windows Movie Maker.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have performed and recorded with a rock and roll band.
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Wes Anderson, D.A Pennebaker

8. What are some of your favorite films?
The Darjeeling Unlimited, Running Down A Dream, Into The Wild
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I was inspired by the creative mind of D.A. Pennebaker and Ben Chapman
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Documentary film maker
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I am a twenty-five year old Army veteran.

Lucas said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Lucas Gustafson

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
nope

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I have a Dell XPS (PC) that uses Windows XP. I have used MACs, but since I've been using PCs since I was 8 so I'm far more proficient with PCs.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I HAD a Polaroid digital camera that broke recently. I have a Panasonic handi-cam. I've been making movies since I was a sophomore in high school. My and my friends had a show that I edited and produced entirely. Since then I have done many film projects for my high school and became the go to guy when students (both older and younger) had questions or needed help with their video projects. I am an avidphotoshop user and used to have my own clothing line where I remixed internet pictures to make my designs.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have edited MANY videos. Most of them my own projects. I only use the simple version of windows movie maker but that has always been good enough for the time being. I also hand edited film when I took Film 220 a while back so I have a little experience with that.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Yes. I have Cakewalk Music Creator. I use this to edit my own music. I mainly play guitar but I dabble in many other instruments. I record my own vocals and have a few completed songs as well as one original music video I made for one of my songs.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Tim Burton for his twisted and artsy imagery. And David Fincher, mainly because he did my favorite movie, Fight Club, as well as Se7en and zodiac. His films always such heart and great story telling through small details he puts in his movies.

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Fight Club, Se7en, Lucky # Slevin, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Children Of Men, Brick, Planet Terror, Dark Knight, SLC Punk, Snatch, and ANYTHING with zombies.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I started making them when I was about 16 and have always loved cameras and story telling and manipulating what the audience sees to have them see myimage. Making my own special effects has also always been a challenge I loved.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I want to be a writer/director/editor. I'm already working on a script.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
If all else fails I'll be a rockstar.

witkow22 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Kevin Witkowski

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

No

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

Yes, PC, Vista

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

No

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

Ulead

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

Acid Music Software

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

M. Night Shymalon ( his older work)


8. What are some of your favorite films?

Signs, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Double Indemity, The Godfather

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

Peter Jackson

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Anywhere within the industry

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Not really. Not much to tell

Eric Adolphson said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?

Eric Adolphson

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

Nope but If you call me corn I won’t object.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

I have a MAC. I’m not sure about leopard or tiger or linux…

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

I have a video camera. It’s pretty basic digital.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

I have edited with very simple things such as windows movie maker and iMovie also this pinnacle studio plus or something.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

No not really I very minimally helped a friend making a song on garage band but I don’t really know my way around it very well.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

I love the Coen Brothers. Hitchcock will also have a special place in my heart.

8. What are some of your favorite films?

Fargo, Rear Window, Double Indemnity, Momento.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

My own interest in hopefully bringing something new to the table that is so simple people will think “Why the fuck didn’t I think of that”

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

Either Director but I’m not sure if I could cut it. But I really love editing too. But that’s what I’m going to figure out.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I use the word corn. It doesn’t have a definition. It can mean basically whatever you want it to be.

kagrzesiak said...

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Kimberly Grzesiak


2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
You can call me Kim if you'd like.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
I have my own Macbook Pro, but I'm still very new to it as I've had a PC my whole life.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own my own digital camera, it's a Canon power shot SD450, 5.0 mega pixels. I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and its always been something I've enjoyed to the fullest. Over the past couple of years I've become more serious about the pictures I take and I think I'm steadily improving.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
I have never actually done any video editing myself but I'm very interested in learning about it.

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have worked with sound by means of performing for the past 4+ years through my high school Concert Choir and choirs before high school as well.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Quentin Tarantino

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Garden State, American Beauty, Requiem For A Dream, Candy, The Rules Of Attraction, The Notebook, The Green Mile, Cloverfield, Pulp Fiction, Cold Mountain, Donnie Darko, Moulin Rouge, etc.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
There are various reasons as to why I chose film as a career. The first reason is because a film can open up someone's eyes and bring light to something that an individual may have had no prior experience with. Films can educate people in an enjoyable way, bringing them together at the same time. Also, I love that you can be creative with films and I love that there is a great deal of teamwork involved in putting a film together. To me, having a career in film means constant learning, teamwork, creativity, fun, and new experiences. All of these reasons led me to my choice today.


10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I really don't know what I see myself doing in film. Right now I'm focused on learning about all the different aspects of film and film production and then from there I would choose an area I enjoy the most...perhaps with soundtracks or something like that.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Nope!

curley182155 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Matt Curley
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
No
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Mac Leopard
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
No
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Movie Maker/Imovie
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
I have used Audacity for slideshow projects
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Kevin Smith
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Clerks, Chasing Amy, American History X, Fight Club, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Movies In General
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Acting/Directing
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Not really

rpetry116 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Rory Petry
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
no
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes, mac book
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes, Vegas Video 4 and 7, imovie, and final cut.
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Yes, playing and recording. I was in a punk band and we recorded like 15 songs. And I play bass.
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Hitchcock, Wes Anderson, Vittorio De Sica, Tarantino, Tim Burton, the Coen Brothers, Steve Buscemi, Michael Gondry, Woody Allen, and Sergio Leone
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Stranger than Fiction, The Harry potter movies, Control, The trouble with harry, Rear window, rope, Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Saboteur, Torn Curtain, Shadow of a doubt, Dr. Strangelove, The Science of Sleep, The Apartment, The Royal Tenenbaumes, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, Enter the Dragon, Manhattan, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Bycicle Thieves (greatest movie ever), For a few Dollars More, Desperado, The Triplets of Belleville, and lots of others.
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
My imagination, it was always my favorite way to channel it. I’ve been filming me and my friends since the 4th grade.
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
I want to direct and edit dry comedies.
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Music is probably the biggest thing in my life and what I’m most passionate about, but it’s not what I want to do, although I am starting a folk punk band called Agnostic Mouse

Marco Carrera said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Marco Carrera

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Marco works fine.

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes, I own a computer. I run Mac's Tiger OSX 10.4.11. I do have experience with both Macs and PCs, but I much prefer Macs.

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
I own an Olympus Evolt E-300 DSLR with a nice 14-54mm lens, a so-so 50-200mm telephoto, a lens baby 2.0, a fl-36 flash, and random other bits. I like to walk around and take pictures of the world for the most part. I just have fun. Most of my experience is with stills, I don't do too much motion photography. I have done a few events, including some dance shots that came out well, but I'm more the type to set up a shot that involves people. I also have made some still motion videos in photoshop Animation.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Unfortunately, I don't have too much experience with video, but I'm in film 222 and should be learning Final Cut

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Yes, I've recorded myself playing before, as well as edited some of it. I've played around with layering tracks, too. The programs I've used are Audacity and Garageband. Anything I know, though, is mainly just messing around.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Miyazaki for sure, but I also like Leiv Shrieber, Wes Anderson, and Noah Baumbach. Also, Akira Kurosawa

8. What are some of your favorite films?
Everything Is Illuminated, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Life Aquatic

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
I have been very into photography for a long time. I saw that films had a director of photography and thought it was interesting. I am trying DIVAS to see how I can mesh my love of music and images together. Film goes along with that.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Honestly, I have no idea. I mentioned the director of photography thing, but I guess I'll just play the cards I'm dealt along the way.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Music is a kind of a big thing for me. I have a tendency to start tapping beats when bored. My main instrument is acoustic guitar, and my style is sort of latin- classical-esque.

Venise said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Venise Watson
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Veda or just Venise
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? No not yet. If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both? Yes

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images. I have a Kodak C13 Camera, just a basic digital Camera, and I love taking pictures so I do it as often as I can.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use? No

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe. No

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers? I don't really know thier names, I like Quinten Taratino though.

8. What are some of your favorite films? Menace 2 Society, Blow,Scareface, American Gangster, Why do fools Fall in Love,The Notebook, El Cantante, The Wood, Requiem for A Dream, Devil Wears Prada,Scareface and sooo many more.

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film? All of my favorite movies/actors because whenever I watch these movies or new movies I always have a sense that I could've done it better or I feel as if I should've been apart of that film.

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts? I want to be a Movie Producer maybe director,Actress and maybe even a music video director. Oh and I might want my own Cartoon.

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Um I'm easy to get along with sometimes I get shy,I kinda know spanish, I love to shop,eat and have fun.

deegriffin116 said...

1. What is your name (first, last)?
Dominitric, Griffin
2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?
Dee
3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?
Yes, I have a PC with Windows XP.
4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.
No, but I have experience in filming and editing.
5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?
Yes with FCP.
6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.
Yes I worked with sound for a semester filming a documentary.
7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?
Spike Lee
8. What are some of your favorite films?
Thrillers and Action
9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?
Self interests, and script writing in high school, and the media.
10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?
Film Director or Technical Staff
11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Nope

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