It is finally time for me to present my final video.
As I look back over all of my footage I realize how hard I worked this Summer. I conducted tons of interviews, attended numerous events, and of course, documented several different build sites. It was way more fun than I could have expected. Granted, this is my passion in life, but i does involve a lot of hard work. I played the role of Producer by making the phone calls and setting up interviews as well as coming up with the ideas for the videos themselves. I played the role of Director as I approached each set as the man in charge by selecting the shots and conducting interviews. I played the role of Director of Photography as I framed each and every shot on a daily basis. I played the role of Production Assistant as I dragged around all of the equipment from place to place by myself. Then I played the role of Editor as I spent the last couple of weeks editing the videos I had shot.
This was a lot of work for any one person to do. But I could not have enjoyed it more. I learned so much from doing all of this work alone. They say in film that you learn way more on a film set than you ever do in the classroom, I must say that I agree with that. I improved on every aspect of filmmaking which was certainly a big goal of mine heading into this project. I feel prepared to take on the world as this one man crew I have developed.
Thank you to The Columbus Foundation for making all of this possible. The weekly learning sessions, the learning excursions, or even just the emails back and forth: I enjoyed them all. This Summer has truly been a blessing. I will continue to spread the message of the Foundation and encourage others to apply for this same role. It feels great to be a Summer Fellow Graduate!!!
Here is my final presentation video, Enjoy!