The concept of the project was to create a digital profile, or portrait, of yourself. Pat approached me to help him with the editing, but I pushed him to let me shoot it and light it just for fun. He complied and we rented out some equipment, much to the surprise of the teacher who had never even heard of some of the equipment I put on the list (it was an intro class after all.)
After shooting in one night and then spending about 4 consecutive days editing, Pat and I managed to pair down the some 45-minutes worth of interview into a decent 6-minute video that covers everything from his family, to his band, to music in general. While it may not be the most exciting video for those who don’t know Pat, he did get an A.
His video was screened first for the class and the teacher proclaimed it reminded her of “Behind the Music.” Pat also remarked that a few girls approached him after class to talk more to him. That ain’t too shabby. The icing on the cake though? When his father saw it, he cried. I’m no masochist, but if someone watching a video I helped create cries, well, that’s a decent enough compliment.