A short film about transitions in life and letting go of the past.
This film was created as part of the Stillwater Christian School drama club program. Students were responsible for nearly every aspect of the short film, from pre-production brainstorming sessions to finding props and locations to acting in the film.
A short dance film about the loss of innocence and the attempt to regain it.
At Evangel University, senior communication students are required to complete a senior capstone in order to graduate. Students have a lot of freedom in what they can create, as long as it lies within the realm of their major. The goal is for the student to showcase at least three different communication skills.
In 2014, #YesAllWomen started trending on social media. This hashtag was created to combat the popular phrase “not all men” used by men to distance themselves from “the bad men” in the news. The idea is that while not all men necessarily harass or abuse women, all women do suffer abuse at the hand of men.
AGATHA was born out of a desire to address the issue of sexual violence from a different perspective. Director Jonathan May has always been interested in dance as a storytelling medium. This project gave him the chance to combine his love of dance and his desire to raise awareness for the issue of sexual violence.
Activities Board is responsible for almost all of the major events on Evangel University’s campus. I was on the video team for two semesters which mean that I created comedic digital shorts for Harvest Fest and Spring Fling and created promos for the events I was assigned to.
What’s in a name? With names like Tittlebaum, LeBlanc, and Chatellier, the founding members of the Club don’t boast significant Irish lineage, but there’s a little Irish in each of us. Hence the name “The Almost Irish Club”. The goal is to create an organization that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the enthusiasm of the Irish, regardless of heritage.
So what is the Club really about? The objective is to assemble a group of gentlemen (term used loosely) who appreciate a good time and are confident enough to don a black tuxedo and tails (a KILT is strongly recommended for optimum parade day enjoyment) and LEAD (i.e. walk) the Baton Rouge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, interacting with the parade goes by offering beads, trinkets, shamrock stickers, and, most importantly, Happy St. Patrick’s Day wishes and kisses to the ladies (all in a gentlemanly manner, of course).
This documentary deals with the increase in sexual violence reports on college campuses across the United States. It looks specifically at Evangel University and asks what can be done to prevent sexual violence in the future. Shot with a Panasonic GH4 and a Canon T2i. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. Animations created with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects.
Producer: Zachary Thayer Director: Jonathan May Assistant Director: Megan Proebsting Audio Supervisor: Adam Vigil Production Assistant: Ben Clanton Editors: Zachary Thayer, Megan Proebsting, Jonathan May Graphics: Jonathan May
“942 miles” Broke for Free
Sheri Phillips Roger Moore Elisabeth Chase Jeremy Vega Stan Steward Anna McWoods Olivia Cashman Sean White Edwin Vega Jessie Kue Ash Valle Aleesa Salcido “Susie”
A woman wakes up to find her husband dead beside her and has no memory of what happened.
I wrote and directed this short film for my Electronic Cinematography class at Evangel University. It was shot on a Nikon D7000 and a Panasonic GH2. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere and the audio was edited in Adobe Audition. Adobe SpeedGrade was used for the color grade. The film was shot over the course of three evenings.
I directed Crying Wolf in fall 2013. Crying Wolf is a feature length film created for the EU Films workshop at Evangel University. We spent part of the spring semester and the summer for pre-production (like scriptwriting and location scouting), then all production and post-production took place during the fall semester. The movie premiered on December 13, 2013 at Evangel University. While I did not keep detailed logs, I estimate that I spent over 300 hours on this project. Crying Wolf was shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, edited mostly in Avid Media Composer, color graded in Adobe SpeedGrade, and compiled in Adobe Premiere.
A college student believes her roommate has been kidnapped, but no one believes her. She decides to take matters into her own hands.
The Last Night is a short film that I created with several other talented individuals for Authoring for BluRay and DVD at Evangel. My contributions to the project included recording audio on set and editing the film. I also created the title sequence in After Effects. The film was shot on a Canon 5D and edited in Adobe Premiere.