This the Monmouth Film Collective's entry in the 2008 Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. Our genre was "historical fiction" and the city elements were:Character: Jake or Jane Gravenstein wellness practitioner.Line: "Okay, I think I got it straight."Prop: Jumper cables.The period is the 1930s and the Great Depression. The log line I came up with is: "A young girl faces an important decision for her family during the Depression."Read more about the 48 Hour Film Project.
DIY film by Shaun Huston.I am on the geography and film studies faculty at Western Oregon University. I began working with digital video to get a different perspective on the kinds of issues I often address in my writing and teaching (composing for the film frame, the significance of different camera angles, etc.). I've also begun to use moving images to explore geographic themes, particularly ones related to place and landscape. My primary camera is a Panasonic DVX100A. I edit in Final Cut Express HD and Final Cut Pro. Some of my work is just me and my camera, and some is the result of collaborations with friends and colleagues. My current major project is about comics creators in Portland, Oregon USA: http://olympus_mons.typepad.com/pdxcomicsdoc