Point of Departure (P.O.D.) was a Saratoga-based collective of individuals including digital & traditional film makers, video artists, digital storytellers, writers, directors, actors, composers and others. Meetings were held on the last Monday of every month at 7:00 PM in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Every month we gave ourselves an assignment, usually one word we had to translate into a project, and share it with the group. Below are the assignments I have made.
Sadly, due to lack of interest, POD was broken up. It was a great organization to meet other like minded filmmakers to bounce ideas off of and get feedback on works in progress. BLOODLUST was one such movie that benefitted from the critique sessions of POD. I plan on mnaking and adding other POD like shorts to this page so don't think that since POD is not alive and working this page will go away.
SOUND/PICTURE Project. 1.5 minute short comedy. Incorporating a comedic monologue and downloaded internet pictures.
DOOR project. Two minutes. The family dogs helped make this one about what happens whenever someone comes home and disturbs their beauty sleep. CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW
SELF-PORTRAIT Project. Thirty seconds. A contemplative piece with a surprise ending.
Another two minute light and sound collage showing the effects of what it's like to be out on the town in Lake George, NY. CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW
SCARS project. Visit the SCARS page to get more information.
HUMMINGBIRDS. A 2.5 minute piece featuring the hummingbirds outside my window experimenting with faster frame rates and slowing the footage down.
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