Comm 346 students presented their short films in the Santos Manuel Student Union.
Each film had varying dynamics between betrayal and friendship.
One of the films that was shown was called Nowhere Road. It was about a man who took revenge on his wife’s killer.
It was incredible to see how the students were able to capture each emotion with the use of scene shots without dialogue.
Another impressive film was directed by Inno Sita, called “Impulse”.
This short film focused on the boundaries of friendship and asked the question, “How far will you go?”
The victimized woman hired mafia men to kidnap her husband so she can kill him with her best friend’s gun.
It displayed the struggle that strong friendships encounter; the battle between doing the right thing and standing by your bestfriend when she needs you.
The directors expressed that it can be quite difficult to pick the right setting to portray what the scene is suppose to capture as far as emotion or an inner meaning.
Their goal in making these films was to create shots that the audience hasn’t seen before.
Dr. Rod Metts, a Communication studies professor, made the observation that each film had a sense of anger and hostility. Students expressed that in order to grab the audiences attention; they need that “shock-n-awe” approach.
The directors of the short films agree that creating a film is a group effort.
As you watch each film you get a sense of passion that’s displayed in their work.
Dr. Metts was proud of the students, not only with their dedication but with the quality of their shots.
There is a sense of community among the film students. To be able to share each others passions has made them better directors and filmmakers.