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No Comments on Video Essay – Discovering Omar

For the video essay assignment I chose Season 1 Episode 5 for analysis because it’s where we see Omar become established as a power player.  He’s in everyone’s business, he knows what is going on, and he knows which drug dealers he can stick up and exactly when the stash is full.



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1 Comment on “The Pager” Swede

YouTube is doing something funky with a “warping” kind of effect that I can’t figure out, but here it is.  I think I’ll try uploading to Vimeo next time and see if that improves things.

I went with Season 1 Episode 5 “The Pager” for the Swede video assignment since it’s one of my favorite episodes overall.   I need to get better at polishing the transitions between scenes, but for a first effort I’m pleased at how it turned out...

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No Comments on Range of Emotions

This is an odd assignment, if viewed out of context.  I look  like I’m off some meds.  Oh well.  Let the blackmailing begin.  Here it is:


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1 Comment on Vote Clay Davis

He’s a man of the people.  He’s also a man of few words.  Really.  VERY few words.  Here they are:

Ha ha, loads of fun on this video assignment.  I hadn’t seen a supercut video before stumbling across this assignment and it was a lot of fun picking out scenes and trimming them down in order to get the effect.  There’s one spot where I clipped him as he ended a sentence with “I took another” and then he launches into a new scene with “SHHHHEEEEE….”...

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5 Comments on Nowhere To Hide


I decided to do the Alt Ending video assignment as a Blair Witch take-off, with my kids providing a surprise ending.  It’s every mother’s dream to have a few moments alone, but the kids always seem to find you in the end!  They had a lot of fun rehearsing their line and practicing before the actual filming. There were a lot of giggles that needed editing out...

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4 Comments on Cha-Ching Goes The Swear Jar


I’ve wanted to do something with this scene since I saw it in my pre-semester binge-watch of “The Wire”.  It’s a terrific use of photography and positioning, with very little sound and dialogue.  Pretty much the only dialogue is a repeated epithet used with a variety of inflections and emphases. I replaced it with a cash register sound effect, to put an imaginary quarter into a Swear Jar...

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