Film One: “Up Here”


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As an MFA student in the Film Production program, I needed to take still photos of my short film location. Part of the pre-production process that was most important to me for this project was taking the screenplay into a visual format before filming, so I checked out the Canon E0S to make sure I could get better quality photos for storyboarding. I took over a hundred at the location, and then met with dancers I had cast for my film and walked through stage directions so I could see how they moved within the space.

My film is entitled “Up Here,” and it primarily takes place on the highest level of the Athens City Parking Garage, which serves as a dance stage in the movie. The story is of a young dancer who finds solace in the solitude of the open air and quietness of this space as she recovers from a violent memory.


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