My thesis film, "Alive", is a 30-minute short action fiction film. It's about a former police sketch artist who got engaged to his girlfriend just before they were involved in a sudden auto accident. During his search for the driver, the police artist discovers that the accident was actually a deliberate act. The film deals with is the issues of forgiveness and guilt.
The film was shot with a Canon C300 and a Steadicam, sound-mixed with 5.1 surrounding stereo sound technology.
In this essay, I will describe my experience with the entire process, from production at the very beginning, when I got the initial idea of this film, to the end, when I processed what I learned from the premiere screening.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Motion picture authorship; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Short films--Themes, motives; Traffic accidents--Drama; Police artists--Drama
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Hao, Heran, "Alive" (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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