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Visions 2008 Winners

SHRIVASTAVA MEDIA GROUP FILM FINISHING AWARD

                         
  • Harrison Osborne, King of Moths
    King of Moths is a short film (approx. 20 minutes), a narrative fiction piece about a kid with a phobia of insects. It was filmed in Massachusetts and edited in D.C. throughout the year.
                           

JOHN R. BOWDEN AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS

  In memory of John R. Bowden
                           
  • Jessi Bautista
  • Josh Garvin
  • Katelyn Pepper
  • Honorable mention: Sara Neufeld
  • Honorable mention: Merquit Garcia
             

ASMP/PENN CAMERA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

           
  • Josh Garvin
               

BEST OF NEW MEDIA

  Sponsored by Interface Media Group
                                             
  • Brad Lambert, Rhinos Rock
      An animated music video about rhinos and the many ways they rock.
                             

OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTION

  Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking Award and Sony
                                             
  • Danny Ledonne, Working with Fire
    ’Working with Fire’ documents a prescribed burn on the Nokuse Plantation in Bruce, Florida. FSU professor and filed biologist Matthew Aresco discusses the ecological purpose of burning protected forest area for future wilderness health. This short film was made as part of the 2008 Classroom in the Wild program.

  • Dustin Harrison-Atlas, Endangered species PSA series
    This PSA series was written and shot for the Endangered Species Coalition, as they attempt to promote National Endangered Species Day on May 16th. The two 30-second pieces were designed to ask the audience to imagine what the wilderness would be like if they allowed species like eagles, bears, and bees to become extinct. The gorgeous images, shot in 1080i HD, are accompanied by dramatic music, simple narration and wildlife SFX. The PSA series is slated to air nationally in HD this May.
                           

CRAFT AWARDS

  Sponsored by Women in Film and Video
                         
                            Best Cinematography
                                             
  • Eric Davis, Maps
  • Stephen is visiting Mary, his long-term and long-distance girlfriend. He has high expectations of her and himself, but meeting those hopes with real life is not something he is ready to do. Stephen’s internal dialogue keeps him second-guessing himself and the relationship. Can he live up to Mary’s expectations and be true to himself? These outlines and rules for life are becoming harder and harder for Stephen to follow, whether he wants to or not. Despite the course laid in front of him Stephen is lost; this is Maps.
                          Best Editing
                                             
  • Yi Chen, Adam Yost FL 324
      Lonely reunion of a dysfunctional family.

  • Adam Enastky, The Anniversary
    Abbey regains consciousness after an attack that left her bloody and bruised. Little does she know that her attacker isn't done with her yet.
                          Best Sound Recording or Design
                                             
  • Jonathan Biddle, Persuit
    What happens when you don’t film at 24 frames per second?
                             

UNDERGRADUATE PRODUCTION AND VIDEO AWARDS

        Outstanding Narrative Production Short
                                               
  • Joshua Garvin, The Confession
      This film is the culmination of our semester in Prague, spring 2007.
                         
                            Outstanding Narrative Production Long Form
                                             
  • Harrison Osborne, King of Moths
    King of Moths is a short film (approx. 20 minutes), a narrative fiction piece about a kid with a phobia of insects. It was filmed in Massachusetts and edited in D.C. throughout the year.
                               

SCREENWRITING

      Outstanding Short Screenplay
                                             
  • Daniel Maree, The Black Umbrella
    An Arab is erroneously detained under rendition and when his plight to find justice fails, he struggles with his desire to commit terrorism out of revenge. The Black Umbrella is a raw, brutal, compelling political thriller that asks questions and forces one to think about the realities of the consequences of war. It is without dialogue, unsentimental, doesn’t hold back on the grim details, and rife with didactic messages.

  • Honorable Mention: Alex Modlin, The Procedure
    Former SOC/CAS undergrad still writing while at WCL.
                              Outstanding Screenwriting/Feature
                                             
  • John Rhea
    The Duchess of Tooth is a feature length script about a young man, Francis Fizzlebig Fozzworth, who finds out that he is the grandson of the Tooth Fairy. He is then caught in the crosshairs of a plot to overthrow his Grandmother, the current Tooth Fairy, and restore power to an ancient and evil Brotherhood. Fiz will learn of his strengths and weaknesses and fight for his right to secede his Grandmother as the first ever Duke of Tooth.

  • Tony Gioconda, Super Manny
    Manny, a troubled young man with family problems, accidentally contracts super powers while recovering from a car accident in a rehabilitation center.
                     

PHOTOGRAPHY

  Outstanding Photo Essay             
  • Tegan Mahford, The Peril in the Vase
  • Pamela Fernández, 12am
  • Katelyn Pepper, You can cook yourself dinner, and you can cook your friend dinner, but you shouldn’t cook your friend for dinner
  • Honorable mentions: Tatiana Petrone, Gentrification in Platinum and Merquit Garcia: Caraca-Yaca
              Outstanding Single Image                                Outstanding Portfolio Photography                                Outstanding Photo Journalism/News                          Experimental Work                             

BROADCAST JOURNALISM

      Video:  Short form
                                             
  • Nathalie Laville, A Wall in Manassas
    It’s a non-narrative piece on a wall in Manassas where some legal immigrants and illegal immigrants put a sign to protest against the anti-immigration law that was passed in Prince William County, Va.
                              Video:  Long form
                                             
  • Lagan Sebert, DC Embraces Legal Graffiti
    I broke this story about the legal graffiti project with WAMU before anyone else covered it. I think it is important to look at graffiti as an art form when it is done without malice and a crime when it is part of a gang tag or something. This piece looks at the positive side of graffiti.
                             

NEW MEDIA

    Outstanding Digital Still Manipulation
                                             
  • Isaiah Headen, Soul Funk Brother
      A graffiti-inspired digital stencil of the funkiest cat in town.
                              Outstanding Animation:  Narrative
                                               
  • Kristian Perry, Pac(Hyderm)attack!
      An animated retelling of an old family story—how my parents narrowly evaded being squished by elephants in Tanzania in 1974.
                                Outstanding Motion Graphics Single Segment:  Commercial/PSA
                                             
  • Steve Miller, Department of Health STD PSA
    This film is a public service announcement for sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, specifically gonorrhea and Chlamydia, that has been done for the D.C. Department of Health. Four actors stand in front of the camera and address t heir concerns over the importance of being tested for STDs. They give important facts and positive motivation for the testing process to teenagers between the ages of 15 to 19, the main target, who may not be aware they are infected.
                              Outstanding Motion Graphics Reel
                                               
  • Brad Lambert, Brad Lambert’s Motion Graphics Reel
                          Outstanding Website
                                             
  • John Rhea, Portfolio
      My portfolio is a website created to showcase my film and new media work.

  • Lara Warman, Portfolio
      Personal portfolio site for Lara Warman.  All content produced and developed by Lara Warman.                     
                         

GRADUATE PRODUCTION AND VIDEO AWARDS

      Outstanding Narrative Production Short
                                             
  • Yi Chen, FL 324
      Lonely reunion of a dysfunctional family.

  • Honorable Mention: Jonathan Biddle, The Sleepers
      Can love survive when jealousy is in the air?
                            Outstanding Narrative Production Long Form
                                               
  • Meghan Hammiller, Guardian
    Guardian is a story about a man who is so lost in his own despair that he overlooks the consequences of his actions to the outside world. In fact, were it not for the intervention of a mysterious young woman, he would have committed one of the most grievous sins. The beautiful young woman helps the gentleman see the importance of looking at the bigger picture and helps him to find peace in the end.
                          Outstanding Documentary Production Short
                                               
  • Michael Miller and Maura Ugarte, Through Fire and Water
    'Through Fire and Water' is a meditation on the experiences of severely injured Marine Mike Jernigan, whose subtle confliction about the Iraq war underlies the life he now leads
                          Outstanding Documentary Production Long Form
                                               
  • Dan Curl, Beer Picassos
    'Beer Picassos' is a documentary exploring the sub-culture of homebrewing. Through vibrant interviews with several members of the local homebrew club BURP (Brewers United for Real Potables), we learn that homebrewing is not about making cheap beer in a bathtub. Rather, homebrewing is a journey in cultural and culinary expertise.

  • Honorable Mention and JP Eason, A Thursday Night with Code Pink
    ’A Thursday Night with Code Pink’ is a short 13 minute 3 second Verite documentary chronicling the DC based group Code Pink on the night of November 15, 2007. The film follows a group of women and men as they plan and execute and impromptu anti-war demonstration at a local Federalist Society fundraiser, as they host President George W. Bush. The documentary also features interviews with some of the members and archival footage of high profile protests by members of Code Pink during recent congressional hearings and broadcast to a national audience on CSPAN.
                         

OUTSTANDING THESIS PROJECT

                       
  • Matt Marhefka and Eric Davis, Maps
    Stephen is visiting Mary, his long-term and long-distance girlfriend. He has high expectations of her and himself, but meeting those hopes with real life is not something he is ready to do. Stephen’s internal dialogue keeps him second-guessing himself and the relationship. Can he live up to Mary’s expectations and be true to himself? These outlines and rules for life are becoming harder and harder for Stephen to follow, whether he wants to or not. Despite the course laid in front of him Stephen is lost; this is 'Maps'.