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My Adventures in Documentary Filmmaking

One of my favorite classes that I’ve taken at K is Documentary Filmmaking.  It’s a field that is closely tied to my concentration in journalism, and I found that applying the skills I’ve learned in journalism to a genre of visual storytelling was really fulfilling.  Throughout the course, I realized that video production and journalism were two interests that were very easy to meld together into one career path, and it got me thinking about my future plans (and even closer, my SIP plans).

Here is a short documentary I produced about one of K’s most vivacious student organizations, the all-female a cappella group The Limelights.  They were an absolute riot to work with, and they sounded this good after only one rehearsal.  My documentary really tried to capture the welcoming energy that they had, even through minor technical difficulties:  don’t mind that loud buzzing sound underneath the interviews, it was only my second production and I was still getting the hang of working with the equipment.  During the quarter I got much better at production, and my final project is one of my favorites:  a 10 minute documentary about my friend Dustan, who has battled cancer for almost all of his life.  That project can be found here, on the blog I try to reserve for Professional-Type Things, a loose portfolio of sorts.

 

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About Hadley Harrison ’16

Hadley is a junior English major with a concentration in Media Studies. Instead of journeying abroad, she is spending her junior year figuring out what her next steps are before starting her SIP in the fall. In her spare time, you can find her hosting a radio show on WJMD, wasting time on the internet, or becoming emotionally invested in television shows.