After a year of conceptualizing and a semester of filming and editing, my senior film thesis So Where’s Home? is now online. Enjoy!
Teaser for my senior thesis documentary.
This past Friday (January 20th) I met with my thesis adviser, Professor Santoro, to discuss my upcoming senior documentary. I decided to record our conversation for reference purposes and allow other people following my project a chance to listen in. During our conversation, I briefly went over what my short documentary hoped to cover about the relatively new third culture kid (tck) community and how the interviews I’ve captured so far are restructuring the film’s overall narrative. We also addressed a concern of mine towards the end of our meeting about the film’s tone and how an audience might perceive the interviewees as arrogant or elitist. Professor Santoro advised me on how to approach the tck lifestyle in way that presents the tck experience as a bridge to opening others to new cultures and experiences.
In addition to my meeting with Professor Santoro, I also interviewed fellow tck and hoya Ricke Koo. We talked about his upbringing in Tokyo as a Taiwanese American (if you could even label him a Taiwanese American) and how his amorphous background has impacted his American college experience.
My winter break filming rig:
- Canon 7D
- Canon 50 mm f/1.4
- LCD Viewfinder
- Zoom H4N
- Sony Wireless Lavalier Microphone
- Sony Monitor Headphones
I plan to film some interviews and b-roll for my Third Culture Kid (TCK) documentary senior thesis project, “So Where’s Home?” If you’re a TCK in Singapore during this winter break and would like to be interviewed, let me know…
*Audio equipment, lens, and viewfinder is provided by Georgetown University’s Film & Media Studies Program. Thanks Ed
Layout exercise for my graphic design studies class based on the “human capital” theme. The assignment was to experiment with variations in alignment, justification, word emphasis, and text wrapping. Human Capital article taken from the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.