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Official Trailer for the Short Film Ex-pelledEX-PELLED: Trailer
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April 2013

Focus on: editing to unify various different scenes

Another "Ex-pelled" mini project — its official trailer — using scenes, music, and copy for the purpose of conveying the appropriate tone of the film.

Music courtesy of: Gurdonark at ccmixter.org ("Kindergarten"), audionautix.com ("Pilots of Stone"), and ztrees1 at freesound.org ("Whoosh") Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro
Shot on Canon VIXIA HF R300 in High Definition (FXP) in 2012 – 2013



Montage - Whiskas and the House (random editing exercise)Montage: "Whiskas and the House"
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March 2013

Focus on: montage/music video-style editing & bokeh

A fun editing and bokeh exercise cutting from shots of Whiskas the Friendly Housecat to various parts of an undisclosed house and views out the window.

Starring Whiskas, the photogenic and semi-domesticated monster cat
Music courtesy of: Creative Commons License
ditto, ditto! by DoKashiteru is licensed under a Sampling Plus.
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro
Shot on Canon VIXIA HF R300 in High Definition (FXP) in March 2013



Grocery Store - Drew and CeliaEX-PELLED: "The Last Thing I Wanna Hear"
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December 2012

Focus on: continuity & voiceover

A snippet of the short film "Ex-pelled" (tentative total runtime: 20 min.) due for release sometime in 2013. Drew soon regrets taking his pal Sid's advice after realizing news of his newfound unemployment is not exactly what his already frazzled sister Celia wanted to hear.

Starring Bethany Bodin as Celia Lowell and Scott Huffman as Drew Lowell
Music: "Bebop 25" from audionautix.com
Special Thanks to Viva La Vegan Grocery in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro
Shot on Canon VIXIA HF R300 in High Definition (FXP) in November 2012



Library - Eric and AmberEX-PELLED: Discovery
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November 2012

Focus on: editing - effects (3 camera angles)

Another sneak peek at "Ex-pelled." Featuring Stewart Reiner, talent agent, who "discovers" Amber Thomas, sassy college student, in the university library. Flashback scene accompanied by relevant video and audio effects.

Starring Emani Dawan as Amber and Eric Constanti as Reiner
Music: "Sneaky snooper" from audionautix.com
Special Thanks to Sandpiper Books in Torrance, CA
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro
Shot on Canon VIXIA HF R300 in High Definition (FXP) in May 2012



Drew's "voice-over"Drew Lowell in EX-PELLED
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May 2012

Focus on: lighting, sound, and editing (working with 3 camera angles)

As a test shoot, a visual portrayal of a voice-over done by one of the lead roles of my first film, a short currently entitled "Ex-pelled."

Starring Jason Spencer as Drew Lowell (this role was later recast).
Edited in Windows Movie Maker
Shot on Panasonic PalmSight PV-DV900 in May 2012