Close Up: A Glimpse At This Year’s Senior Film Overviews

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DSC_6141 2  Kyle Drahl has a talent for telling stories. With a background in high school theater, filmmaking comes naturally to the senior film major. While directing is his passion, Drahl admits that it’s also a lot of hard work.

His short film, “Welcome Home,” was no exception. The film required a cast and
crew of 17 and a four-night shoot
spanning all hours of the day, not to mention a $1,650 budget.

From writing scripts and scouting for locations, to framing shots and feeding a hungry crew, filmmaking is an intense and sometimes last minute process.

48 hours before shooting his senior film overview, “Chasing Hope,” senior film major Patrick Mahoney scrambled to
rewrite his script and filming schedule.

“ If this had happened to me four years ago, I wouldn’t have known what to do,” Mahoney said.

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“Chasing Hope” focuses on an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s. For Mahoney, the story is a representation of his own family’s struggle to cope with the

Kyle Drahl has a talent for telling stories. With a background in high school theater, filmmaking comes naturally to the senior film major. While directing is his passion, Drahl admits that it’s also a lot of hard work.

DSC_5993His short film, “Welcome Home,” was no exception. The film required a cast and
crew of 17 and a four-night shoot
spanning all hours of the day, not to mention a $1,650 budget.

From writing scripts and scouting for locations, to framing shots and feeding a hungry crew, filmmaking is an intense and sometimes last minute process.

48 hours before shooting his senior film overview, “Chasing Hope,” senior film major Patrick Mahoney scrambled to
rewrite his script and filming schedule.

“ If this had happened to me four years

Story by Romana Mrzljak

Photos by Kristen Pruser

& Gaby Deimeke

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