Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stop Bullying PSA

When Will It End? - Stop Bullying PSA from ziegelhouse on Vimeo.

Filmed in Marietta, GA, December 1-2, 2011. School scenes filmed at Wheeler High School. Thanks to Lynn Berry. Camera assistance by Eric Krezel.

Edited in Final Cut Pro. Effects and type animations in After Effects.

Music: On Your Side by Pete Yorn

Thanks to Andy Berry and Kellee Hart.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Stop Bullying Poster

The theme of my campaign is places, almost like memories, where young people are bullied. In this poster, it is a place that may conjure up feelings of inadequacy and being ridiculed. The hope is that victims of bullying will relate to these feelings, understand that they are not alone, and ultimately seek help. Others may view it sympathetically and respond by taking action.

Poor Man's Film Dolly

Here's a pic I snapped of my makeshift "film dolly." It consists of a camera tripod mounted onto a jogger stroller. The great thing about the jogger stroller is the large, inflatable tires that allowed it to roll quite smoothly.

As you can see in the video above, I wanted shots of slow movement in each scene. It was important that the camera was moving, as opposed to a stationary camera zooming in or out, so that it would create a sense of dimensionality and depth. It worked splendidly.

Watch out Ron Howard!