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Ode to Amiel: A Micro-budget Experimental Essay Film

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Ode to Amiel is a feature-length experimental essay film by Phyllis Redman, made as part of the requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in Film in the Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema track from the University of Central Florida. The film explores one woman's reaction to trauma and depersonalization disorder through the journal entries of 19th Century Swiss philosopher, Henri Frederic Amiel. Passages from Amiel's Journal Intime provide the narrative and voice over for the lead character, a grieving mother who finds herself locked behind an inescapable, invisible and immaterial barrier that separates her from the outside world.Following the guidelines of the film program, the film was produced on a micro-budget (under $50,000) level. The goal was to create a film that was effectively a no-budget film, one similar in process to that of Tarnation, an award-winning experimental film created for $200. With an actual shooting cost of under $1,000, Ode to Amiel met this challenge.This is the record of the film's progression from development to picture lock, in preparation for distribution.
Title: Ode to Amiel: A Micro-budget Experimental Essay Film.
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Name(s): Redman, Phyllis, Author
Harris, Christopher, Committee Chair
Stoeckl, Ula, Committee Member
Schlow, Stephen, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Ode to Amiel is a feature-length experimental essay film by Phyllis Redman, made as part of the requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in Film in the Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema track from the University of Central Florida. The film explores one woman's reaction to trauma and depersonalization disorder through the journal entries of 19th Century Swiss philosopher, Henri Frederic Amiel. Passages from Amiel's Journal Intime provide the narrative and voice over for the lead character, a grieving mother who finds herself locked behind an inescapable, invisible and immaterial barrier that separates her from the outside world.Following the guidelines of the film program, the film was produced on a micro-budget (under $50,000) level. The goal was to create a film that was effectively a no-budget film, one similar in process to that of Tarnation, an award-winning experimental film created for $200. With an actual shooting cost of under $1,000, Ode to Amiel met this challenge.This is the record of the film's progression from development to picture lock, in preparation for distribution.
Identifier: CFE0005697 (IID), ucf:50121 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
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Subject(s): experimental film -- essay film -- personal filmmaking -- micro-budget film -- no budget film -- Henri Frederic Amiel -- depersonalization disorder -- trauma
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005697
Restrictions on Access: campus 2018-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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