Vince Germain in
a VASSAR COLLEGE student film
starring MATT SEMLER
cinematography by ADAM McDANIEL
sound design by SETH GRANGER & PETER EPSTEIN
edited by BRIAN STAMPNITSKY
produced by SAL BOTTI
written & directed by CHARLIE STICKNEY
filmed entirely on the vassar college campus,
filmed January through late april, 1996
This was a short film from my senior year at Vassar College, and I was the DP. I had a blast playing with pseudo-film-noirish shadows and camera angles. There was one near-disaster that I must take the blame for, though: I once left one of my lighting "cookies" (a large sheet of cardboard I'd cut with horizontal lines for shadow effects) standing too close to the lights, and it almost caught on fire from the heat. I don't remember how much smoke there was before any of us noticed it...but it left me pretty shaken.
It's a big, silly, goofy detective film, though I still can't make head nor tail of its plot. It was a lot of fun to make.