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Anna Fieury

Wayne State University

Love Succinctly

Plain Kate lives only on her computer until Steve walks in and then quickly out of her life. Now to win the man of her dreams she must embark on a quest full of quirky characters. But first, she must make a choice.

Narrative

1st PLACE

Anna Fieury

Wayne State University

Love Succinctly

Plain Kate lives only on her computer until Steve walks in and then quickly out of her life. Now to win the man of her dreams she must embark on a quest full of quirky characters. But first, she must make a choice.

2nd PLACE

Erik Daniel

Wayne State University

Dumpster

After the death of his family, Edwin Pack developed a condition of compulsive hoarding. Afraid to lose the memories he holds close, Edwin refuses to discard anything he discovers. It isn’t until a bizarre encounter with the neighbors downstairs that Edwin is forced to choose between the life he has and the life he wants.

3rd PLACE

Jerry Jarvis

Henry Ford Community College

Botched

Things go completely wrong for two wanna be criminals as they try to make a big time score

Music Video

1st PLACE

Nick Blauvelt

Wayne State University

Coming to Get You

This piece was shot over the course of a day, it utilized simple, practical shooting techniques in order to achieve dynamic and interesting lighting effects. The visuals were tailored to fit the various sections of the song, with dark, isolated light sources contrasting with bright, washed out walls of light, and finally, strands of warm light for the conclusion Alicia Lenore Wayne State University

2nd PLACE

Patrick Simpson

Wayne State University

Rest

A music video for the song by Nate Marialke, a Detroit-area musician. The song is a prayer for Detroit and its residents, calling them to find rest in God alone.

3rd PLACE

Nora Urbanski

Wayne State University

Snake Eyes

Nice day in the park? We'll see...

Documentary

1st PLACE

Jacob Kennedy

Wayne State University

Bingo

My film is a documentary on Bingo. Two years ago I worked at a Bingo hall for two years I saw the same 80 people come and play bingo everyday of the week. I wish to show the rather dark side of bingo and reveal these peoples gambling addictions. Bingo it’s the socially acceptable way to gamble.

2nd PLACE

Amanda Trudell

College for Creative Studies

Mulefoot Pigs

This documentary explores the Mulefoot Pig breed from the farm to the restaurant while emphasizing the importance of keeping this endangered animal in existence through a rather strange method—eating it. Creating a market is actually helping the Mulefoot breed survive plus it provides people with a unique and high-quality food experience.

3rd PLACE

Kristi Chesney

Wayne State University

The Krystal Guzman Project

This documentary is the story of one girl, Krystal Guzman, whose life is changed when she is severely injured in a car accident, having been rear-ended at more than 50mph. The film also covers her family’s struggle to cope, and how they have all come together to overcome this giant obstacle.

Experimental

John Baseley

Henry Ford Community College

To Begin Again

To Begin Again is to set aside what was and what is, and to set forth what is to be. Destruction, followed by reinvention, is essential for growth. Life cannot continue, or even exist, without death. The little piece is about

the transition from being a human being, to being a human becoming. Its also about a tomato.

Animation

1st PLACE

Undergraduate Project

Kendall College of Art and Design

Let There Be Life

A student notices strange electrical activity in the digital media lab and is surprised when an animated character begins to tell him about the animation process with the help of an annoying 'Frankenstein' kid named Tyler. "Let There Be Life" Blends Interviews from professionals in the animation field with character animation and humor

to tell the story of the animation process. Created by the digital media department at Kendall College of Art and design as a promotional tool.

2nd PLACE

Brad Yarhouse

Kendall College of Art and Design

Wet Dreams

A semi-autobiographical short examining a moment of daydreaming.

2011 Winners