Archive for ‘Video (filmed)’

August 19, 2011

Currently Working On:

1) a documentary about Street Pulse, a newspaper for, by, and distributed by homeless people in the city of Milwaukee. Initial shooting wraps August 29, with two more shoots two months apart. The feature documentary follows Bob and Angel, a homeless couple in Milwaukee, as well as other friends and acquaintances. More than just a Day in the Life, the documentary examines what it means to be homeless or help the homeless in Madison and anywhere.

Working as audio technician, co-producer.

(stay tuned for productions stills, updates, trailer and more)


2) a feature narrative dramatic TV series. Stay tuned for . . . everything.

Working as assistant editor.

May 1, 2011


I helped film and edit the in-studio scenes for this video for Fourth Line Films for Synergy. I used various video, light, and sound equipment, as well as a teleprompter.

May 1, 2011

Independent Film

I spent a few weeks in Duluth, Minnesota, working with Rob Larson on an independent film. Rob is currently teaching media and journalism at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and studying for a doctorate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

I worked as co-assistant director, script supervisor, and camera operator (and occasionally craft service provider, grip, boom operator, squib-maker, and go-getter).

camera operator barbie

Clips when available.

May 1, 2011

The Admissions Office

A slightly more, er, repressed version of TV’s The Office.

The trailer for our pilot:

The Admissions Office – Pilot from Laura Kennedy on Vimeo.

The trailer for our second episode:

The Admissions Office – Walk In from Laura Kennedy on Vimeo.

We used two Sony HVR-Z1U Digital cameras (handheld), internal audio, natural lighting supplemented with one professional light, and Sony Vegas Pro editor.

May 1, 2011


I worked for my (very tiny) alma mater’s publications office, and my boss decided to let myself and a friend establish a weekly webcast with the dual purpose of entertaining the student body and marketing the college to high school juniors and seniors.

Patterned audaciously after SNL’s ‘Weekend Update,’ NathaCast was a small production. Laura and I wrote, filmed, edited, green-screened, mixed, and produced the NathaCast weekly, with help, advice, and supplementary filming and editing by Rob Larson.

Our First NathaCast – Rough vision of what was to come

The Director’s Cut – Alternate take of our fourth effort

Finals Week Approacheth – Near the end of our first semester of filming

Guest Host – The US Women’s National Team assistant coach filled in for Laura

Retrospective – Everyone has one, right?

We used a Sony HVR-Z1U Digital camera, internal audio, various light equipment,* and Sony Vegas Pro editor.

*I do mean various. As you can see, our location changed often, and we gained more equipment including real lights with C-stands and barn doors, reflectors, and even an umbrella which we mostly used because it gave us something cooler to look at than blue plastic chairs.