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Last night, Harrington College Photography Alum, Casey Miller, unveiled the premier of his film Montgomery. Casey shares the process of making his film below…

“I’ve always been drawn to photography and film, but it wasn’t until I took the multimedia class at Harrington College of Design that I really got to explore my love of film. It was an incredible class taught by the head of Harrington’s photography department, Dirk Fletcher, learning all about the parts of movies, the different tools of the trade, and of course Final Cut, made the class one I always looked forward to. I quickly became obsessed with the exercises; making commercials using Final Cut, filming with the Steadicam, and then finally making my own promotional video. I couldn’t get enough, when the class ended I wanted more. So when the opportunity arose to work one on one with Dirk Fletcher to do my own project, I leaped at the opportunity.

Writing this now, I realize how unsuspecting I was. I actually though that I would be able to write, produce, cast, film, direct, and edit my movie within a semester. I was crazy and inexperienced. I now know that making a movie is an enormous project. Even in its simplest form, filming and editing, both are hugely important and in need of incredibly detailed attention.  If I hadn’t taken the multimedia class both of these things would have turned out horribly. The seemingly most simple things would have been overlooked had Dirk not helped me see them.

I was lucky to have such incredible actors, my friends and fellow students sacrificed so much of their time to help with this project, I’m eternally thankful. Even more so because they had to deal with me contacting Dirk every hour to help me fix something I was doing wrong.

But through it all: missing memory cards, learning lines, fixing lighting, finding locations, replacing actors, losing assistants, designing props, wardrobe, adjusting sound, filming during actors finals, reshoots, etc., I have a finished film I can be proud of, and to say I’m wise from the experience is a HUGE understatement. I will always appreciate the help Dirk Fletcher gave me when filming and editing the movie, and the help Harrington and student government gave me with putting together the showcase.

I am Casey Miller, I am a Photographer, and after four months of filming, over 200 hours of editing, and lots of help, I am also now a filmmaker.”

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you Casey for all your hard work – judging by the responses last night, it certainly paid off. Can’t wait to see all that you do in the future!!

Photo courtesy Casey Miller

 

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Introducing “Montgomery”, a student film by Harrington College of Design Photography Graduate Casey Miller. Tonight, Harrington College of Design and the Harrington Student Government will be sponsoring the premier of the movie! Details are below:

 “Montgomery” Movie Premier
Harrington College of Design, Room 106
Thursday, August 18th (TONIGHT!) at ‎9:00 PM

“Officers Jack Pappas and Horton Fullbring were the best on the force. Their undercover work has brought down some of the biggest drug dealers in the city. Their next set up was like any other; they would bring down another notorious drug dealer. They though the plan was perfect… But in a matter of seconds everything goes wrong, drug dealer Tony escapes, the bags of money and drugs disappear, and the only clue the officers have is a kid they find at the scene of the crime. They think they’ve caught their man. However, they soon discover Tyler Montgomery won’t be as easy to interrogate as they thought…

How will the officers deal with finding the truth when their only lead is really 5 people? Tyler Montgomery suffers from dissociative identity disorder; at any time he can be the aggressive Angela, the sophisticated Eugene, the playful Cameron, or the nervous Sam.  Jack and Horton will have to interrogate each of these personalities until they find the truth. But with five people in one, the truth wont be easy to uncover.”

See the movie trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pALT0yZEymk

Come stop by and see the movie tonight! Tomorrow, read about the making of Montgomery as shared by Casey.

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