Keywords

Experimental film, essay film, personal filmmaking, micro budget film, no budget film, henri frederic amiel, depersonalization disorder, trauma

Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

2015

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Harris, Christopher

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Visual Arts and Design

Degree Program

Film; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005697

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005697

Language

English

Release Date

May 2018

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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