Digital cinema, filmmaking, independent film, miami, cities, identity, entrepreneurship, latino, latina, hispanic
MIA-mi is a feature-length, micro-budget, and digital motion picture, produced, written, and directed by Yesenia Lima in pursuit of the Master of Fine Arts in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema from the University of Central Florida. The film is a satirical and naturalistic look at the standing global image of a city, Miami, FL, and its inhabitants. The guiding question behind the production is whether a portrayal of a city, outside of its stereotypical portrait in mass media, could spark and affect a dialogue on the global image of the city and its inhabitant's ability to adjust that image rather than conform to it. The film was produced in a micro-budget (under $50,000) model, following the program's guidelines. It was shot on location in Miami, FL, with a volunteer cast and crew. This thesis is a record of the film's development from inception to post-production, in preparation for distribution.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Design
Film; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Lima, Yesenia, "MIA-mi: Exploring the Affect of Digital Cinema Through Micro-Budget Production Techniques" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 1277.