Film School History is Made

Posted on May 22, 2007

For thesis films we get three days of shooting. The original plan for the thesis I was working on was to shoot the final scene today, but it would have only been half a day since the actors had to leave by noon. Instead, we finished early last night so the decision was made to use up our overtime and finish tomorrow’s work today.

I rushed back home to pick up some props that I thought would be needed today and went over to the sound stage to finish decorating the hospital room. After a second lunch, we got two big dolly tracks setup and knocked off the shots.

For the first time in film school history, a thesis film was shot in two days. I will now enjoy my extra free day before I disappear for two weeks for documentary editing.

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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  1. Jessica Stylus

    yes! I was sooooo there – all me baby! Also, some credit goes to Adam for writing an f3 with like 40 setups