Bucknell undergraduate students will premiere their original short films on the big screen at the Campus Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The free event, which begins at 7 p.m., is the culmination of the Introduction to Film & Video Production course taught by Rebecca Meyers, lecturer and academic film programmer.
Over the course of the semester, Meyers’ 15 students received increasingly challenging film assignments. The final project, which stresses visual storytelling, must be three to five minutes long and completely devoid of dialogue — but these films are far from silent, as students found creative ways to express meaning through sound.
Students handle every aspect of the project themselves, from the concept, planning and writing to shooting, editing and designing sound. The style and subject matter of the films is as different as individual students, says Meyers, and ranges from thrillers and mysteries to comedy and not-quite-nonfiction.