It is nearly a year now since I returned from India. This is the film I made, shot there, submitted as my senior project. I graduate in a few days.
letters is an experimental documentary/travel log about my experiences during a semester abroad. It highlights language, gender and culture collisions I experienced over the five months I was there, as well as exploring ideas related to the exotic dream of a foreign land, vs. the reality of life in the land we fictionalize from home.
It was shot on a Sony HC1000, and edited originally in-country on a g4 laptop running Final Cut Pro 3.0. The sound was recorded using a mini-disc player and a stereo lavalier microphone. The picture to the right was my mobile studio.