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One Slip from Success

We live in a visual world. We use images and audiovisuals to express ourselves, communicate, and understand each other in everyday life. In this course, students will be introduced to the theory of contemporary audiovisual storytelling. Building on skills learned in the “Photography and Video Production” course, students will learn how to use the tools and techniques that are essential to building and telling a compelling story. To show off their newfound strengths, student teams will be challenged to write, edit, and produce their own innovative mini short films and present them to the class as a final project.

One Slip from Success

One Slip from Success is the title of our group’s short film that we planned, wrote, directed, and edited in “Visual Storytelling,” a class with Daniel López that focused on analyzing and understanding key elements that make up a narrative. In order to understand film elements in more practical terms, we closely analyzed films like Requiem for a Dream, Inland Empire, Memento, Elephant, and more. Our film follows the life of an ambitious IE University janitor, who hopes to one day become the university director. His encounter with a slippery banana peel in a hallway leads to a dramatic turn of events that could help him achieve his goal.