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Creating The Match: A Journey into Multi-Genre Filmmaking

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posted on 06.05.2022, 17:39 authored by Riley Christopher BoxRiley Christopher Box

Ever since I was young, I have been interested in film. For this Capstone Project I wanted to analyze film techniques and genres whilst also doing something creative. I am very intrigued with genres that seemingly do not work together or have not had much of a history together. I chose the genres: Film Noir, Sports Drama, and Dry Comedy. Through my research I have been able to find certain films that mix in two of the three genres listed but not all three. In order to prepare for this project, I created an idea: Sports Noir Drama that has comedic twist. I read articles on genre, read a book called Film Noir and Screwball Comedy: Unexpected Connections, and watched over eight films in order to research for this project. I found that Film Noir is connected to Screwball Comedy almost entirely. My goal was to see if I could match Film Noir and Dry Comedy (No jokes or Gags) in which the comedy relies solely on the premise. 


After taking filming methods and techniques from Noir films, I crafted my own story. I wrote the script and filmed my film over the span of a few weeks. I focused on integrating these genres together in a way rarely seen to focus on whether or not this style legitimately works. Similarly, I learned what it takes to make, plan, and prepare a short film on my own. This project is aimed to see if my interpretations and research paid off.

Funding

Honors Capstone Completion Grant

History

Advisor

Aronstein, Susan

Degree

Bachelor's

Graduation date

14/05/2022

ISO

eng

Language

English

Publisher

University of Wyoming. Libraries

Department

  • Communication and Journalism - COJO