Nicholas John Nakis, Cinema Studies
Three Lessons is a 20 minute mixed media short film that follows Jason (white, American, over-expressive, storyteller) who meets the girl of his dreams, April (Chinese, reserved, painter). The only problem is, she can't speak any English... The story explores themes of communication, art, and love while challenging formal and structural approaches to narrative. Using a variety of audio and visual media, non-linearity, split screen, direct address, and other techniques--this project attempts to embed the major theme of artistic communication within it's own presentation.