Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Laszlo Fulop

Second Advisor

Debra Daniels

Third Advisor

Hamp Overton


The process of filmmaking starts with an idea and is brought forth to reality through a collaborative effort.

This paper will include the process of producing a film through each step from the conception to completion of my thesis film “Red Bean Monday.”

I will thoroughly discuss the writing, producing, cinematography, directing, editing, sound, technology, and workflow. I will also discuss things I have learned as a filmmaker through the successes and failures that I determined based on surveys from audience participation.


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