Vela & Niyah

Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Florent Retz

Second Advisor

Laura Medina

Third Advisor

Kenneth Reyes


In this thesis paper, I will document and analyze the process of making my graduate thesis film, Vela & Niyah. I will start by stating my overall goal of the film, then move into each specific area of the filmmaking process and what was done to accomplish this goal. I will detail my successes and struggles throughout the process. I will analyze my own work, and reflect on the important lessons learned while making my thesis film. In the end, I will determine if my thesis proves true, and if I was successful in the individual aspects of filmmaking, as well as the thesis film as a whole.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.


A copy of the thesis film is housed in the UNO Library.