Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

McGowan-Hartmann, John; French, Anthony

Second Advisor

Overton, J. Hampton

Third Advisor

Hank, J. Stephen


This thesis covers the lessons I've learned throughout film school and how I have applied them towards the making of my thesis film, the 12-minute narrative short, Light, shot on digital video. Every aspect of the filmmaking process is covered including my education at UNO and its application to my thesis. Areas covered include the writing process, pre-production, production, and post-production. The one area that is omitted is distribution, something that was not taught at UNO and something that I am in the process of doing. Keywords: Film Production MFA Short Film India Kerala


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