RIT Photography professor, Clay Patrick McBride invite me to be a Guest Professional for his Production Photography class. I worked with Clay’s class previously on a portfolio review so I was excited to collaborate with his students. He asked me to give them an assignment related to quarantine and/or world events then critique the work over a zoom session. I decided to have them share their experience in a 12 Frame Story. The assignment entailed shooting 12 horizontal frames in chronological order to tell a visual story, unedited. This required them to produce and throughly plan their shoots to ensure they hit all the requirements and saw their vision through. They needed to give their project a title, short description and a tagline, create a mood board for lighting and direction, a production plan/schedule, and a call sheet. They would turn all of this in with the final work.
Clay began the class with a Q&A before we went into each critique. I provided a critique and feedback to each of the 13 students. We had engaging conversations and everyone was welcome to participate and ask questions along the way. There were some stand-out students who were able to hit all the marks on this project. Trisha Pickelhaupt was one of those very talented students. Below is her full assignment and a few of my favorite photos from it.