Reaching of My American Dream

Reaching of My American Dream. The 30 minutes story of Muslim in the US for the final project of video documentary. This documentary is about the importance of education in our life. It will reveal the struggle for Muslim students to pursue their dream by studying in the U.S. Framing by the American Dream, this will conclude the thesis that, the Muslim value has strong relation with the values of American Dream.

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I had already thought about this topic. Initially, I thought I would made a documentary about Muslim students in US. I consulted this topic to my colleague. Then, he advised me that the topic was too shallow. I realized that I need a framing for this story. Therefore, I thought American Dream could be a nice and hittable framing. To combine American Dream by freedom of expression with the values in Islamic as religion.

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Living with Horror

Living with Horror. The Short documentary video about a person who had been escaping from the terror of suicide bombing from his home country, Afghanistan. Due to war-time, there is less opportunity to be safe even as a local citizen. This story will reveal the struggle of living and the values that could be shared.

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It was hard to find the topic of “Death and Taxes”. I think its normal thing since person with horror experience would not be easy teller. However, I can convince this guy to speak up the life experience that he had passed. Well, actually I merely knew the story when he started to speak. Yeah, it was quite surprising when I know this gonna be hit. Finding someone with the living experience with war zone is rarely. I appreciate this guy to talk to.

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Struggle and Achievement

Struggle and Achievement. This title was assigned for the topic of “Catch in the Middle,” in which, a person in a conflict that he never know. I think the conflict could be something in other form rather than a conflict among two side or part. Conflict could be something that made you think hard to decide. This is the conflict involve two or more interest in your mind. A decision that he make will be a struggle. And, this is the story about it that I want to convey.

Balika is a lecture of chemical in private university in Arkansas. She already started his career in teaching. In other side, she feels confuse about this decision because she is also a housewife. Moreover, she lives separately with her husband. This is a conflict that she has. I think it is a common conflict that human has in daily life. Although it is a common thing, I believe there are some lessons from this story that we would get.

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Extraordinary Me

Extraordinary Me. The short documentary about a man who step out from his comfort zone to find other new goal. It might have changed his life.

Wyatt Tise is an assistant professor in Language department of Tech University. Teaching language from the same alphabet like Germany or France is quite easy but how about a language that totally different. Yes, Japanese is an extremely hard to learn. It is needed a lot of time of learning and doing. Wyatt had proven it. Not only fluent and good lecture, but this experience has made him being “Japanese”.

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Turning Point of My Life

Turning Point of My Life. The short documentary about a student who get high pressure on his life, but his passion leads him to the college for a better future.

His name is George, this is short name of a politics student of Tech. He was a humble person and so friendly. Therefore, I selected him as my source for the fifth assignment. The topic of this week is about Pressure On. It’s about someone in a very hard situation and struggle for that. I believe that everyone has their own story that can provide an important lesson.

George has proved it, He was a homeless person, but his passion, get him as student of Tech University.

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Joyce, a dedicated lady

Description Project Video Assignment #4

The topic of the assignment fourth was Little O’ Me. It is about the story of a person that we meet daily. So, I selected Joyce because she is the woman that I always meet. Joyce, a lovely cashier works at Chamber Cafe in Arkansas that I meet when I have my lunch or dinner. She will share her joy to meet students each day. A person that we pass and see every day could give us a lovely story that inspire us.

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Preproduction

The preproduction was started on Wednesday, March 4 when I talked to him about the project. She agreed with the plan since I said that this was for my assignment purpose. Actually, we planned to started it on the following day, but suddenly the snow come and the campus was off. But, during that time, I made some scripts and story board.

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Memorizing Old Times by Alfred Maruffo

“Memorizing the Old Times” is a fifteen minutes documentary video about Alfred Marrufo, an old man who is working as Barber at small barber shop in Main Street Russellville, AR. He is going to share his personal view about his job and what moral stories he will share.

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Preproduction

The preproduction was started on two week before the deadline.  This was not good planning because due to the trouble in finding the good source. This Midterm video was actually about the downtown area but there was a sudden cancelation from the source. Thus, I should change the plan. Then, I decided to make a video about an ordinary person who actually can give us a good lesson about life. Therefore, I decided to interview the local barber at downtown Russellville. On, February 21, I contacted Alfred Maruffo and he agreed for the project as the source. Alfred is a very humble person and charming. He has been doing his job for almost 40 years.

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