Catastrophic Choices

Short Film - Documentary

Release Date

October 16, 2016

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Synopsis

In 2002, Zachary Foose was involved in a drunk driving accident which left him permanently paralyzed. In this short documentary, Foose recounts the choices he made leading up to that life-changing event, and the subsequent fallout. His story is illustrated with hybrid 2D/3D animation.

Companies/Organizations

Videography, ENG, VFX 2018

Videography, Photojournalism, Animation
March 1, 2018

Catastrophic Choices

Film
October 16, 2016

Andrew's Roles

Director

Start Date

June 1, 2014

End Date

October 16, 2016

  • Organized and shot sit-down interview of subject Zach Foose for documentary

  • Built a makeshift teleprompter to overcome subject's conversational limitations owing to neurological injury

  • Advertised film to local media

  • Film was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Reading Film Festival

Animator

Start Date

June 1, 2014

End Date

October 16, 2016

  • Created hybrid 2D/3D animations to compensate for lack of b-roll/archival footage of the subject's story

Editor

Start Date

June 1, 2014

End Date

October 16, 2016

  • Edited live action interviews together with animated segments to seamlessly tell cohesive narrative

  • Made prolific use of editing techniques to eliminate awkward pauses in original live interview

  • Converted final film to DCP standard used by modern cinema theatres