Mandell Weiss Forum - University of California, San Diego
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Daniel Jaquez
Scenic/Video: Elizabeth Barrett
Lighting: Shelby Thach
Sound: Salvador Zamora
Costumes: Daniella Toscano
Associate Video Design: Harrison Foster
As the associate video designer, I was tasked with the technical aspects of creating this back wall recording in the style Elizabeth specified. They showed me inspiration images of silhouettes but augmented, going for an ambiguous and alarming feeling. Through this, we came up with the technique of using an opaque plastic and back lighting the wall behind the plastic (in collaboration with the lighting designer). This created crisp lines in the center and more diffused the further from the screen the actors were.
Between the two of us and the stage manager, we ran the recording session and afterwards I applied levels of masks in after effects to the footage along with color grading.