“Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody’s ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.”
― David Foster WallaceA Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

In each individual project we were asked to develop a short film based on a prompt that encouraged us to think out side the box and explore different concepts in a unique way. Through research and creative exercises, we were encouraged to delve deeply into our stories, finding a passion in different aspects of filmmaking that we could showcase through our work. The outcomes throughout the course allowed us to explore stories from a different angle. From manipulating sentence structures to form new words, to profiling people on the street to uncover the backgrounds of characters, these tasks redefined ways for us to create an engaging narrative and explore the film on a much more visceral level. The course title, “Finding the Ear”, is reflective of this process to uncover a deeper understanding into what films are built upon and how they form from a creative spark. Our final projects featured on this page are a result of the deep analytical thinking that went into forming stories around concepts and ideas that related to something personal in our lives. In this sense to find the “ear” was to relate our selves to the film not necessarily from experiences had, but from the ability to engage ourselves creatively in the process of filmmaking to uncover unique and diverse ways of depicting a story. – Lucas Worcester