Neoteny

I'm an 18-year-old filmmaker and photographer from the Kansas City metro area. I'm majoring in Film and Video at Columbia College Chicago. This blog is going to contain a lot of my photography and things that I'm interested in. Leave me some feedback in the ask box if you enjoy or really hate what I do.

I just edited together my new demo reel as a director of photography! This is a small collection of everything that I’ve been working on for the past year and a half and is a great way to indicate where I am as an artist.  I would really appreciate it if you gave it a look, and sent me a message with some critiques on ways that it works and ways that it can improve. 

If you feel so inclined, pass it on to people with A LOT of money that would hire me to create something awesome for them and or their businesses. I’m open to working out of Chicago or Kansas City or anywhere in between and fortunately for you I’m young and broke enough to not be able to decline many jobs, so shoot me an email or a message and we can discuss day rates etc. 


Above all, please enjoy.

Display of my recent work as director of photography at Columbia College Chicago.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this video of Columbia College Chicago’s President telling his students to shut up at an open Q&A. 

This is a direct representation of how little President Carter cares about the student’s voice in these matters. He is completely disconnected from his student body.

What are you so afraid of?

I’m having a hard time lately with myself. I feel really convicted and called to bring my friends out to this event on Wednesday, they all know that I’m with Occupy and I’m definitely the “radical” of the group. But lately my roommate and I have been spending a lot of time talking about how we can personally take it upon ourselves to create the student movement we have been dreaming of. It’s up to us to do what we were waiting for other people to do. 

Why are my friends so afraid to step out of their comfort zones and just stand up for what you believe in? Isn’t that what we were all taught as pre-teens at some point? That we should stick to our morales and fight to defend what makes us, us? The school is impeding on the ability for us to be us with these program cuts and tuition hikes. People’s entire majors are getting wiped out of the school. Their entire career needs to change for them to stay at Columbia. That is fucking awful. But unfortunately the risk of being asked to leave a building is too much to ask.  

I really desperately want my friends to come out and help fight this not only because we need the numbers, but because it applies to them and they should take a personal responsibility to help. I have personally explained the problems going on at Columbia to most of them and they are all very concerned and know people very directly that will be effected by it, yet as soon as I say a date and time they shy away and make excuses to why they can’t go. I feel like I’m the super religious person that keeps inviting everybody to church. And honestly, as much as I believe in this cause and hope for change, it kind of has been a little for me.

I’ve found hope in Occupy. It provides me with a realistic and achievable vision for the future that is a better and more idealistic place. It gives me something to hold on to and to get passionate about. I really desperately want to share this with my friends while at the same time creating this world that I’ve envisioned. Yet, literally all of the feelings that I’m describing could be applied to any major religion. I’m really not sure if that’s awful or healthy or not.  

My final short film is finally done! Take a look at it and give me some feedback.

I take criticism very poorly so lay it on thick.

My final short film is finally done! Take a look at it and give me some feedback.

I take criticism very poorly so lay it on thick.

columbiaspb:

SPB/METRO COLLAB GIVEAWAY 2:
SPB is giving away  THREE PAIRS of  tickets to the THRICE headlining tour ft. La Dispute, Moving Mountains and O’Brother at The Metro, Thursday October 27th, 2011. So for any of you going out to the AP tour, treat yourself to two amazing shows in a row!
RULES:
You must be a student at Columbia College (be able to provide an Oasis ID)
You must be following ColumbiaSpb.tumblr.com 
You must re-blog this post.
 The winners will be announced October 21st. Re-blog and good luck!
ps.  I REALLY love being able to do this for you guys, we’re all in college, money is tight and I know how shitty is to miss a show because you can’t afford it, so if there’s ever a band you’re really into or a movie premiere you really want to catch, let us know and we’ll try our best to make your time here as rad as possible!
x Tanisha

Okey dokie.

columbiaspb:

SPB/METRO COLLAB GIVEAWAY 2:

SPB is giving away THREE PAIRS of tickets to the THRICE headlining tour ft. La Dispute, Moving Mountains and O’Brother at The Metro, Thursday October 27th, 2011. So for any of you going out to the AP tour, treat yourself to two amazing shows in a row!

RULES:

  • You must be a student at Columbia College (be able to provide an Oasis ID)
  • You must be following ColumbiaSpb.tumblr.com 
  • You must re-blog this post.

 The winners will be announced October 21st. Re-blog and good luck!

ps. I REALLY love being able to do this for you guys, we’re all in college, money is tight and I know how shitty is to miss a show because you can’t afford it, so if there’s ever a band you’re really into or a movie premiere you really want to catch, let us know and we’ll try our best to make your time here as rad as possible!

x Tanisha

Okey dokie.

Video of the protest last night when we first heard news of the reprieve.

I hit record as soon as I could and immediately got on my cell phone to check for confirmation from an actual news source. So don’t hate on the video.