“Birds of a Feather” (unfinished) represents a second attempt to re-create one of the original student plays from “Through our Eyes” in video form using green screen and backgrounds generated in 3DS Max to try to fulfill our ultimate mission, which was to have the words of these incarcerated youth echo beyond the walls of the detention center. The green screen footage was shot using professional actors at a studio in NYC, and the backgrounds and compositing work was done as part of an after-school and summer school visual arts and technology program at a high school in Queens, NYC. I directed the shoot, oversaw the design of the 3D backgrounds and compositing, did final edits on composited shots, and created the animated bird sequence.
Produced by Sean Turner. 3D backgrounds by Val Iancu and Phillip Baba, Compositing by John Hurtado and Amid Zaman.