New work: LIFT video

LIFT (Living in Freedom Together) from claudia snell on Vimeo.

Videography / Editing: Jason Snell
Producer: Claudia Snell

Healing with Hope and Dignity

Living in Freedom Together is a 501(c)(3) non profit located in Worcester, MA. LIFT is survivor led with the mission to provide resources, advocacy and support to empower individuals to exit and recover from the impacts of commercial sexual exploitation. A grant from USA today would allow us to expand critical resources for these women as well as assist in re-entry services for women looking to exit commercial sexual exploitation.

If you would like to help LIFT, please vote for them to win a grant from USA Today. (voting closes May 12, 2017)

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The challenge was to take 10 different photos of an object with varying focal length, distance, angle and post my favorite one. I decided to take some photos of a cabinet that my daughter keeps in her room. I like the photos better as a small set than just a single shot so here they are.

Cabinet doors decorated with carved skeletons.
Shot with Nikon D7000 | 52mm ISO 160 f/4.5 1/160 sec
Top of the cabinet decorated with carved skull face.
Shot with Nikon D7000 | 52mm ISO 160 f/4.5 1/160 sec
Cobwebs inside the cabinet.
Shot with Nikon D7000 | 52mm ISO 160 f/4.5 1/160 sec
Detail of the side and one of the doors of the cabinet - both decorated with carved skeletons.
Shot with Nikon D7000 | 46mm ISO 160 f/4.5 1/160 sec

Film: Trinity

Last Wednesday, I headed over to Nick’s to see a screening of Trinity. Trinity is the first feature-length film by my friend and Massachusetts filmmaker, Skip Shea.

Trinity is an intense emotional / psychological horror film. It’s the story of Michael, a grown survivor of childhood abuse by a priest, who is confronted with the past when he encounters his abuser.

Trinity is based on events in Shea’s life.  He did an excellent job of taking on this deeply personal story without it becoming shallow, overwrought or gimmicky – all of which are common with films like this. Skip used  a non-linear format, nightmare dissociative sequences, pace and the soundtrack very effectively to create a disorienting and terrifying world without losing the audience.

About Trinity

Trailer to the feature-length film Trinity written and directed by Skip Shea starring Sean Carmichael, David Graziano, Beatrice Di Giovanni, Aurora Grabill with Lynn Lowry. Co-starring Izzy Lee, Diana Porter and Tiziana Guarini. Director of Photography by Nolan Yee. Score by Steven Lanning-Cafaro. Produced by Stacy Buchanan, Jessica Barnthouse and Skip Shea.

Trinity Trailer from Skip Shea on Vimeo.