PAIGE RODGERS
Video producer, director, editor, and videographer with over three years of professional experience, specializing in adaptable digital content. Social media marketer utilizing social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Photographer with work exhibited in DC's FotoWeek and UDC Gallery. Current National Video Contributor at Spoon University, bringing over
100 million views to Spoon University's National Facebook Page. American University Summa Cum Laude graduate and eager to relocate when necessary. 

American University Video Work

Foreign Film Assignment

NBC Marketing Assignment

Description: This short film is the result of a FAMU international program in Prague. The time-intensive course includes regular mentoring and consultation with a team of expert faculty in the departments of Directing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Acting, and Editing. During production, students collaborate with a professional-level production manager, camera assistant, sound designer and color grader. Students also practice the art of talent selection by working with a casting agency that provides professional actors for their productions. Students work in the lab, select film stocks for greater cinematic control, and practice lighting both interior and exterior productions. During the post-production process, an emphasis is placed on the importance of color-grading and color-correction, graphics, special effects, sound mixing, and design.
Course: Directing and Scriptwriting at FAMU in Prague
Process: 16 mm Film
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Description: This project was made and produced for the 2016 NBC4 Washington Health and Fitness Exposition. The project involved creating, filming, and editing a social media marketing series for the company's Health and Fitness Exposition. As the editor and the creator of the project, I worked with two other students who managed and reached out to individuals to participate in the project. 
Course: Intro To Studio Television COMM 435
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
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Taboos Assignment

Soccer Documentary Assignment

Description: This short film is a visual representation of assignments/chapters Mythological Warfare and Law in a Lawless Land. The clips are edited to the song Youth Gone Wild, by Skid Row, because youth is often the voice of change in both the political and personal realm. The footage of riots, naked protests, and assault rifles are used to portray the book's ideas of force as a political protest; protest against clothing, fake exterior, masking the natural; and portraying the sexualization of women with weapons and the inherent masculinity and power that coincides with weapons. 
Course: 
Taboos ANTH 331-001
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Description: The production should take place in at least two separate settings with clear appropriate differences in tone between both scenes. All scripting will be original. Consider issues such as theme, conflict, character, climax, temporal/spatial discontinuity and linear/vertical development. At least 4-6 minutes of the project should have sync dialogue. 
Course: Film and Video One COMM 331-001
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Painting To Life Assignment

Thematic Montage Assignment 

Description: You will create a montage sequence that will have a subject or better a theme. Your production will be nonlinear in terms of a story line. 
Course: Film and Video One COMM 331-001
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Description: Your group will create a narrative film between 2 and 3 minutes in length that uses a painting or other work of art as inspiration for the film’s plot and themes. You will work together to create a story, plan out a shot list and/or storyboards, shoot, and edit a final cut. It can be comedic or dramatic; color or black & white; silent, scripted, or with a soundtrack; include or exclude text or title sequences.
Course: Visual Literacy COMM 105-005
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The Chase Video Assignment 

Description: This is a group exercise through a narrative approach. You will construct a minimum of 8 shots of an individual(s) engaged in a chase scene. 
Course: Film and Video One COMM 331-001
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Video Trailer Assignment 

Description: You must demonstrate at least 4 different shot types, 4 different camera movements, and 4 different editing techniques.
Course: Visual Literacy COMM 105-005
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

DC Location and Sculpture Assignment 

Description: This project will center on a piece (or pieces) of outdoor public sculpture in the DC area. 
Course: Film and Video One COMM 331-001
Software:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Fascination Assignment

Description: This video is the result of a FAMU Prague assignment to travel to the end of a tram stop and film what you see. Create a visual story from the environment around you. Don't edit or cut the length of the shots. Don't color correct or filter the footage. Only use sound taken from the location.
Course: Film Language at FAMU in Prague
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Movie Trailer Assignment 
Description: Create a movie trailer for the title sequence. The trailer should include a finalized title, images, videos, music, and special effects.
Course: Digital Imaging COMM 250-001
Software: Adobe After Effects CC
Title Sequence Assignment
Description: Create a title sequence for a future movie/television trailer. Title sequence should include a finalized title, images, videos, actor names, and music.
Course: Digital Imaging COMM 250-001
Software: Adobe After Effects CC

American University Photography Work

Avery

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Artist StatementFor this series, I worked with the color extremes that resulted from processing and scanning color negative film with expired E6 chemistry and scanning the cross-processed color negative film as negative film; effectively turning the film from a negative into a positive and back to a negative. The range of colors and tones symbolizes the similarly unpredictable, playful, creative, and colorful world of children. As a nanny to a brilliant and creative child like Avery, I have been emerged and exposed to childhood wonderment and endless imagination. I am continuously fascinated by the new and exciting forms of pretend-play that Avery makes up in her mind; just last week she turned her favorite
male baby-doll, Gumpa, into a constantly farting international spy whose
only desire is to wear crowns, tutus, and fancy necklaces stolen from the
richest baby in the world. Just like the chaotic, bright, and unpredictable
colors in the photograph series, there is never a dull moment.
Course: Color Film Independent Study COMM 500
Process: 35mm Color Negative Film Cross-Processed with Expired E6
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2017

My Friend Ana

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Artist StatementThis photography series is a visual representation and interpretation of anorexia. Through my own experience and those of my friends and strangers, I created a five image series in which I took text from their experience and interpreted the text into an image representing their experience with eating anorexia. Each image juxtaposes a child-like object with a dull, empty, background relating to the corresponding text. Unlike the digital copies of the text, in the installation of the series, the text was soaked in alcohol and smeared with a squeegee. The image and corresponding text were glued back to back and hung from the ceiling with white thread; representing the fragile nature of anorexia. Additionally, the images were weighed down by rocks; representing a pulling force.
Course: Fine Art Photography COMM 479
Process: DLSR
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2017

Void

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Artist StatementI remember the plot of land he wanted to renovate. I remember where we parked when we first made out in his car. I remember the place we sat on our first date. At first glance, each location that reminded me of him looks open, clear, and serene. However, my memory of each place is small, trapped, and confined. Throughout this project, the hardest part was letting go of my control over the photograph and my art.     
Course: Fine Art Photography COMM 479​​
Process: Instax Photographs

Glitter

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Artist StatementGold, as a color, has historically represented love, courage, passion, glamour, prosperity, and wisdom. As a self-portrait, this series represents my former child-like concept of the epitome of beauty; both feminine and masculine. The concept for this project came from my past year of self-reflection and my desire to push my art into the abstract. The most challenging part of this project was the physical creation and posing of the model. To create the full glitter effect on the model I covered a model with Vaseline and then poured on the glitter. Although the process was messy, it was extremely rewarding. 
Course: Fine Art Photography COMM 479
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2017
Gallery: Fotoweek DC

A Step Back in Time

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Artist StatementThis film photography series of Glen Echo Park explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and emotional memories of the past. Although photographs have the ability to capture a moment in time, structures often fall victim to nature’s destruction and human desertion. The unrelenting divergence of societies fluctuating set of ideals and beliefs creates new tensions between traditional and modern structures. One can imagine how simple improvements on disintegrating structures of the past might have slowed or reduced its decline. Unfortunately, it’s future often become tarnished from bias and narrow-mindedness, leaving only a glimmer of what could have been. Many places fell victim to these influences and could not withstand the changes in society’s tolerance and social movements. In the early 20thcentury, the site of a few failed businesses was turned into a whites-only amusement park called Glen Echo Park. In the 1960s, due to a sit-in protest on the carousel, the park became desegregated. Due to the continued hostilities of the times, the park was forced to close. Today, to some, what remains of the park lets you reminisce and imagine when the park what vibrant and full of laughter. However, to others, walking through the park in its current decaying state suggests that our societies postmodern influences were no match for the force of commercialization, which leaves are Glen Echo Park mostly quiet, discarded, and touched by elements of nature. Visiting now, the park is a form of inspiration and allows viewers to appreciate the intricacies that make the nostalgic park inviting. Personally, I was thoroughly enjoying romanticizing the park and imagining what it would be like to step back in time. However, the interruption of sounds of sanding, nailing, and hammering was unavoidable. The sad reality that this park is being dismantled by time and nature made me so glad that I followed my instincts and captured its architectural beauty, even if fleeting, to share with others made this a memorable and meaningful experience for me.       
Course: Principles of Photography COMM 330
Process: T-MAX 400 Film
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2015

Strength in Thread

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Artist StatementClothing is an idea born of the human desire for strength. Often times we use clothing and fabrics to mask ourselves, stand out, create ties between each other, connect to culture, or become someone we are not. While this can be beneficial, it can also be detrimental. We rely on these man-made fabrics to be strong, secure, and provide comfort. However, utilizing macro photography, this photo collection explores the intricate world of fabrics, textiles, and threads to portray the delicacy, intimacy, and volatility of clothing. This photo collection shows how man-made items are volatile to changes and breaking.
Course: Independent Study Close-Up Photography
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2015

Home Away From Home

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Artist StatementThis photo essay explores the idea that many students make up their dorm bed, either consciously or unconsciously, in order to represent or signify the comforts of their bed at home. The photos are framed and focused on details to portray a greater sense of each individual’s identity. These images explore and address the concept by highlighting the patterns, colors, and textures of blankets, bedding, and comforters. As well as emphasizing the items students brought from home, such as stuffed animals, laptops, pillows, or books. In addition, the images capture how each of the students uses their beds, whether it is for sleep, recreation, work, or play. The usage of the beds emphasizes the idea of nostalgia and connection to home. In many cases, students’ beds represent a connection to their bed at home because their dorm room is their home away from home.
Course: Visual Literacy COMM 105
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2015

Cultural Extremes

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Description: After locating a fantastic series of European stereotyped cartoon images online, I decided I wanted to use those images to help illustrate, explore and contrast it against real photographic representations of the country's culture that each cartoon represents. I chose the two styles of 2-D still images, cartoon and photographic, in order to further express the significance of what each image represents. The cartoon images represent the highly stereotyped alter ego of the members of a highly stereotyped culture. Placing this goofy, exaggerated, and animated character in a still photograph creates a sense of separation and vast different between it and the image of the real culture. My choices were not only to make the image visually look pleasing to the eye, but to creatively and subtly introduce the stereotyped cartoon image into the real picture; they imprint on the culture and often times becomes an aspect of it.
Course: Cross-Cultural Communication SISU 140
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2015

Community Craft Collective

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Artist StatementThe Community Craft Collective is an interfaith craft organization within the Luther Place Memorial Church that provides a creative outlet to members of the Washington, D.C. community. As a final project, I chose to photograph some of their art, jewelry, and craft pieces. I enjoyed my time with the members and learning how they make their crafts. Each of the community members have astonishing skills in making crafts and have produced beautiful jewelry. They made me feel welcomed and valued, which I greatly appreciated. My time at the center was wonderful and I genuinely enjoyed getting to know the members of the Community Craft Collective.
Course: Visual Literacy COMM 105
Process: DSLR
Software: Adobe Photoshop Pro CC 2015

Community Craft CollectiveThe Community Craft Collective is a collaborative of artists from N Street Village, Logan Circle residents, and members of Luther Place Memorial Church. The collective creates an outlet for creativity, healing and relationship building, as well as an opportunity for income generation for
people experiencing economic
hardship and/or homelessness.