THE POWERS OF CINEMA

THE POWERS OF CINEMA
Laurel Powers Miller photo by Jessi Newman

Laurel Powers Miller photo by Jessi Newman

Filmmaker Laurel Powers Miller (Cinematic Arts, 2014) lives in Columbus with husband Zach Miller and cat (Dana) Scully. She does a wide range of freelance work, ranging from wedding videography to motion design for lyric videos. You can find samples of her work on her personal website; she shares some of her favorite video pieces below.

Belland/Price Wedding

Amy + Charlotte from Laurel P. on Vimeo.

A majority of my freelance work is shooting weddings, sometimes photo but mostly video. In May of this year, I was so honored to shoot both photos and video at the wedding of CCAD's very own Charlotte Belland and her wife, Amy Price. It was such a fun and beautiful wedding to shoot, particularly because of its setting at the Columbus Zoo! There's nothing quite like having giraffes walking in the background of a couple saying their vows.

Fashion Week, “Oxygen” (music video)

I have loved music videos for a long time, so it was exciting to be a part of making one. I helped shoot some of this music video for a local Columbus band called Fashion Week, but my primary role was editing. The shoot was fast paced, real-time dodgeball playing, so the outcome of the video relied heavily on how it was cut. It was a very fun shoot to be a part of, and the challenge of editing for both comedic timing and continuity was very rewarding.

Truslow, “Lover” (music video)

Another frequent type of freelance project I get is doing lyric videos. I have done them for individual bands and artists and also through a larger company in Atlanta called Orange. Most of the time, I create motion design lyric videos, but my favorite one was a little different. I also really enjoy hand-lettering, and for this video, I lettered every lyric onto cards and shot video of each card. It was fun and challenging to put together, and I think it fit the vibe of the song much better than a typical motion design video would have.