When asked to create a thirty second commercial for a class, the OU counseling center immediately came to mind. A service that most students do not know about on campus, the University Counseling Center offers affordable counseling to students in a variety of situations.
I wanted to convey the pressure and chaos students can feel during the school year. Thinking back on my own experience as a freshman in college, I focused on the scrambled thoughts that come about when feeling overwhelmed and burned out.
The most challenging moment for filming was working around a corner-to-corner mirror on the opposite side of the room. Lighting my actress while keeping the equipment out of the shot required adjusting my original lighting plan and carefully angling the camera.