Andy Opel, Ph.D.
School of Communication
Florida State University
These are examples of student work produced in my video production courses.
For examples of student 360 degree videos, click HERE
As We Grow
This documentary explores the food politics of Tallahassee, FL. Created in spring 2013 in my Documentary Production course, this piece combines technical skill and clear narrative content.
FIND NERO: Fiddling In Florida While the Planet Burns
This is a pilot project where I led a group of students who documented climate change denial in the Florida Legislature during the 2013 legislative session.
An unnamed painter becomes frustrated by his lack of ability. After a few bizarre happenings, he enters another world through his canvas. He travels deep within this world before becoming terrified by what he discovers. After narrowly escaping, he is uncertain whether he really left his studio at all. Produced by Dave Dorsey in my Video Field Production class.
Best of Festival Winner BEA student competition 2010.
150 Years Later
Documentary about civil war reenactors, produced in my Documentary Video Production class by Andrew Burgess and Matt Roush.
A People Thing
A documentary short about the first black football player to play for a major university in the South. Ray Bellamy not only overcame adversity on the field for the University of Miami, but also overcame obstacles off the field. Produced in my Documentary Video Production Class.
SHOCK MAN: The Walter Hand Story
Biographical documentary about Walter Hand, a Tallahassee icon. Produced and Directed by Michelle Kinne, Tabby Syed and Jayce Hill.
2nd Place Winner, Student Documentary Category, Boadcast Educators Association Media Arts Festival 2011
They Live in Trees
Documentary produced in my Documentary Video Production class.
Directed by Michael Dorfman
Produced by Christina Lewellyn