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Welcome to Starting Small Productions, a website operated by Scott Vosbury. Most of the content of this page was created while I was a film student in the School of Film and Animation (SOFA), at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I am currently living in Los Angeles, working on visual effects for feature films at Digital Domain. Please feel free to look around. You can contact me anytime at scott@vosbury.com

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Download NEWS! - WINTER 2006


NEW STUFF

Allright, so here's the deal. This is stuff that I've either neglected, or avoided, putting online over the past few years. Some of its GREAT! Some of it outright stinks... I mean flat out terrible. But regardless, I felt I had held out too long, and the website was getting a little stale, and then it got deleted (not by my choice). So here's four films from the Scott Vosbury archives, that are making their internet debut.


  

  
 

Download NEWS! - SPRING 2004

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Category:
Documentary
Food
Humor
1 Qtr Documentary - The Great Cheesesteak Debate
OFFICIAL SELECTION -2004 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
WINNER - "Best Short Film Editing" -2003 Atlantic City Film Festival
Shot over a course of three weekends in Philadelphia, this documentary looks inside Philadelphia's obsession with the cheesesteak and reveals a world most people have never experienced. Filled with humor and controversy, The Great Cheesesteak Debate was selected to be in the RIT's School of Film and Animation Honor's Show. Watch it and find out why...  
Produced  with the generous help of the inquisitive Deseon L. Eggleston and Matt Sitkoff. Shot on DVcam on the streets of Philadelphia, PA between the hours of 11am-4am.
Dur: 12:30
 
Awards:
"Best Short Film Editing"
-2003 Atlantic City Film Festival

SoFA HONOR SHOW RECIPIENT
Festivals:
2003 Detroit Docs International Film Festival
2003 Wine Country Film Festival
2003 Atlantic City Film Festival
2002 Florida Documentary
Film and Video Festival

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  Category:
Commercial
Compositing
Humor 
Technical
Video Tools Class - SoFA: Priceless
WINNER - NATPE 2003 Student Production Award - 2nd Place
NATPE Press Release 6-12-03    NATPE Educational Foundation

This 30 second spot was created as our final project for Video Tools. I wanted to do something different, so I thought it would be cool to recreate the shaking of hands with JFK in Forrest Gump. However, it needed to be a commercial, so the Priceless ads seemed to be the best solution. We shot on DVcam, and composited the JFK scene using After Effects 5. The project was completed by Steve Formel and I on the school's new dual-800mhz G4's with Final Cut Pro 2. It took seven long nights of compositing to complete. After that was done, I sat on it for a year, and then spent another five nights cleaning it up so even Industrial Light and Magic would be impressed. ILM hasn't seen it yet, but NATPE thought it was good enough to award it second place.
Dur: 0:30

Awards:
HONOR SHOW RECIPIENT 2002
National Association of Television Program Executives’ (NATPE) 2003 Student Production Award

 

Download Projects - Winter 2003 



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  Category:
Humor  Psychological
Power Tools
 
Borrowed Stuff
One Man's Journey Across Land and Time to Find the Love of His Life...
"Freaking Hysterical!", "Really REALLY Good!", "Scott, you are really F***ED UP!"
Shot on Kodak's New Vision2 500T (7218) stock on an Arri SR2 with the help of camera crew: Drew Suppa, Cat Angst, and Dan Swinton. This project was by far the most challenging films I've ever done, but it came out better than I could have ever possible imagined. A definite must see. Starring Matt Frederick, Dave Gautreau, Deseon L. Eggleston, Stephanie Higgins and Matthew Staniszewski.
Dur: 11:00

 
Download Projects - Fall 2002 
    Category:
3D Animation
Humor 
Technical
Crack Addict Dog
My final Intro to 3D Modeling Project. We had to create a character and an environment for the character. In addition to that, we had to pose the character, in three different ways to show his moods/personality. I used Maya 4.0 Unlimited, and am quite please with the way it came out. So pleased, in fact, I bought http://www.crackaddictdog.com. Check it out... They're pretty hysterical.
 
Download Projects - Spring 2002 

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  Category:
Commercial
Compositing
Humor 
Technical
Digital Compositing Class - SoFA: Listerine (Fresh Breath)
AKA "Too Many Vosbury's". I shot this project by myself in 2 hours in the middle of crunch week, using the Sony DSR-300 and properly lit green screen. I used After Effects 5 and Primatte to do the compositing. It was a lot of fun to shoot and edit, but I never thought I'd ever have to calculate the physics of a coconut for a film project. Go figure. The timing on everything was the hardest to get down, especially by myself. The whole thing's a little bizarre, but I think the end product is worth it.
Dur: 1:00
 
Download Projects - Winter 2002 

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  Category:
Documentary
Serious
DVD-like 
Video Tools Class - Ken Bielenberg
Visual Effects Supervisor - Shrek

This was for our "Portrait of an Artist" project. Ken Bielenberg is a graduate from RIT and works at PDI (Pacific Data Images). He came to visit RIT and gave a presentation about his experiences at PDI. Although we were unable to shoot the presentation, we were able to get a one-on-one interview with him, The project was completed by Steve Formel and I on the school's new dual-800mhz G4's with Final Cut Pro 2.
Dur: 5:00
 
Download Projects - Fall 2001 
Production Pictures

Final Script

Web Transfer
Coming Soon!

  Category:
Comedy
Absurdity
16mm Sync Class - Muffin
I decided to keep a running log of my class because it's going to take me an entire quarter to finish this project. I came up with the script one weekend and revised it about seven times until I finally got what I wanted. We shot on Sunday, Sept 30th 2001, at my Aunt's beautiful house in Rochester NY. I think I've spent about $300 on this shoot and it might hit $500 after processing and my work print. 
 
Download Projects - Summer 2001 Work

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Category:
Music Video
Serious
Commercial
Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts
I created the website http://www.betsydaily.com over the summer. In addition to that, we created a video for the website, and an extended version for the studio's open house. The footage was shot by Buzz Higginbotham on the studio's cruise trip and edited by Scott Vosbury using Premiere 6.
 
Download Projects - Spring 2001

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Dramatic
Technical
Spring Project #4 - Final Project - Already Gone
100% Collaborative Work here. Dan Swinton Directed, Matt Tripolone did sound, Nick Sinnott Shot, and I Edited. We produced this project to demonstrate everything we learned over the past year. At the time, I had never worked harder on a film. Already Gone is the story of a young man who loses his girlfriend to a drunk driver and tries to seek justice. Duration: 11:30
 

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Category:
Humor
Technical
Spring Project #3 - Studio Project - Night Fishing
This was a project that half my class work on. The idea was to learn how to do a process shot. Four short films were created from the freshman film students, and our film class definitely had higher production value, and a better story.
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Category:
Humor
Technical
Spring Project #2 - Digital Project - Cloning PSA
Cloning Public Service Announcement  "Never Clone a Person, Never" As sad as it sounds, all the compositing was done in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop. Cute little piece.
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Download Projects - Winter 2001

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Category:
Humor
Winter Project #3 - Bad Haircut
You ever gotten a really bad haircut and everyone points it out to you? Yeah...
 

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Category:
Humor
Technical
Sick
Winter Project #2 - Crocodile Hunter Juxtaposition
A found footage editing project with the Animal Planet's "Crocodile Hunter", and the Discovery Channel's documentary "Dwarf: Standing Tall". "Sickly Hilarious" Not for the faint of heart. May be offensive to some.
 

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Category:
Dramatic
Editing
Winter Project #1 - Gunsmoke
An editing project of footage from the television series "Gunsmoke" (1955-1975). Kind of a western meets Matrix kind of thing going on here. Not extremely funny, but fun to watch.
 
Download Projects - Fall 2000

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Category:
Humor
Film
Fall Project #3 - Bear
A short story about a young boy who thinks he's really a bear. Probably one of my favorite, and most absurd projects. It took two days of shooting with the Bolex 16mm camera, using Kodak 7250 Color Reversal Film, and 7278 Black and White Reversal Film. Edited on film, with a narrative soundtrack.
 
Coming Soon! Fall Project #2 - Regatta
A short documentary on an uncontrolled event.
 

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Category:
Humor
Film
 
Fall Project #1 - A Day in the Life of a Kleptomaniac
My first 16mm project, shot on a Bolex, non-synchronous camera, using Kodak 7278 Tri-X Black and White Reversal film. The title says it all. An in camera-edit exercise.
 


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