Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Media and Entertainment Arts BA
Vincenzo Mistretta, M.F.A.
Edgar Simpson, Ph.D.
Sabine Heinhorst, Ph.D.
Creation, Craft, and COVID-19 is a documentary film that looks into the creation and development of a small jewelry business called Novi Creations based in Laurel, Mississippi. This thesis interviews Shauna Stockstill, the owner of Novi Creations, and presents the history of the business, its daily processes, and its struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic. This thesis also covers the planning and pre-production of the film and the performative method of approach. It breaks down different styles of documentary filmmaking and addresses ethical dilemmas found commonly in documentaries. I express my reason for creating this film and desire to share Shauna’s story, and I explain how my use of lighting, footage, and music add to the emotional expression in the film.
Keywords: film, documentary, performative, craft, covid, jewelry
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Stockstill, Joshua, "Creation, Craft, and COVID-19: A Documentary" (2022). Honors Theses. 825.