Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Keith Giglio, Assistant Professor
Neal Coffey, VPU Manager
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Film and Media Studies | Radio | Television
Video Editors are the unsung heroes that take every piece of media, shot in production, and spin it into a story that is entertaining from beginning to end. It is hard to spot a marvelous editor because the better they, are the less the audience notices. It is only the bad cuts or the mismatched shots that the audience points out. There is no way to show the amount of work and puzzle-solving editors put in to make a movie sparkle.
For my capstone project, I edited The Sopranos television series down into a feature length movie. The story focuses on the son, Anthony Jr., or AJ for short, as he grapples with his teenage years under the shadow of his Mob boss father. The goal of the movie is to entertain viewers who are avid fans of the show, as well as people who have never watched an episode.
Everyone who has been through the angst filled teenage years can relate to Anthony Jr.’s struggles. His happiness, confusion, and sorrow are compounded in a world surrounded by his father’s organized crime lifestyle.
Duso, Allan, "Anthony Jr." (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 734.
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