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My College Movies
May 29th, 2005 | View Post
When starting my university career back in 1997 at the University of Texas at Austin, my first major (of any real dedication) was film. More specifically RTF or Radio, Television, and Film. I kept on this path for about 2 years and inevitably wound up making a number of short films. In some cases the films were made for myself, in others they were made for class projects. If you would like to see some media saved from these films, please click on the links below.

Please note that all work is copyrighted by Kevin Ludlow and can not be used or duplicated without the explicit consent of Kevin Ludlow.



Klaus Wagner in Alive April Chase

Part of the opening sequence
Alive April Chase

Running Time: 3 minutes 20 seconds
Shoot Date: March 8 - 12, 1999
Release Date: March 23, 1999
Cast: Klaus Wagner, additional names to be released
Specifications: Super 8mm
Genre: Comedy / Animation
Notes: Ludlow's first movie shot on film. The piece was just over 3 minutes long and contained stop action animation as well as hand drawn animation. It follows a newspaper comic hero.




The opening action sequence from Bill's Day

Jeff Smith at Quix
Bill's Day

Running Time: 2 minutes
Shoot Date: May 1 - May 5, 1999
Release Date: May 6, 1999
Cast: Carey Quackenbush : The Driver, Vance Kotrla : The Passenger, Jeff Smith : Money Ower, Laura Kennemer (Edwards) : Girl, Sunni Graham (Graves) : Letter Girl, Quix Clerk : as himself
Specifications: Digital 8mm
Genre: Action / Mystery
Notes: Shot for a film class, this 2 minute video follows a random storyline with action.



Return of the Forest Monster

Running Time: 75 minutes
Shoot Date: Summer 2003
Release Date: November 8, 2003
Cast: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383593/fullcredits
Specifications: DV, 1.78: 1
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Notes: A long time friend of mine, Vance Kotrla, has made a number of independent films, this is one of them. He shot the film over the summer of 2003 and needed a few of his friends to act in it. I didn't have a very large role, but I was in the film no less. Sadly, I get eaten by the forest monster.You can view the movie trailer (4.75mb .WMV)

... or visit the movies home page at http://www.brokenimage.net/rotfmwmv.html.



Suicide

Running Time: 18 minutes
Shoot Date: December 1998 - January 1999
Release Date: January 19, 1999 (trailer only)
Cast: Victor Perez : Joe / Mr. Sabatini, Kevin Ludlow: The Blue Guy
Specifications: VHS C / 8mm
Genre: Action / Mystery
Notes: Shot over Christmas with friend Victor Perez. Perez also wrote and directed the film with Ludlow.




Kim Ludlow starring as Mary
The Cross of Mary

Running Time: 5 minutes
Shoot Date: December 1998
Release Date: (not released)
Cast: Kim Ludlow : Mary
Specifications: 8mm Video
Genre: Drama
Notes: After casting his sister to do this project, Ludlow created a dramatic silent piece to the score of an inspirational song.



When the Son Rises

Running Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds
Shoot Date: April 24-30, 1999
Release Date: May 4, 1999
Cast: Daniel Putt : Father, Klaus Wagner : Younger Son, Kevin Ludlow : Older Son, Kim Ludlow : Bendaw the Servant, Heather Kominczak : Passing Lady
Specifications: Digital 8mm
Genre: Biblical
Notes: Experimental film piece shot with family and friends. A biblical piece with changed dialogue to fit the times. Depicted in pre-Judeo-Christian times. The only song used in the piece is my so called 'A Song'. (See: A Song)


Momma's Funeral
April 30th, 2005 | View Post

Momma's casket in the funeral home ready to be interred
Perhaps some would note it as slightly morbid that I would have a story regarding the death of my grandmother, Catherine 'Kitty' Ludlow, but so long as I have everything else on this site, I couldn't find much problem with it.

My grandmother, Momma as she was called, lived to a ripe old age. Towards the end of her days she sadly suffered from Alzheimer's disease and though she had her good and bad days, the symptoms seemed to be getting progressively worse. Apparently in the last week or so of her life she had become upset with the fact that she could not remember my grandfather's death (her husband) only three months earlier. I think it was probably a good time for her to go.
Guitar Tablature: D-Riff
December 12th, 2004 | View Post

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Song (c)2003/2004 Kevin Ludlow
This song is exclusively copyrighted by its owner.

From: ludlow@math.utexas.edu

Just a little something I was playing around with.
Tempo: Moderate


e----------14-----------12-------10-------------------------------
B----------15-----------14-------12-------------------------------
G----------14-----------14-------12-------------------------------
D--0---0--------0---0--------0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

e----------14-----------12--------15p14---------------------------
B----------15-----------14---------------15-----------------------
G----------14-----------14-------------------14/12/14-------------
D--0---0--------0---0--------0------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

e----------14-----------12-------10-------------------------------
B----------15-----------14-------12-------------------------------
G----------14-----------14-------12-------------------------------
D--0---0--------0---0--------0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

e----------14-----------12-------17/15p14-------------------------
B----------15-----------14----------------15----------10----------
G----------14-----------14-------------------14/12/11-------------
D--0---0--------0---0--------0------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------


Guitar Tablature: Chord Progression
November 25th, 2004 | View Post

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Song (c)2003/2004 Kevin Ludlow
This song is exclusively copyrighted by its owner.

From: ludlow@math.utexas.edu

Short Chord Progression. Still a work in progress.
Tempo: Moderately Fast



e-------12--------12--------12--------12-----------12---12--------
B------------10--------13--------10----------------10---10--------
G--------------------------------------------------11---11--------
D---0-----------------------------------------------0---10--------
A---------------------------------------------------0----0--------

e-------12--------12----------------------------------------------
B------------10---------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D---0-------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------

e-------12--------12----------------------------------------------
B------------10---------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D---0-------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------

e-------12--------12----------------------------------------------
B------------10---------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D---0-------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar Tablature: Fast Chord Progression
November 25th, 2004 | View Post

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Song (c)2003/2004 Kevin Ludlow
This song is exclusively copyrighted by its owner.

From: ludlow@math.utexas.edu

Short Chord Progression. Still a work in progress.
Tempo: Moderately Fast


Am F G C B/D E/D G/C
e---0---0---0---0---0-----0-----0---------------------------------
B---1---1---0---1---3-----3-----1---------------------------------
G---2---2---0---0---0-----0-----0---------------------------------
D---2---3---0---2---0-----2-----2---------------------------------
A---0---3---2---3---2-----0-----3---------------------------------
E-------1---3-------------------3---------------------------------


Verse

Am F Am G
e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus

Am F C G
e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------


B/D E/D G/C F G
e---------------------------------------------------------------3-
B---------------------------------------------------------------3-
G---------------------------------------------------------------0-
D---------------------------------------------------------------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------2-
E---------------------------------------------------------------3-



e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar Tablature: Fast Fingerpicking
November 25th, 2004 | View Post

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Song (c)2003/2004 Kevin Ludlow
This song is exclusively copyrighted by its owner.

From: ludlow@math.utexas.edu

Don't know how to explain the beat of this song. It's somewhat classical.
Some fingerpicking and string frailing.

Tempo: Moderately Fast


Measure #1
e-|--------------------0---------------7p0------2-x-2---2---------
B-|-0h2---3---4---5----5-----5--------5---------2-x-2---2---------
G-|-0h2---4---5---6------6-----------6----------2-x-2---2---------
D-|---------------------------------0-----------------------------
A-|---------------0----0---0--------------------------------------
E-|-0-----0---0------------------4-----------2------2---2---------



e---------2---4-5-4-2--2h4p2-----0---0---x-------2---0---|-Repeat-
B--------2-------------------2---0---0---x-------0---0---|-Measure
G-------2------------------------1---1---x-------1---1---|-#1-----
D--------------------------------------------------------|--------
A--------------------------------------------------------|--------
E---2----------------------------0-----------0---0---0---|--------



e---0---0---x---0---2--/--7---7p0---------------------------------
B---0---0---x---0---0---------------------------------------------
G---1---1---x---1---1---------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E---0-----------0---0----(0)--------------------------------------



e-----------x-------5-5--5-----------------x-------5-5--5---------
B---2---2---x-------2-2--2-----2---2---2---x-------2-2--2------2--
G---2---2---x-------2-2--2-----2---2---2---x-------2-2--2------2--
D---2---2----------------------2---2---2--------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E---2-----------2---2-2--2--2------1-----------1---1-1--1---1-----



e-----------x----------------------------4--5--7------------------
B---2---2---x-------2---------------------------------------------
G---2---2---x-------2-----------2h4p2-----------------------------
D---2---2-----------2-------2h4-----------------------------------
A-----------------------2h4-----------2--2--4--5------------------
E---0---0-------0-------------------------------------------------



e---9---9---x-------9-9------10--9--7---7---x------7--5p7--7------
B---0---0---x-------0-0-------0--0--0---0---x------0--0----0------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E---0-------x---0---------0---------0-------x---0-----------------



e---9---9---x-------9-9------10--12~~~~~~~~-----------------------
B---0---0---x-------0-0-------0-----------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E---0-------x---0---------0---------------------------------------



e---9-10---7-9---5-7---4-5---2-4---4/5\4p2p0---4p2p0---4p2p0------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------



e---4p2p0---------------------------------------------------------
B--------4p2p0----------------------------------------------------
G-------------4p2p0-----------------------------------------------
D-------------------4p2p0-----------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

Repeat From Start