Kenopsia - 3 Minute Cut

A student finds himself trapped in the halls of his high school and terrorized by someone eerily familiar.

Kenopsia was filmed by the Desert Christian High School Digital Media Production class as a final project for the 2015-2016 school year. The film was shot on a Canon T5i and an iPhone 6s Plus. Sound was captured with a Røde VideoMic Pro and a Zoom H4n. The film was edited on DaVinci Resolve 12 and Adobe Premier CC, with all of the color correction and effects editing done on DaVinci Resolve 12.

  • Garritt Hampton
    Interstellar, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex
  • Cody Q. Hart
  • James Haws
  • Jacob Popp
  • Geoffrey Kerr
  • Noah Smith
  • James Haws
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Action
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Garritt Hampton

An entertainment industry polymath, Garritt Hampton started out as a musician, but quickly moved into the studio to work as a engineer, and producer. He was a founding partner of Sibling Records and Right Turn Media.

After several years in the music business, Garritt made a hard left turn into the movie industry. He worked as a motion control technician on some of the biggest movies and television shows of the past decade.

In 2015, Garritt was tasked with launching the Digital Media Production program at Desert Christian Schools in Lancaster, California. Offered to high school and middle school students, the program allows students to produce original content while learning real-world methods.

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Director Statement

Thank you for viewing our film. It was a joy seeing my students learn so much as they created it. This film is truly an exercise in economy. The whole budget for the film was spent on a few black and white copies for the posters at the end of the hall. The film was shot on a Canon T5i and an iPhone 6s Plus, and edited on the free version of DaVinci Resolve. It is proof that you don't need huge budgets to tell good stories in film.