Fresnel

A behind-the-scenes look at Grand Haven's historic lighthouses, and the group of volunteers dedicated to saving them.

  • Tanner Hamilton
    Director
  • Bri Fall
    Director
  • Abi Bair
    Director
  • Dave Karpin
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Pat McGinnis
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Cindy Crane
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Director of Photography
  • Bri Fall
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Tanner Hamilton
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Grand Valley State University
  • NATAS Michigan Student Production Awards
    Southfield, MI
    United States
    April 24, 2022
    College Non-Fiction - Long Form
  • Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    February 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Grand Valley State University FVP Fall 2021 Showcase
    Grand Rapids, MI
    United States
    December 16, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tanner Hamilton, Bri Fall, Abi Bair

Tanner Hamilton, Bri Fall, and Abi Bair are film students at Grand Valley State University. They are lovers of history and community, and have enjoyed telling the story of this historic structure and the people invested in its survival.

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Director Statement

This film was created as part of Grand Valley State University's Documentary Production 1 class, but it grew to be so much more than a class assignment. We forged relationships, experimented with new technology, and had a wonderful time exploring the historic lighthouses of Grand Haven, Michigan. We hope you enjoy the film.