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Dillon P.

Queens, NY

During class, a young man imagines the infinite possibilities of identity. Video, sound, and animation are playfully woven together to create a layered exploration of gender, cultural expression, and racial stereotypes.

Role Call, 4.3 out of 5 based on 333 ratings

79 Comments

Comment no 1.

It was edited very well. very creative exploration of identities.

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 2:55 pm by joseph

Comment no 2.

soooo dank.
thank you guys for reminding me how beautiful human creativity can be.
best of luck.

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm by andrew rodriguez

Comment no 3.

Awesome video! Amazing job guys!

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm by Ting Chen

Comment no 4.

This is an excellent video, which clearly show cases the different cultures we experience in the US, and our interactions with one another.

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm by Franklin Liranzo

Comment no 5.

What an Awesome VIdeo! Very Creative, hope it wins

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm by Alex Jervis

Comment no 6.

Fantastic Job!

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm by Alex Taveras

Comment no 7.

Interesante como una persona puede cambiar con facilidad

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm by Yohis

Comment no 8.

LOVE IT! What a a lot of work! Amazing he was able to pull off so many “looks” and he embodied all of them so well.

Wow. Great work Dillon and team! Good Luck! I hope you win. 5 stars from me that’s for sure!

Bonnie Gaztambide
Toronto, Canada

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm by Bonnie Gaztambide

Comment no 9.

LOVED IT AND THINK IT IS MILES AHEAD OF THE OTHER SUBMISSIONS. VERY PROFESSIONAL LOOKING – COOL

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm by Thomas Whitehill

Comment no 10.

great concept i love this video!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:01 am by johanna reynoso

Comment no 11.

great video

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:02 am by jay mercado

Comment no 12.

Fantastic!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:24 am by shayna

Comment no 13.

5 starz~

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 1:19 am by Kai

Comment no 14.

awesome! good luck!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 8:57 am by Casey Inch

Comment no 15.

I love it!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 10:29 am by Tania

Comment no 16.

Very creative!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:01 am by virginia benayoun

Comment no 17.

You have my vote.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:11 am by Rene

Comment no 18.

Phenomenal work! I wish every student in the land had a chance to explore work like this. What would it take to imagine public schooling as a place where such approaches to understanding culture were central to every student’s experience? A revolution indeed. Thanks for this amazing work.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:39 am by Ruben Gaztambide

Comment no 19.

Loved it!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:59 am by claire

Comment no 20.

great video, very creative… i loved it.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm by Dennise

Comment no 21.

Great job, looked like a lot of hard work but it paid off.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm by John Taveras

Comment no 22.

Loved this video. Am going to share this link with friends and family.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm by June

Comment no 23.

Excellent video, very creative. A+++++

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm by Sandra Aquino

Comment no 24.

ohhhhhhhhh yeahhhhh baby! thats whats up! >:) veryyyy creative, this really shows what the world is made of! amazing people, great cultures, AND HEY! WHAT A SEXY MODEL! THIS IS FIHS! <3

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm by SUSANITA SALDARRIAGA :)

Comment no 25.

I love the video so cool how they show different cultures 5 stars

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm by Dani

Comment no 26.

Great!!! Love. It

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm by Kristina

Comment no 27.

Awesome video. Congrats !!!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm by John Taveras

Comment no 28.

Cool movie! Fun to watch, fun to identify with, fun to consider, fun sound track.

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm by gina

Comment no 29.

amazing!!
I’m telling everyone!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 8:00 am by jennie

Comment no 30.

Gender stereotype: many women in subservient roles to one man–over and over and over. And the drag is played for laughs… What about those stereotypes? It’s a mile wide and an inch deep.

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 10:22 am by Allentown

Comment no 31.

Playful view of all of the possibility for forming one’s own identity with an underlying comment on the superficiality of perceiving who someone is through their appearance alone. We all find ways to express who we are by the way we present ourselves outwardly to the world. However, we have also all felt the limits of people’s perceptions and the judgement that often follows. The quick changes speak to how quickly those perceptions are formed AND to how, regardless of those expressions or perceptions, we are who we are underneath it all. Concise, playful, lovely and universal.

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 11:14 am by Lindsey Wolkowicz

Comment no 32.

En algunos casos escojemos ser alguien como jugador de tennis por ejemplo pero en otros solo es parte de nuestro destino y no lo escojemos. Asi es de que por esa razon debemos tratar de aceptamos como somos y ser mas tolerantes el uno del otro. Que hermoso video. Los felicito!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm by Jessica Ponce Zepeda

Comment no 33.

Awrsome video! This represents the diversity of our communitie. Very well put together!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm by elaine crespo

Comment no 34.

Really wonderful, great ideas and yes all of you are this land, this country and this people. Point made in such a creative way.

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm by Karen R

Comment no 35.

great job guys!!!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm by MarKo M

Comment no 36.

In response to Allentown (comment #30)… I think during adolescence, the ability to imagine yourself in myriad ways is critical to personal and identity development. Yes, stereotype and masquerade play a role in this type of fantasizing, but I think that too is pretty damn deep. As a high school teacher, I am proud of any student who can step out of the norm to engage in self-questioning and identity “play.” It is a bold and radical move when everyone is trying to not be noticed for being different. Thanks for engaging in the critique and raising questions!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm by Dillon

Comment no 37.

Well done!! I am so proud of all of you!!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm by Korina

Comment no 38.

Muy bien realizado!!!

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm by maria ugaz

Comment no 39.

Great job

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm by Yohis

Comment no 40.

Unique .., great imagination .. Well done..!

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 9:44 am by Hernan c

Comment no 41.

great imagination .. Unique.. Well done..!

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 9:46 am by Hernan c

Comment no 42.

entertaining

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm by ewan

Comment no 43.

AWESOME Video! Expresses a diversity of different cultures, it was such a great idea I am so proud of you guys !

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm by Mitzi S.

Comment no 44.

Brilliant, outstanding!!!!

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm by h. gillespie

Comment no 45.

I congratulate the whole group who worked in this project. It is good to know how big is the creation and imagination you guys have. Y que viva la diversidad.!!!!

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm by Luz Munoz

Comment no 46.

Wow! Congratulations to all of you! I hope you win!

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 5:11 pm by Michele

Comment no 47.

You guys rock! You did an awesome job!!!!

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm by Patricia

Comment no 48.

awesome and filled with creativity……

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm by marie pinckney

Comment no 49.

This is so impressive! Congratulations, and hope you win!

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm by Katy G.

Comment no 50.

Transforming!

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm by Lily

Comment no 51.

Really impressive exploration of deep issues. Very successful — funny, thoughtful and clever.

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm by Elaine C.

Comment no 52.

So many changes, so much work! I congratulate this team on their effort and excellent results.

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 2:00 am by Caron Lee Cohen

Comment no 53.

Fantastic! What a beautifully done, and beautifully edited, piece. Congratulations to the team.

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 8:49 am by Bonnie Donohue

Comment no 54.

This is wonderful…sending love and luck!
V

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm by Victoria

Comment no 55.

Wonderful project, really engaging video!! Congratulations to all who had a hand in producing this very original piece with all of its insight into our constructed identities. We are who we are thanks to our moms and dads and the ancestors; thanks to our own self-realization, which always takes place in the sometimes blind, sometimes generous world that imposes its own definitions of who we are. And thanks for a great portrayal of the diversity of cultures and personalities that make life so rich.

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm by Brian Drolet

Comment no 56.

This is amazing. Loved it!!!

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm by Barbara

Comment no 57.

Thanks for approaching the subject with humor, fun, and good technique.

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm by Ben Collins

Comment no 58.

This was amazing – both for the production quality and the ideas built into it. Your choice of images, music and pacing were so well orchestrated! This is proof that Art not only entertains, but it can deliver important messages as well. Thumbs up to you all!

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm by Grace Raffaele

Comment no 59.

Excellent!!!!!

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm by William Lee

Comment no 60.

Brilliant!!!

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 10:35 am by Paula Josa-Jones

Comment no 61.

Beautiful video–so creative and well executed. I loved the use of the different types of music!

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm by Daria Witt

Comment no 62.

I could have watched this for another ten minutes–great identity ideas & costumes–great concept for the film! Thanks

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm by Marianna Houston

Comment no 63.

Bellisimo!

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm by Mambo Love

Comment no 64.

Very impressive work! Hope you take home the crown good stuff!

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm by Kevin L

Comment no 65.

Thoroughly enjoyed this! Well done.

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm by Ana Fontanills

Comment no 66.

Interesting point of view about diversity. Excellent video

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm by Peruanisimo

Comment no 67.

Fantastic video all-around!

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm by Kate Hermsdorfer

Comment no 68.

This costume and posture choices kept surprising me– well done!

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 11:06 pm by Leah Siepel

Comment no 69.

This was fantastic!

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:26 am by Amber

Comment no 70.

well done cousin … your explorations were perfect for all identities, you were very creative, is an excellent video …..

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm by antonio

Comment no 71.

Nicely conceived, and really well-done: highly informative and entertaining, this video led me to further questions:
- Adopting a persona involves not only costume/makeup changes, but shifts in body language and eye contact (i.e., interaction with the camera).
How aware was the performer of these posture/facial changes?
With each persona, is he playing a stereotype, or an identity seen as valid?
What is the specific attitude of each persona to the camera?
(e.g., exhibitionistic, supplicant, avoidant, ashamed, demure, flirtatious, etc.)

Thanks very much for this excellent work!

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm by peter e.

Comment no 72.

Beautiful and relevant, instructive in a gentle fashion and it challenges vitriol.

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm by mary

Comment no 73.

OMG this video is amazing suchs as Great work congrats to all of you guys …and this.is how F.I.H.S. do it ….my vote got this video ….!!!:) suerte

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm by kerly

Comment no 74.

amaziing video !! good job congrats!!

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm by Miishu Mendez

Comment no 75.

Did you write sound bites close to the actual songs or did you use bits from real songs?

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm by Tom

Comment no 76.

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Comment no 77.

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Comment no 78.

So glad this won! love, Love, LOVE it!

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 11:18 am by Sunita S. Mukhi

Comment no 79.

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