All Too Well (Chloe’s Version): Chloe Little Creates Remake of the Taylor Swift classic for Special Topics Course
Second-year STUdent Chloe Little has put her own spin on Taylor Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film.
The Communications and Public Policy and Sociology student from Rexton, NB, submitted a shot-for-shot remake of the 13-minute film, which she titled All Too Well (Chloe’s Version), as her final project for COPP 3063: Communications and Taylor Swift.
“Dr. Gillies said he was open to more creative ideas for our final project and one of my favourite Taylor Swift projects was All Too Well: The Short Film, so I thought it would be a fun challenge to recreate the masterpiece myself,” Little said.
“Communications has a lot to do with media and I wanted to bring that side of things to life with this project.”
Little enlisted the help of friends and fellow STUdents Jasmine Warrington and David Armstrong to star in the film and directed and edited the piece herself. It took three days of filming—most of which was done at Odell Park or on campus—and one full day of editing to pull the project together.
The most impressive part—the film was captured on an iPhone and edited on an iPad.
“David and Jasmine are not actors or Fine Arts students, and neither am I. It took us about an hour to get the fight scene alone, but I’m so proud of what we were able to do,” Little said.
Having analyzed and discussed All Too Well: The Short Film in class, Dr. Gillies was impressed by Little’s ability to take those themes and re-purpose them in a remake.
“For a student to take an iPhone and re-create a cultural phenomenon like Taylor Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film is a great example of how imaginative and creative STU students can be,” he said.
“Chloe’s project is a fantastic incorporation of some of the communications and media skills we encourage and work to develop in Communications and Public Policy and the new interdisciplinary major in Digital Media and Creative Arts.”
COPP 3063: Communications and Taylor Swift was a special topics course, which Little said provided the freedom she needed to harness her creative side.
“In a special topics course there is often more freedom to have fun with your projects, while still taking them seriously,” she said. “I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity to express my creative abilities.”
You can watch All Too Well (Chloe’s Version) here.