Final Project ideas

  • Louise and Jocelynne: Falconworks, Reg Flowers documentary –
    • Theater of the oppressed pedagogy;
    • Interviews –
    • Structure – make a “radio cut” – just the story first since that’s central and then think about the video
    • TODAY: radio cut
  • Dan: group portrait of the people in my life. It’s about me but I’m not in it. Music video
  • Naomi: Visual poem about community art works here, in my hometown, and in Mexico
  • Tamsin and Nina: fictional piece that is self reflexive about the documentary making process, e.g. emotional exploitation, storytelling techniques etc.
    • at idea stage: what is the point of documentary anyway? Want to complicate traditional practices of doc making
    • building on Prof. Juhasz’s manifesto, interested in production of truth, e.g. student life vs CUNY promotional videos
    • Structure: have a script;
    • HW: read Herzog, Minnesota declaration?? https://walkerart.org/magazine/minnesota-declaration-truth-documentary-cinema
    • TODAY: write a script!
  • Mahalia: autobiographical doc about my cat’s day and how it parallels (or not) my day
    • have footage – yay!
    • need day footage, but have night footage
    • work on structure and story
    • two cats, both sides of personality – needs voiceover
    • TODAY: draft voiceover
  • Nick: poem about aunt
  • Ken: footage of view from my window  over  a year+
    • have all the footage – yay!
    • develop an arc, a story, a structure
    • GOAL: park as a living thing, time scale is different from that of the humans
    • STRUCTURE:
      • keep as is;
      • structure by other elements beside time; breath, rhythm.
      • vary duration of shots; cross dissolve with people
      • richer audio, sweeten sound mix
  • Allison: pod 1 walking tour, footage of the LES and photos AND/OR more postcard style. split screen
    • location planning:
    • structure: nytime archive of what a place looked like then and now – something similar, but where.
      • Split-screen: past/present; photo/video; switch up the sides
    • Story: ??
    • TODAY: look up photos from archive; decide on locations; logic of selection (modern, prominent buildings and past) fort greene? Nytimes, every building on every