Multiple Perspective Video
Make a video that explores a phenomenon or type of phenomena from multiple perspectives. Use one or both of these questions to guide your work:
How is a certain event or type of event interpreted differently by different witnesses?
What can a change in visual perspective/distance reveal or conceal?
1. Try to keep it between 3 and 5 minutes.
2. Think specific: (Don't make a video about presidents, make it about Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Don't make a video about natural disasters, make it about animals that are picked up by tornadoes and then put down unharmed.)
3. Think simple: use what is right in front of you, and try to discover something interesting in it.
4. Try new things: Don't try to recreate the look/feel/structure of a TV show or Hollywood film. Use the camera or the footage to look for details that show your subject matter in ways that you've never seen before.
5. No music unless you played it yourself.
6. Use some non-diegetic sounds (that is, sound which was not recorded during the image it accompanies.) See Wikipedia for definition of Diegesis (particularly, look at the section about film.)
Step 1: Shoot, animate, or collect* footage (Due March 24)
Step 2: Edit a rough-cut version (Due March 31)
Step 3: Edit a final-cut version (Due April 7)
*if you use found footage, please provide me with citations of your sources