agenda :: 3/10

video warm-up: more advice from ira glass on storytelling :: (good taste :: 5:20) and (two pitfalls :: 2:46)
screening: exit through the gift shop :: banksy is perhaps the most infamous street artist in the world, and no one really knows who he is. which is even more surprising that he would produce and appear in a documentary! it’s partially about banksy and other street artists, but the videographer, thierry, becomes an important character in this documentary as well -thierry captures, and maybe even causes, the moment at which street art sells out and joins the “art world”. there’s a lot to learn from this one. in part, it shows one “filmmaker’s” commitment to capturing fleeting events on video and literally become a partner in crime with his subject – he’s fully immersed with his subject. also, a cautionary tale of what not do to when pretending to make a movie.
independent work/meetings: you’re free to do whatever you need for your project during this time, but use your time wisely. work towards the goals set forward in your pre-production journal, and begin piecing it all together if you have not yet. gather footage for a rough draft. next week we’ll be moving from production into post-production, so by the end of this week your footage gathering should be in full swing, should ideally be finished by the end of next week. remember your due dates for the module 2 project screenings will be when we come back from spring break – leave yourself time to edit and get a jump on it.

homework:

  • thursday’s class will be an independent work day. you have two choices: you can 1) come to class as usual and meet with me for 10-15 minutes to talk in person about your project, then be on your way or 2) use the time according to your needs, but fill me in about what you did in a 250 word blog post. it’s up to you, but i am here to help!
  • read barry hampe’s “visual evidence”, available on e-reserve
  • respond to this reading by writing 2 paragraphs that a) defines “visual evidence” according to hampe, and b) explains what visual evidence you are gathering for your project and how it is useful in telling your subject’s story. due on your blog by wednesday, 11:59 pm
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