[In-Class Write/Discussion on Friday AM] Please write a paragraph (or more, preferably) about what resonated with you about Streetwise. What can you learn from watching it? Why do you think I showed you this film in particular? From what/whose perspective or POV is the story told? What is the role of the filmmaker/photographer? In what way is the camera used? What is the style of shooting? What sort of lenses do you think they used? How are the subjects in this film represented? What do you think the relationship was between the filmmakers and subjects? How do you think the filmmaker reached that level of intimacy/transparency? What was the primary role of the filmmaker during production in order to gather and tell the story? How is the narrative of the photo essay that the film came from structured? What sense of conclusion, message, or inquiry are we left with at the end of the photo essay, and now at the end of the film? Examine the effectiveness of technical devices that were used both in production and post-production. (Shooting techniques, camera angles, framing, perspective, etc.).
[Due Friday] Please read my ‘prison bus‘ essay. We’ll discuss it in class tomorrow.
[Due Friday] Write down a few notes in your sketchbook about what you might decide to photograph/reveal about yourself and how you might do so for Project 3: “Self / Reveal”