intro to documentary production
I overall like how my video turned out. Of course, that could be because it was the first time I've watched some of my Nicaragua footage while putting it together. I have such an emotional connection to every part of the video that it makes it hard for me to not love watching it and remembering. Since I was out of town during the viewing in class, I didn't get an audience response to my video. I did send it to my friends from the trip and they liked it a lot and are excited for me to start piecing together a longer film from the 143 video clips I shot on the trip.
The brainstorming for this was really easy because I knew way ahead of time that I wanted to use footage from my trip for some kind of class project. Actually putting it together was a bit harder, mainly because of the time limit. There were so many other things I wanted to include, but I wanted to pick videos that would reflect the entire span of the trip and flow together in a way that I liked.
My favorite aspect of making work so far is being able to go out and film things that I'm interested in or that I care about. I feel more personally invested in the projects I have made recently and I really want that to carry on into the future. In future projects, I am excited to go deeper into other things I am passionate about and explore them in ways I haven't gotten the chance to yet.