Monday, April 26, 2010

Filming and Writing and Pictures Oh My!

Hey all, this is just post to update our readers on what Smash has been up to lately. We have been busy finishing up the filming of our Legacy Garden project. As well we have done quite a bit more filming for our Day in the Life project. While we probably have enough film to complete the Day in the Life project, we are hoping to shoot more minor footage to supplement, this additional footage may include interviews with subjects. Speaking of interviews, our group has completed all major interviews for our three projects, the two mentioned above and our Flick the Switch project. Lastly in terms of film, our group has completed all of our photography for our three projects, you can view many of these photos below. Our team has also submitted three of our book entries for our projects. With the semester's end nearing, our team is working hard to keep up on all of the work that is due while still trying to enjoy the learning experience that accompanies.

Until next time,


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Natural Resources, Filming the Legacy Garden, and other SMASH Shenanigans

Hey There!
So SMASH has been pretty busy over the past week, on Friday I went out and filmed for our natural resources project which is a video on the progress that the legacy garden has made so far. The relation I want to make to what we have learned in class so far is what Coles suggests in his "Doing Documentary Work" that there is really no possible way for us as documentarians to be completely objective about a film or any documentary work that we might be doing...for example, by filming the garden I am only giving one perspective to the viewer and only through one lens. Besides filming interviews with students and Julie Welch, I enjoyed filming b-roll the most because I got to use my artistic and creative side. In addition to filming the garden I also filmed an interview with Deliah who works for food services in Cafe Louis, from this part I wanted to bring up the importance of having relationships with our subjects, I have gotten to know Deliah throughout the year because I get my daily cup of joe from her, and she has helped me with learning Spanish, so the importance of establishing relationships is crucial.
Below you will see a few pictures from the shoot that day!

More to come soon...

Damaris Nielsen

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Project Proposal!

Project Proposal for TEAM “SMASH”

I. Natural Resources

I.a. Topic: SMC Legacy Garden

I.b. Plan of Approach: Cycle of Produce, OR History

I.c. Possible interviewees: Julie Welch, Sodexo workers (ie Matt Carol), Damaris

I.d. Visual opportunities: Work in the garden, “behind the scenes” of sodexo, quick history shots

I.e. Audio opportunities: Damaris

I.f. Obstacles and the plan to over come them: Weather, garden needs to be ideal- we will have to plan accordingly.

I.g. Schedule: *already planned (post rain?)


II. Human Resources

II.a. Topic: 3 days, 3 lives

II.b. Plan of Approach: Veronica, Fernando, and landscapee*

II.c. Possible interviewees: “ “ “ “

II.d. Visual opportunities: Home, family, transportation, work, etc

II.e. Audio opportunities: Damaris

II.f. Obstacles and the plan to over come them: Respect comfort, develop relationship, how to get home environment footage without crossing, language barrier.

II.g. Schedule: *already planned


III. Water

III.a. Topic: “Sourcing” Water & Sewage lines over lap (EBMUDD)

III.b. Plan of Approach: Expose the problem, where’s supply origin?

III.c. Possible interviewees: Campus facilities, students

III.d. Visual opportunities: Dani’s waterfall :) brita filter/other alternatives

III.e. Audio opportunities: Damaris

III.f. Obstacles and the plan to over come them: ?

III.g. Schedule: TBA *post rain




IV. Energy

IV.a. Topic: “Flick the switch”

IV.b. Plan of Approach: What is it? what’s the benefits? what happened? Peak hours of energy waste? (* shawny has the website)

IV.c. Possible interviewees: Jessie, students

IV.d. Visual opportunities: ?

IV.e. Audio opportunities: Damaris

IV.f. Obstacles and the plan to over come them: Visual opportunities

IV.g. Schedule: TBA


V. Waste

V.a. Topic: “Dumpster Dump” (how students handle waste)

V.b. Plan of Approach: Dumpster dump at the townhouses- trash on top a tarp

V.c. Possible interviewees: Workers, students

V.d. Visual opportunities: The amount of trash (in the middle of townhouses)

V.e. Audio opportunities: Damaris, party sounds in the background

V.f. Obstacles and the plan to over come them: ?

V.g. Schedule: TBA