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