This week we shared our I Believe videos. They were all interesting and even though we all went off the same rubric and basic video format they were all significantly different and conveyed different feelings. Some were more flashy and sad than others and it was nice to look into people's minds for a second and see what was there, even though I may barely know them. Most of my classmates are, yes, people I see everyday but not people I actually know. And I enjoyed getting a new perspective of them. This week we also started thinking about our Pecha Kucha project. To be honest I'm a little scared for this project. The books I read applied to my starting question but not as much as I had wanted. It's mostly just in the background and there wasn't any kind of clear cut answer. I'm hoping I'll get more of the picture when I write my one page essay.
This week I started with recording my dad for 3 minutes about what he believes. It was an interesting experience. I had mentioned it to him a few days prior and he had said he would do it. Over the next few days I would remind him and ask if he has a story and finally 3 days later, the night I needed it recorded, he had thought of something just on the spot. Not even a minute later he ssat down and told his little story. It was cool seeing him be able to do that without writing anything down or thinking too hard about it. But 3 minutes and 19 seconds later he was done, getting it perfect on the first try with it sounding great. IT was a lot more like a conversation than the "I Believe" project that I had done earlier this year. I think mine would have maybe have been a little better than it was if I had done it like my dad had. I really enjoyed listening to him and am almost done making the video to it. I think this is a pretty fun project that is really nice when you record someone else.
This week we focused mostly on our "I Believe" project. Since I Have already done this though I am doing A "You believe" of sorts. Where I choose someone to interview and record their story of how they came to believe something. I've chosen to either do my mom or dad and am excited to hear what their story will be.
With preparing to do this project we've watched a few "I Believe" videos from people in previous classes. They were all very inspirational and I think this is a cool project to do. It gets you out of your comfort zone a little bit and makes you get to know your'e classmates a little better as you get a glimpse of why they are who they are today.
With project I think i'll be able to get to know my parents a little better and be able to improve my video editing skills. I think it's really fun to edit the videos and make them fit the story being told. It's actually my favorite part of this project and I wish I had the chance to do more projects like this.