People were not happy at the voting precinct i went to. can’t blame them, though. it was a mess, and the people in charge were not prepared for the they got. That’s a good thing probably, since it means more people are interested in politics than was previously expected.
shame on me—no good video light yet, so the outside interviews were REALLY dark and crappy. i recently got the okay from Jim (DL business mgr) to order some stuff we need, and video light will be among that (plus a new camera, that actually takes eternal mic input!)
As if that it’s possible to cover the whole issue in 2 minutes — or for that matter, any issue. I guess that’s why I like still-photos. You don’t need to cover every facet of an issue, like is sometimes expected in video for some reason. With stills, you just need to make one frame, encapsulating the event, a defining moment, a substantial emotion from an issue and so on. Maybe the best thing we can do with video is NOT treat it like TV, but to bring the same attitudes from still photography to it, like the importance of personal experience, the using of one moment to elaborate on many more…ok done rambling.
SO, this video was fun to make. My ideal project is one utilizing stills for the above uses, and video mixed in for interviews, or other video-ee moments. Using the structure of an audio slideshow, I think you can express much more in a shorter amount of time than video because of the use of good photography. Well, there’s some decent photos mixed in this video, and i think it goes far to add a sense of atmosphere and rhythm. I guess that’s kind of like the idea of “montage” (old-school) in film.
Well this is the first part of the series on the NM Dem. Caucus we’re doing. Interesting stuff, but I wish there was more time to work on projects. As it is, I kind of have a flexible schedule going, as far as deadlines and so forth, as long as the video’s up before morning. woohoo. Sunrises galore.
As I get faster at production though (in theory), I’ll have more time to work on interviews and shooting and stuff.
Sebastian Pais Iriart, interviewed here, is an interesting guy. I first shot him doing a capoeira demo for a foreign language day thing. Then I say him at a protest, dressed up in an orange jumpsuit and mask (i’ll try to find the photo, but it didn’t run anywhere), giving an interview for Univisìon. Then he was ASUNM president for awhile. Busy guy.