I think that my project has developed quite a bit since I came up with my concept. Having to reorganise my schedule and work in short notice and rather close to our project deadline also makes me reconsider what I can do for the final broadcast. I’ll first begin by sharing some materials that I currently have with me:
- Screen recordings, which are made over the course of the semester.
- Periscope recordings of my workshop here.
- Video recordings of my thoughts.
- Video recordings of my workshop.
For my final broadcast, I propose to have a prerecorded video instead. This video will be a montage of the various footage I filmed with the different methods. In addition, I will include a “live” footage of my workshop on Thursday. Class ends at 1pm (8pm Singapore time), and perhaps my “live” stream can come into the class broadcast a little later depending on how I can share the video.
I would definitely include the prerecorded video as I feel that some of the footage I’ve collected over the semester gives a clearer picture of how I work, and I don’t want the footage to go to waste. What I would like the video to communicate as well is also how my work process transits when I leave Singapore on short notice, and I feel this is particularly a key thing about my concept that I would like to highlight: about private vs public, about how documenting the process is, for me, a meditative journey that allows me to collect my thoughts and achieve some inner stability. Having to make sudden adjustments to my own schedule, reorganising the way I work, while trying to settle into a new place are all contributing factors that will affect my process. I feel that experiencing this at this point of the project also helps to express my concept better than ever, in a more genuine way.
Here’s a test video I made of my first day at the workshop.
It’s so great to see how you are sharing your experience in Berlin, it looks like you are exactly where you need to be at this stage of your work. So it seems as though you are thinking of shifting from sharing the process of making, to sharing the process of living and learning and researching? And are you planning to add a live narrative component as a voiceover? It wasn’t really clear to me what the live component would be exactly.
I would encourage you to consider adhering as much as possible to capture the working process, which I think was so interesting in your earlier experiments.
Perhaps it would be helpful if we can find time to Skype to discuss exactly what you will present for the final project, since it is still continuing to evolve. You could actually do that tonight during our rehearsal, and we can test the Skype connection at the same time. How does that sound? Send me an email letting me know what time you would like to Skype in so I can schedule it. If the Skype connection works properly, it can of course be rebroadcast via Wirecast.