My final for photojournalism is a project I’ve been working on here and there since May. About my dad, my family, land, home, coal, West Virginia, etc. Maybe a giant sprawl of a mess but I narrowed it down for this project and here is the final product. For the purposes of this assignment we had to have a large number of still photographs. I like some of them but I am also thinking of re-editing to make it better.
My favorite project so far:
These Hills from Heather Hendricks on Vimeo.
Final project for multimedia. I’ve been working on it for weeks. Did the audio twice and it could still use work. I was rushed in editing so not one color correction was done. But still… I’m really happy with the outcome. I had a fantastic subject that was super easy to film and it was fun just getting to know her. Danielle Mathis, seamstress/fashion designer. I still have a way to go with filming, editing, audio, etc. But one step at a time.
The Seamstress from Heather Hendricks on Vimeo.
Busy busy life over here. From the election to fashion to babies to video documentaries, if I’m not running around as a restaurant hostess, I’m out shooting or doing my best to edit. Social life? Not this girl.
Second project in Multimedia – team up with a classmate, interview them and let them interview you. Just sos we know what it feels like to have that devil of a lens pointed at our faces while we try to whittle down the essences of ourselves for the entire world to see.
But I think it turned out pretty ok for the limitations we had. We had no audio recorder so the audio sounds like it was recorded in a can. We did the whole project after I had worked all day and was feeling sick. No excuses, I know. I’m just sayin.
My partner was Marcie Cabarga.
The videos without further ado:
Our first video assignment of the semester in Multimedia was to create a montage of images that tell a story. There can be no dialogue, but voice-overs or narration is ok. We had two weeks to get footage and a week to edit.
I chose my favorite poem in the whole wide world – maybe slightly cliche or overdone but whatever – Pablo Neruda’s ‘Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines’. I found some music that went beautifully with it. I shot around my house and neighborhood during a two day downpour. Appropriate mood, I thought. My muse and friend, Chrissie Larkin, came into work the day before I was going to try shooting the story; I had no actor; it was fate. She agreed to meet me the next day and came over. We shot. She was beautiful. I edited. I love it.
I think I’m going to continue working on it, because I love it for real.
Here’s the first draft:
One more image from the photo shoot with Louis the French Bulldog: