Every term I do a Come i-Walk With Me event. I gather up anyone at Lane CC who wants to shoot media and make a digital story. For example, last Fal 2012, we descended upon the “Thrillah” flash mob dance event in downtown Eugene.
This Spring 2013 term, we went to the Lane-sponsored Wildflower Show at a local urban wilderness, Mt. Pisgah. This is the video I made.
I struggle with how to organize “event footage” to tell a story. I am not trying to be a documentarian; I am too much a poet. But also, something in me feels it is cheating a bit to just set media to music, even though in this case, it was the music of the band that was playing (the great local GEO 4!).
This most excellent term is coming to end, and even though I am teaching this summer, it is a reduced load and all online. I plan to take the time to just stop and THINK my way through all the questions I have about my own definitions of and artistic trajectory through this new world of digital storytelling.
Enough navel-gazing narration: on with the show!