Identity- Time-Based Sequential
We, the group Smith, are working on a video project based on the theme identity. Our project is a video and therefore digital in presence, the duration is between one and two minutes as a compilation of quick videos of the main characters days.
Working from the position that our identity is influenced by the people and situations we encounter, our project is a play on the old adage ‘a man of many hats’; or masks in our case. Our video has five scenes, home/ alone, family, friends, work, and home again, also alone; beginning with the start of the main character’s day and progressing throughout their daily routine. Each social encounter will be delineated by a color, red for work and stress, blue for the calm felt when around family, yellow for the energy of friends and so on. Our point is to portray the different ways people and events can impact a person. We wanted the video to be universal representationally, but saw adding another character as overly complicating a message that should be simple and to the point. Our video is one character, four events or scenarios, and one message. We chose to do this video because we saw it as the best way to establish a time based sequence of events involving/based on identity. We started with the concept of the masks people wear, coming up with a video concept that ended with the removal of the ‘daily masks’. We vetoed this idea after our mid-point presentation though, agreeing that the removing of the days masks gave the wrong impression. We do not simply put on a face for every encounter so much
as wear a daily persona that is colored and affected by the people and situations around us. At least this is the message we are attempting to portray with this project.
Name: Micah Anderson
Our theme was Identity, and we decided to show how other people and social situations effect the overall day-to-day identity of a person in the form of a video. It describes to the viewer the main character’s everyday life, and how his emotions and outlooks change according to the situations he finds himself in. My experience was overall good, but the time constraints made editing somewhat difficult. If anything, I’d try to situate the amount of time we had better to allow for more in-depth sequential projects.