After receiving feedback on my visual narrative, I decided to stick with the theme of urban nomads for our upcoming assignment. The next project in my English 3084 class is a Multimedia Documentary. I’ve never had the chance to work on a documentary, but I’ve always had this desire to film one.
The genre of Multimedia Documentary is an innovative outlet for creative expression. Documentaries allow you to take a simple concept and expand on it through various perspectives. The usage of multimedia allows the creator to carefully and critically use multiple elements of media to convey a message. If executed properly, a multimedia documentary can literally change someone’s train of thought and viewpoint on a certain topic.
I’ve personally always been a huge fan of documentaries and since the addition of Netflix Instant Streaming on my Ps3; I’ve been able to watch an immense amount of thought provoking documentaries. Documentaries are an important genre in film due to their ability to reach national audience. I have the option of traveling the world and experiencing another lifestyle without having to leave the comfort of my home. Of course, I am a huge fan of traveling and experiencing other cultures; but documentaries are a powerful and educational insight into topics that may be foreign to my daily happenings.
This week in out Multimedia Composition class, I had the chance to view some documentaries produced by students at the University of Colorado (the school I attend.) It was amazing seeing how much information can be packed into a small amount of time. The documentaries were concise and informational, as well as inspirational. It’s important for everyone to find an outlet for their beliefs and passion in life. Whether it’s through art, music, film, dance, writing, and other forms of creative expression; it’s important that you express how viewpoints on life.
I’m looking forward to begin working on my Multimedia Documentary and exploring the concept of life after reality television. I think it’s important that people realize what life is like after being a reality television sensation and a multimedia documentary is the best way to shed light on this topic. I plan on watching some more documentaries this weekend on Netflix and hopefully gaining more inspiration.
- Reflective Blog Post: The Visual Narrative (thinksoul25.com)