ENGL 3084: Final Visual Narrative and Documentary

McGee, Visual Narrative Earlier in the semester we worked on visual narratives and it was fun! I had the chance to go down memory lane and talk about my move from Denver back home to the DMV. I’m glad to be back home and I don’t really miss Colorado too much. Here is my visual narrative called “The Urban Nomad.” Be sure to check out the PDF and let me know your thoughts! Below is also the final documentary about my brother Jamile McGee and his life after So You Think You Can Dance. I had a great time filming … Continue reading ENGL 3084: Final Visual Narrative and Documentary

Reflective Post: Up Close and Personal with Life After Reality TV

While working on my rough draft of my documentary about life after reality television, I realized that there weren’t many documentaries on this subject. Throughout the course of my documentary I’ve had the position as an insider on my subject. Over the years I’ve seen my brother’s career rise and dealt with the “So You Think You Can Dance?” obsession from outsiders. I can recall so many encounters with people obsessed with SYTYCD and individuals who were hungry to have their 15 minutes of fame. It’s sad to see how many people are willing to do anything in order to … Continue reading Reflective Post: Up Close and Personal with Life After Reality TV

Reflective Post: Life After Reality Television

As I approach the final two weeks of summer classes, I’ve begun preparation for my documentary. I’ve chosen to do a documentary about my brother Jamile McGee and his life after being on “So You Think You Can Dance?” In 2005 he wowed audiences with his amazing dances moves on the first season of SYTYCD and six years later he has a wife, a passion for choreography, and a dream to live a stable yet exciting life. I found this subject interesting because many people over the years have always asked me about his career and what it’s like having … Continue reading Reflective Post: Life After Reality Television

Reflective Blog Post:The Genre of Documentary

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 … Continue reading Reflective Blog Post:The Genre of Documentary

Scripted Lives: Do I Really Care?

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my friggin gosh! Heidi Montag has a new reality show coming on Vh1 and it’s going to be….wait, why do I care? Apparently there is this buzz going around that Heidi has yet another reality show she is going to star in and it’s big news to some people. It’s not news to me because I don’t care. It’s like those people on Facebook who update their status and say “Just ate a burrito” or how about this one” Goodnight Facebook”. Do I really care if you ate a burrito? Unless it was … Continue reading Scripted Lives: Do I Really Care?