3.17.2008

Building anticipation

This video about a new apartment complex for homeless people in Collin County was my second attempt at a before-and-after approach. I interviewed each subject one month before they got the keys to their new apartments, then returned for move-in day. While editing, I tried to reflect a sense of anticipation in the first half while building toward the climatic conclusion in the second half. I took the same approach last summer with this video, when I shadowed a fourth-grade teacher as she prepared her classroom for a new school year. Does it work?

1 comment:

Joe said...

The documentary has evolved over the years.