For this class’s final project, I’ve enthusiastically decided to go with the second option of creating a video. The main focus of the video will be myself being interviewed (in the same manner that the subjects where interviewed in the UP! Series) by someone you can’t see (a close friend of mine).
I will include my friends and family and speak on our relationships but I won’t actually interview them.
Some of the subjects I will cover:
-What experiences in life have led you to where you are now?
-What’s most important to you in life right now? Why?
-What drives you in life and what do you ultimately want to accomplish?
-What is your relationship like with your immediate family and why?
-Who are your friends and why?
-Why and what are you studying at St Johns? Why are you in school?
-What do you want to be “when you grow up?”
-Where are you living? What neighborhood, what city, with whom? Why?
-Where do you want to be at 28 and 35?
-Girlfriend? Why or why not?
I really want to focus on this critical time in my life: after the Marine Corps, before my career, this whole college thing. Where I am in life. What drives me? Where I want to go in life. What do I ultimately want to accomplish? I think it will be interesting to look back at this in 10, 15, 20 years and see if I succeeded in doing what I wanted to do. I’m going to try to ask similar questions to the ones asked in the UP! Series.
Besides me actually sitting down and being interviewed, I will show scenes of my neighborhood, the city, (and explain why they’re so important to me), my family being my family, my friends being my friends and me out and about doing things I do on a regular basis.
I will really only predict my life and not make predictions on much else. I will start this project by getting together with my friends that are going to interview me and map out or let them come up with questions. From there we will film the actual interview segment. After that, I will go around with a camera filming clips I want to add into the interview until the videos ready.
The introduction will be a few short clips of: me and my friends out partying/drinking, me at the gym, my with my mom, my dad, then from there I will transition in the interview, my city, my neighborhood, etc.