The Creative Process: 100 Writers – Interviews & Portraits of the World’s Leading Authors
Inspiring Students – Encouraging Reading - Connecting through Stories
The Creative Process exhibition is traveling to universities and museums. The Creative Process exhibition consists of interviews with over 100 esteemed writers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tobias Wolff, Richard Ford, Junot Díaz, Marie Darrieussecq, Michel Faber, T.C. Boyle, Jay McInerney, George Saunders, Geoff Dyer, Dave Eggers, Etgar Keret, Douglas Kennedy, Sam Lipsyte, and Yiyun Li, among others. Artist and interviewer: Mia Funk.
SUGGESTION FOR VISUAL STYLE OF SHORT VIDEO: OLD MOVIE, BLACK & WHITE, CLASSIC i.e. MAKING USE OF SHADOWS TO CREATE IMAGES THAT HAVE MYSTERY AND ARE TIMELESS*
Primarily photos can be used. This allows for easier editing by student and film/art editor. Ken Burns effects can be added for movement. This is also because some sections of the story are only 1 or 2 seconds long, so movement might not be required.
You may also make short videos of your assigned clip, particularly for segments which indicate movement, i.e. discussing a character's smile quote text.
Or for segments that last longer than 1 or 2 seconds.
Once you have set up your shot, you can also take both photos and videos on your smart phone of your assigned text. That way we'll have a choice of using your video or photo. Please send between 5 and 12 photos. They should be variations on the same shot, maybe from different angles, etc. Or if you had two ideas for your segment, you can submit both allowing us to choose or maybe include both. If you take a video of your segment. If your segment is 4 seconds, please send between 6 and 12 seconds of footage, allowing us to fade in and fade out and select the best section.
* When we receive your photos/videos, we may also put it through an editing filter or adjust elements which adds to the classic look of the film.
Text is part of this short film concept. The idea is that through your images, the text comes to life.
So we invite students to spell out parts of the text, either whole sentences or just words as part of their image. Like this:
You can also just concentrate on your image. In which case the text may be subtly superimposed or incorporated into your photo/video by the art director. Like this: