I’m working to develop and create a storyboard for the video piece I want to produce for my final project, but I am wondering if the directive and narrative-reflective form of the storyboard. That is, this happens, then this, then this. And that is not the kind of video I want to make, nor does it reflect the way I do my work, so I’m not sure if I should try to conform to the process, that it might make my work better, or if I should just do as I typically do, which is to be a bit more organic in my process, although perhaps less deliberate?
The grammar of our world, and of film, video, and visual arts, is of interest to me. How do I produce and reproduce a syntax that allows for understanding in my audience? Inherent to such inquiries, is whether adhering to such norms of syntax and grammar is what I even want to translate into image. I’m not happy with the storyboard I uploaded here, but I think it is an important start to thinking about how I will realize this piece, even if it doesn’t represent, image-by-image, what it will be.
And that is okay. I want this to be a video of possibilities, of play, because I am trying to explore global feminism and how geographic boundaries impact how we look at what it means to be a feminist, and doing so in a micro-sense. Is that even possible or productive? I’m not sure. I think it might be, in interrogating the synthetic nature of such labels and how they impact the kind of self we present.