Writing With Video Reflection

Over the past several days I have been reflecting on my progress in Joseph Squier’s Writing with Video course. The class is one of my favorites at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as it promotes daily engagement with creativity alongside the video-making research process.

This semester re-engaging with photography and art/video-making has been a transformative pleasure. By taking a closer look at my daily life through photography I feel more aware of both research and personal processes/happenings.

For our next project I would like to examine the context of the artist-teacher at UIUC by interviewing art education Professor Jorge Lucero and PhD student Jeff Horwat. This project was inspired by my previous video of PhD candidate and artist-teacher Susan Livingston. This time around I would like to focus more on developing technical finesse with sound and learn to loop sound over images. I will also be more careful about the environment subjects are interviewed in, as the art education graduate student office is not the most aesthetically desirable environment for video. (Ha!)

Here’s an idea. How about allowing art education graduate students to take studio classes for credit? Aren’t we supposed to be artists after all? I feel like we are just scratching the creative surface with the Writing with Video course and more time/curriculum is needed.


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