Graph Theory Video
For an open-ended assignment in my first semester studio class, I chose to explain the mathematical field of graph theory through video.
Because I chose to talk about a discipline that uses everyday words in very different and specific ways, I spent a lot of time refining the voice over. I tested rough drafts of the video with voice over several times with my classmates and with strangers to make sure my points weren't being missed.
Equally important was choosing visuals that help make concrete the words my voice over says at each point in the narrative. I thought at first that animation would work best for my topic, but later hit upon the idea of drawing diagrams and images as I spoke.
Early storyboards used a random placement of dots, houses, people, and computers to express multiplicity. However, the inconsistency in visual form wasn't so appealing to viewers. Ultimately, I chose to use the same layout for my three very different examples, which helped my viewers see the consistency among them.
I'm happy with the results of the video, since it was my first experience shooting video with a DSLR and editing audio and video with the Adobe suite. In the future, I'd like to record cleaner audio and figure out a better way to light my images.