A. THE MULTI-MEDIA WORLD
B. THE END OF DIVISION BETWEEN PRINT AND AUDIO-VISUAL
C. HOW TO PUT LITERACY INTO PRACTICE?
II. STARTING POINT: THE SOCIAL IMAGE
“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.” — Guy Debord
“The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images.”
Translation: You are not just presenting “reality”; you are constructing “reality” through the negotiation of the audio-visual by 1) your subject 2) you 3) your audience
III. POLITICS ON TV: “REALITY” AND NEGOTIATION
A. THE STATEMENT
B. THE DEBATE
C. THE CONVENTION SPEECH
IV. POLITICS, VIDEO, AND THE “SOCIAL ACTOR”
“The degree to which individuals represent themselves to others…[They] retain the capacity to act within the historical arena where they perform.”
V. DIRECT ADDRESS: FROM LEADERS TO ALL OF US
Parkland student Sarah Chadwick is clapping back at the NRA with this incredible video pic.twitter.com/vIglWnfzLH
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 11, 2018
VI. THE INTERVIEW: OPEN OR HIERARCHICAL?
“This form raises ethical questions of its own: interviews are a form of hierarchical discourse deriving from the unequal distribution of power, as in the confessional and the interrogation. How is the inherently hierarchical structure of the form handled?”
A. THE BUDDIES
B. THE CONFESSIONAL
C. THE INTERROGATION
VII. THE EVENT
A. THE CENTRE OF “REALITY”
B. BUT MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES/MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS
C. A GEOLOCATION/VERIFICATION SOLUTION?
D. AND WHAT IF THERE IS NO RECORD OF THE EVENT?
VIII. THE POWER OF EDITING
A. JUXTAPOSITION AND OVERLAY
B. NARRATION AND MUSIC
IX. CONCLUSION: CONTROLLING THE “DYNAMIC”