Research Method: Videography
In the videography I’ve taken, I’ve been employing various strategies. In choosing a cinema verite approach, or fly-on-the-wall, where I try to remain as invisible as possible, I can try to capture what is candidly happening around me at the moment. Sometimes I choose a documentary mode, which is very quick and like a moving snapshot. This is effective whenever something arises from the improvisation of the group and I just need to quickly record something of it, not quite knowing what I’ll get or how things are framed. Another way I use videography is to purposefully try to record social activity through my framing of the site itself, i.e., the building or gardens or the rooms.