Last three weeks I had limited time to work on my senior project due to the early action application deadlines that really stressed me out in a way.
However, a big portion of my book was still done.
-I had and interview to talk about my senior project. Interview then was posted on a school news page. Full interview: http://blogs.ross.org/news/2015/11/06/senior-project-elizaveta-kotovas-inspiring-stories-in-self/
-I was able to schedule another 4 interviews. Due to the bad weather outside I was not able to photograph 2 of the participants.
-All audio interviews were recorded and are about to be edited.
-I am now up to 8 interviews out of 30. It is no good but no bad either.
-I got a program for editing my book as I collect more interviews.
-Most of the people are going to be interviewed over Thanksgiving break; however, there are some that will have to be shot after the break.
Past week was not that productive because of the early action deadline for most schools.
What was done:
-Interviews 3,4,5 scheduled on November 3rd, 4th and 5th.
-The list of people for interview was edited.
-Started “the try out interviews” to choose from before putting the book together.
-Met with my mentor everyday for over 2 hours each time.
-Chose faculty member to grade my work.
Pictures shot over the week: 50
Progress report from 10.23.15:
-Another interview scheduled
-Another interview (#3 with Malik Bassnight) was completed
-The pictures were approved by my mentor
-One picture was chosen and photoshoped
-The reshooting of interview #2 (Shane McCann) – approved picture
-Audio recording- 15 minutes
Week #2 photo count: 110 photos
So far my senior project was going good and met deadlines.
The list of things that were done so far
- Writing down 5 questions for each interview to a total of 150 questions for 30 people
- Scheduling 4 first interviews
- Taking the interview of monk Tenza about how he became a monk and what is his definition of “soul”
- Taking 60 pictures – Choosing 1- Photoshopping 1- Printing out as sample
- Practicing photography skills by taking over 300 portraits
- Taking second interview
- Taking 34 pictures- Choosing 5- Photoshopping 3- Being unsatisfied
- Taking another 73 pictures- Choosing 7- Photoshopping- Being unsatisfied
- Scheduling second interview for the 3rd time
- Recording 42 minutes of voice tape- Typing it on a Word Document- Revising and Putting it into 1 paragraph summary
Overall # of pictures taken: over 500
Successful interviews: 1 out of 30
Personal reflection: even though going back and forth shooting the same person is one of the obstacles, overall inspiration to do this project is still really high.