In class we’ve been talking about a Chinese artist named Ai Weiwei (pictured above) who uses the internet in ways I’ve been talking about this whole semester.
PBS did a special on Ai Weiwei that you can watch here which really highlights a lot of the ways he’s used social media for a positive impact on his community, but I’d like to touch briefly on how the video made me think in a new way.
So about two weeks ago I recorded an update video saying I would be interviewing a cinematographer, Steve Marshall, about the influence of the internet on him personally and his work. He was incredibly open and gracious and got back to me almost right away.
Before watching the interview, I’d like to give you some background information on the man behind the camera, so to speak. He’s been a cinematographer for over five years now and has won Best Student Cinematographer at the Kodak Awards. He’s worked on over 25 projects including music videos, commercials, short films, and feature films.
Here you can see a showreel of his work:
As I said before, he’s been so helpful and good about getting back to me, and I’m so very excited to share this interview with you all.
Have you ever wondered how people get into contact with their favorite celebrities or you just want to know how to approach them? Here are some tips on how to do so.
In the beginning of the semester in my webapps class, we talked about something that people play in theatre classes called the “yes, and?” improv game. It’s simpler for me to show you rather than tell you what it is, so here’s a short video that explains it perfectly and simply –
So you must be wondering – what on earth does this have to do with the positive view on the internet? It’s just another step in the process of creating a positive experience for yourself. Once you open yourself up to new opportunities, you’ll be seeing a new side of the internet that you haven’t before.
But he’s an important person, so at least someone significant is hurting my feelings.