A Cultural Combination – final video project

27 04 2010

No matter where you are from, traditional dance is a sort of art form that can bring people together. What is even more interesting is the combination of two cultures coming together. Arabic dance and Irish dance are both complete with fancy footwork and quick feet. Here the two cultures are brought together to form one dance.


The Power of Video

26 04 2010

In response to Herbert Zettl’s “Video Basics 3” Chapter 5.

Up to this point, our entire projects have consisted of photography and writing. Now it is time to get a little more creative. What I learned from the video reading assignment is that taking video can be as interesting and creative as you want it to be.

Creating a new angle or a new look can make the everyday interview looking incredibly engaging. Rather than shooting someone head on at medium length away, why not shoot from a corner of the room at a different height? There are so many options.

I had never capture a lot of video before, but since working on this project I have found myself bringing my flip camera with me everywhere just I case I can get a good clip. You never know when you will need to capture something.

What I liked about the videotext was that they gave you all sorts of information and tips as well. It was a great article.

New video added!

8 04 2010

For the beginning our of video project, the first video has been uploaded to Video, Interviews, & Audio. Check it out at the link.

It is the completed performance of the OAS dancers at International Fiesta at the University at Buffalo. The music is great, the lighting is pretty cool, and the dancing speaks for itself.