Beginning And Ending

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We decided to start the movie with audio of someone spray spraypainting immediately followed by audio of our first interviewee over b-roll of people tagging local businesses and streets. Next we introduce the recent explosion of graffiti in the east bay using news clips. For the ending, we used segments from our interviews to summarize and conclude their individual standpoints on this situation as well as restating our core concept.

Feedback Response

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Heres a few comments that were given during the rough/final critique of our documentary piece “Creative Destruction”.

-What Purdey says adds a lot

-SNORT contradicts himself

-Keep audio of muralist talking but b-roll it

-Explain what artist, tagger, writer, muralist, bombing are

-Subtitles for Gizmo and Snort at night

-Have snort spray out title

-Its all lumped together

-Show example of each type of art

-Cut it short

-Include that its happening now more

-What does it mean

-Show making art

-Play contradictions stronger and try to tie back

-Where’s the epidemic?

-Ambiguity

-Graffiti artists have no appologies

-Disguise soft Purdey interview with B-roll

-Sort out technical problems

-Needs more country music

The feedback received during the preview was beneficial in creating the final documentary piece . We took everybody’s comments into consideration and using their constructive criticism we adapted our story to what is has become today.

Interview Questions

SNORT:
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-Why do you write?

-What inspired you to start painting?

-How long have you been painting?

-Who is The Deegs?

-What will change in the graffiti scene in the next ten years?

-What do you think of people tagging murals?

-What do you think of murals?

-Do you have anything to say about how the city deals with tags (how a business has to paint over (buff) the tag within two weeks or else they must pay a 300 dollar fine to the city)?

Wendy:
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-Who are you and what do you do?

-Why do you have murals and graffiti pieces on your property (trucks and walls)?

-How often do your murals get tagged?

-What do you think of people tagging murals?

-Do you have anything to say about how the city deals with tags (how a business has to paint over (buff) the tag within two weeks or else they must pay a 300 dollar fine to the city)?

-What do you personally think of graffiti?

Purdey:
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-Who are you and what do you do?

-What kind of people paint on your walls?

-More specifically, what kind of artists paint on your walls?

-Why do you let people paint on your walls?

-What do you think of people tagging on murals?

-Do your murals ever get tagged?

-Do you have anything to say about how the city deals with tags (how a business has to paint over (buff) the tag within two weeks or else they must pay a 300 dollar fine to the city)?

Local Muralist:
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-How do you feel about people tagging on Murals?

-How do you think murals are beneficial?

Gizmo:
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How do you feel about graffiti in West Oakland?

So what to expect?

With this movie we plan to approach graffiti with an open mind and willing to hear out both sides of the party before coming to any conclusions. Were going to use a collection of interview footage along with various images of local art. Were going to film on location more live action painting, wether its legal or not. There seems to be a shadow surrounding this art form so hopefully this film will help shed a little light in a dark area.

Creative Destruction Update

So last week I pitched my idea to the class for my documentary project and I was blessed to have it chosen! Over the next 8 weeks I will continue to update my blog with interviews, photographs, and whatever I feel pertinent to the project! Thank you so much to everybody who voted for me, you guys are awesome! See everybody in LMW21091211_10151802775926672_1640223968_o

skate or die

In Alameda, theres a constant battle it seems between the city maintenance and the locals seeing who can tag, and buff out the most tags at the skatepark. I think everytime I come here theres a new tag with the old one right next to it painted over.
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