Mid Term Feedback:
Good camera angles and shoot
Tell more of your story of how you became a dj.
Final Critique Feedback
Story—especially the story of going from analog to digital
Add in the beat juggling
Less information (story)
Suggestions more still photos
Add more footage
The idea the team developed for introduction of the video is to have DaSoulMan do a live scratch DJ intro using turntables and laptop.
For the conclusion was to state the purpose of the film, using the narrator, and end with lil DaSoulMan playing around on the turntables.
Records story line will follow DJ DaSoulMan's career as a DJ. In the beginning we will introduce DaSoulMan and show a few testimonies of past clients/patrons of DaSoulMan’s party or work. We will also give you a background on which DaSoulMan was as a kid and how he fell in love with music and got into DJ’n. The story will continue with DaSoulMan and his life from childhood through adulthood. DaSoulMan will discuss his perception of the analog DJ world and the digital DJ world.
DaSoulMan is the main character
Conflict Affects Story
Analog vs Digital DJ’n will be the main conflict within the story. Also we will highlight the differences within audio formats, examples: MP3, Wave, AIFF, etc. Additionally, we will look at how music was made in the analog world vs the digital world.
How music, music production, access to the consumer, and the art of DJ’n has evolved from analog to digital.
The inciting Incident will be DaSoulMan doing a DJ set using vinyl records and Digital Vinyl System (DVS). Show the actual difference between audio formats.
At present the only potential issue we foresee running into will be how to fit so much information in so little time.
RECORDS is a short Documentry about DJ DaSoulMan's perspective of an Analog DJ sustaining in a Digital world. DaSoulMan started DJ in 1985 when he was about 13 years old. At that time, DJ's only tools were two turntables, a mixer, Film is about DaSoulMan getting started in the industry during the analog era and transitioning and staying relevant in the digital era.
Showcase technologies of music format, social media, PA/Sound Equipment, and equipment needed to actually DJ. We will explore the option on telling the story from the beginning of DaSoulMan’s career.
Approaches: Participatory/Interactive, Reflexive, Observational, Performative
Obligatory: Show the different between using vinyl and mp3s
State your CORE CONCEPT at the top in one or two sentences. What is this project about? Is there a core question guiding the project? Is there a conflict or some unusual point you are looking at? What’s your P.O.V. or special angle?
Discuss the access you have to make your project viable. Person, place, thing?
Discuss your project in terms of your TOPIC as a background for a STORY. This is the hard part, and will likely take the most development. Story concepts will be a focus of your final project in the class. What story do you wish to tell? If you don’t know yet, how do you think a story will emerge from your research?
Name each person involved, tell us who they are and why they are important to your project. Tell us how we will get to know them. Are there acknowledged experts? Looking ahead to your project a documentary short, it is typical to have a main person at the heart of your project.
Name the location(s) at the heart of your project. Give us addresses, tell us why these places are important.
Is your project about an object, idea or cultural phenomenon? Describe it and tell us how it relates to the people involved in your project. You might have a topic about a game (video or otherwise), a tool, a social media related topic, an event or a meetup group. Tell us what it is.
Does your topic have a history? Current event? An event you wish to attend? Tell us about it and why it is important. How does time play a role in your topic?
Time is an important story element as well. Is there a period of time important to your topic/main character? A period of transition or change? How do you think of past/present/future in relation to possible story elements?
Tell us who your key audience is and why they will care about your project. Instead of saying “this is for everyone”, specify your demographic: tell us about other similar projects, movies, websites, online channels, movements, communities, etc.
Tell us how you will approach your project. What style do you wish to use? What will your role be? Regarding ACCESS, are there practical obstacles to consider?
Why are you interested in the project and why should your audience be interested? Why does this project need to exist?