Friday, June 19, 2015

Post-Travel Classes and Documentary Work

The students on the 2015 Navajo Oral History Project are continuing to work on their documentary films. After nearly three weeks in the field interviewing Navajo elders and gathering photos and b-roll video, the students are hard at work on refining and editing their projects.

In several post-travel ITV classes, they review the drafts of their films and accept constructive feedback from classmates, then make even more edits.

Three ITV classes were held this week (June 15-19). Next week the students will work on their projects all week, with an eye toward viewing a final draft on Friday, June 26.

In the end, the projects will be burned to DVDs to give to the featured elders and their families. Then, the films will be premiered at receptions in mid-September at both Winona State University and Diné College.

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