Assignment #7

Saturday, August 12, 2006

On your last day, Daniel, hardly a Filter has a word to say.

You have to figure out your final assignment on your own based on what the viewers have provided on the wiki and the blog comments.

Assignment #6

Thursday, August 10, 2006

WHAT: Daniel, throughout this trip, you have been a tourist, a guest, an outsider. Today, you are a local. Trick us into believing that you are a local. Tell us a story about your history.

TECHNICAL RESTRICTION: Keep the camera moving. Nothing static. Speak French with subtitles as necessary.

Assignment #5

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

WHERE: On a train, headed for Montreal

WHAT: Daniel, it’s time to bare your soul. Tell us what you’re afraid of. Show us what you’re afraid of. Let us feel your fear.

TECHNICAL LIMITATION: Unedited, raw footage (title and credits but that’s all). Cinema verité. Also, no “looking out the window” shots.

Assignment #4

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

WHERE: Toronto

WHAT: Today, Daniel, you can only shoot footage within a one block radius of where you’re staying. Show us the neighbourhood. Interact with the locals. You must include this interaction in the video.

TECHNICAL RESTRICTION: Absolutely no tripod. Only existing sounds. No voiceovers. No text.

Assignment #3

Monday, August 7, 2006

Make ’em laugh, make ’em laugh.

WHAT: For today’s assignment, Daniel will attempt to make us laugh with his comedy stylings.
TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS: No closeups. Only wide shots, please.

Assignment #2

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Day two:

WHERE: Niagra Falls

WHAT: What is it like to be a child at Niagra Falls? Children are your audience. Show us from a child’s point of view.

TECHNICAL RESTRICTION: In light of Daniel’s broken video camera, we have decided that the technical challenge today will be managing to post a video at all. Therefore, Daniel, you’re technical challenge is to produce a video today regardless of whether or not you have an operational camera. Good luck!

Assignment #1

Sunday, August 6, 2006

WHERE: departs New York (La Guardia) at 7:59am.
-arrives in Buffalo NY 9:20am
-from there, Daniel takes a bus trip across to Niagra Falls (ticket can be bought at the site, giving Daniel time to stop for food or look around a bit
-Once in Niagra Falls, he will be staying at the Best Western Fireside, within walking distance of major attractions

WHAT: Make a video about journeys, transportation, dislocation, confusion. This one is all about departures and arrivals.

TECHNICAL RESTRICTION: Tell the story out of order. No voice over, no overlaid text.