Seeing / by Katie Edmonds

seeing Together

Directed Looking, Directing Looking

 

Steps of Looking

  • Look alone.
  • Discuss.
  • Look together.
  • Move.

How to Look

Establishing Shot

 This establishing shot of a mural provides some great detail about the context and circumstances of how the image was produced. We can see how unique this feature is in the context, from the panorama glitch we see that the image was not shot by a professional, on the left side of the frame we see a field notebook, and on the right we see another participant in the act of shooting with her phone.

This establishing shot of a mural provides some great detail about the context and circumstances of how the image was produced. We can see how unique this feature is in the context, from the panorama glitch we see that the image was not shot by a professional, on the left side of the frame we see a field notebook, and on the right we see another participant in the act of shooting with her phone.

 

Medium Shot

 This is what we we would see if we were walking by the mural on a nice day. The cars give us a sense of scale, and the street shows where we are physically situation in relation to relative to the topic.

This is what we we would see if we were walking by the mural on a nice day. The cars give us a sense of scale, and the street shows where we are physically situation in relation to relative to the topic.

 

Close Up Shot

 This close up reveals details of the image topic, and is contained within a frame chosen by the image creator. Out of all the features of this mural she chose to have us look at this train of change. We see the color of the past, the namelessness of the present, and the bright, streamlined presentation of the future.

This close up reveals details of the image topic, and is contained within a frame chosen by the image creator. Out of all the features of this mural she chose to have us look at this train of change. We see the color of the past, the namelessness of the present, and the bright, streamlined presentation of the future.

This shot series was created by a team of three young people investigating Pitkin Ave. in Brooklyn. They identified this mural as uplifting, and walk us through their intent and choices in the clip below.