Posted by whitleyhawkinsnola in Uncategorized on December 11, 2010
Hello everyone! The video, “A Faith” is now up and running. Thank you all for being so patient through out this entire process. I want to thank my friends and family for supporting me along the way, and the people that allowed me to come into their offices and personal space to film and interview them. All you have to do is click on the “videos” tab above, and it will take you right to the video. You can click on the video to enlarge it. However, if you want to see the video in better quality you can go to vimeo.com
Posted by whitleyhawkinsnola in Uncategorized on December 10, 2010
I know you all have been very patient, but I ran out of time with putting the video up today. However, tomorrow the video WILL be up and running. Sorry for any convenience.
Posted by whitleyhawkinsnola in Uncategorized on December 5, 2010
This project has been a very life changing experience. I went to New Orleans knowing only the basics of film, and came back with incredible amount of experience. I find myself more confident behind the camera, conducting interviews, even editing. Now, the big showing for the project is coming up in just a few days. On Thursday December 9th I, along with my fellow peers, will be presenting our projects to friends and family at the Minneapolis Photo Center. The presentations start at 5:30pm, and I’ve never been so nervous in my life. I hope my film is received well, and I get my message across. I hope that other film students find the motivation to go on this trip to test their film skills, and gain an experience of a lifetime.
Hey I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my blog, but since I’ve been back from New Orleans it has been go go go. The entire project is due in about two weeks. We have to edit an eight to twelve-minute film, create a book that discusses the project and the process of our project, and printing two pictures that will be put on display for an exhibition at Dunn Brothers. The process is definitely overwhelming, and I’ve had my breaking moments, but I totally find that this stress that I’m feeling now is going to turn into sheer joy once I finish a great and complete project.
It’s been three days since we first arrived here in New Orleans, and I’ve finally had my first interview. Today I was dropped off at Tulane University to film a student organization called, MSA Tulane. This group is made up of primarily Muslim students coming together to help out and become more involved with their community. Today was their first meeting in quite some time, so they’re starting from the ground up. As well as filming the meeting, I filmed a member of MSA Tulane, and asked him a few questions dealing with Muslim culture and Islamic faith. As well as allowing me to film their meeting and conducting an interview; I was given two locations for mosques in the local area. Now, I just need to get myself over to those locations and film. I’m feeling the pressure of time, but I believe I can get it done.
One of the greatest things that I noticed about this city is its textures. There are so many different textures within the city’s walls. I have seen gritty non-touchable textures, smooth textures, forbidding textures, it’s just a mass collection of textures.
Posted by whitleyhawkinsnola in Uncategorized on September 26, 2010
Finally, after six long weeks of prepping I have finally arrived in the Crescent City. The atmosphere of this place is unlike any other. Everyone in this city seems to know every Louisiana story no matter the age or generation, and the city is absolutely full of history. The buildings look like they were grabbed from a scene in a movie set in 1800’s France, but with a modern twist. The colors of New Orleans is incredible! I have never seen such vibrant colors painted on a house such as: lime green, hot pink, bright purple, and so many more. There is however, a sense of grittiness to the city, but it seems to add to the charm. The grittiness of the city seems to represent its history and strength in staying together no matter what is thrown at it. The people of New Orleans are kind and giving, and I can’t wait to see and learn more.