I had a helpful hangout with my tutor about the work for assignment 5.
He was happy with my research and input into the exercises.
We spent most of the time discussing assignment 5. His main comment / criticism was that I had not explained why I had made the video, what precipitated making it and how I felt about it. He, like me, thought it was a little long but agreed that this was probably unavoidable. He suggested that I alter the beginning and the end of the video to to give a more personal connection to it, possibly including images of the piles of photos that I was faced with! I am working on this at present. I also need to think of a title.
My tutor also suggested that I should look at references to use of archives within the work up of the video. He gave me 3 helpful references which I have looked at; Michael Abrams – Welcome to Springfield, Daniel Meadows – Digital Stories and Jim Goldberg – Gene. I have managed to find 2 other photographers that have used family archives in their work; Alexia Webster – Tracing Lives and Catherine Panebianco .
We then discussed the assessment process and he gave advice about keeping everything concise and making a clear reflection/ artists statement.
With thanks to Chris for his helpful input over the extended time of IAP.