Digital manipulation it is not nowadays stuff, it has been used before. One of the first examples of digital manipulation is a cover from National Geographic magazine, they moved the mountains in order to fit the cover.
We read the explanations of the decision of the AP of firing Contreras. Does it seem to be the accurate punishment? It is really polemic!
As we can see in the diagrams in todays slides, currently there is a new paradigm. If you look at the current one the negative aspect is that its unfiltered, but if you think about it, it is also a good point and a bad point from the previous paradigm.
Now there is a need to question the true, because people with internet are publicising themselves.
We all have to work with the true in our projects. Amateur photographers are spontaneous and immediate, its reactive is quick and trusty. After this part of the lecture, you obviously start to think about how are you gonna manage the true in your own project. In my case, I think that if I choose the pictures with kids, or with people, it might reflect the spirit of Canalside Community Food, but it will definitely not represent the true of my visits there. I mean, I have been going every week of February and at the moment I had seen that quiet lonely and quiet. It is normal as it is winter, and its really cold and full of mud, so most of people just go and pick up the vegetables. Nevertheless, if I show just that with my images I wouldn’t be honest either, because I will be representing just the opposite of what Canalside Community Food is. It is in fact a community and its main idea is to share time with people around land. I guess I am going to try to show both sides. Catch both moments. I am going to adopt kind of a documentary attitude, try to look for more social moments, and also shoot what I see when I arrive.
Here is the trailer of paranormal activity
Paranormal activity really tries to add some verisimilitude: the camera is moving, its no static, you really believe you are in fact there. Those techniques encourage the audience to believe us… That’s why I dont think that shaky shots would be necessarily a big deal in my film. My idea from the very beginning with this project is to make it in a documentary style so I dont really care if it seems a bit home made. I mean, I am trying to get really involve with this community, to get confidence with them and get myself moving with the camera around as anyone else.