In class we watched six Steve Hartman “Everybody Has A Story” videos. We choose two stories to connect to a method called "Hey, You, See, So" storytelling. "Hey, You, See, So" structure: Hey- Attention (Hook). You- Viewer’s relation to the topic. See- Two or three facts. So- Why do they care?
I enjoyed watching these videos because of the heartwarming stories. I also enjoyed them because I learned more about the process of delivering facts and emotion in stories.
Story One: "Soul Food."
Hey- The hook is Suzanne Lee's appearance and house. Shows setting and gives background.
You- Shows family connection and her relationship with her children. Shows her way of giving back to the community with her food.
See- Shows her refrigerators. Shows people that eat at her home.
So- Shows the importance of character and giving.
Overall this video is amazing. The way Steve connects with the character is wonderful. He includes humor as well as emotion. Suzanne also has a bright, energetic personality.
Story Two: "The animal Odd Couple"
Hey- The hook is the elephant itself. We see and hear about the statuary.
You- The relation is the two animals as unlikely friends. Shows true connection between different species. Includes that many people have odd friends.
See- Shows the interactions the pals have. Explains the dynamic of the sanctuary.
So- Inclusion and unique friendships.
This story is spectacular as well. The subject is amazing and unique. Again, Steve inspires joy and understanding through his story.
I enjoyed creating the interview project because I learned how to conduct a purposeful interview and learned new skills on filming. I filmed my father and it was nice to learn more about him and the things he's experienced. I had some difficulties after my interview because I had to edit a 16 minute video down to five minutes. A few things I learned from the interview process are composition, framing, and sound. I also learned how to ask meaningful questions that give complex answers. I enjoyed helping my classmates with their projects. I would love to continue to do interviews and learn more.
I am a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I enjoy making and staring in videos I create in class and out of class. I work hard in my contributions to the art of videography. I am passionate in my efforts to inform others and inspire many.