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Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

February 15, 3:00 pm PDX time

At the end of this week, I am on the road towards the final project on the Bird Strike issue.  I will be focusing on a video that tells the story, reasons why we should care, and solutions.  I’ve decided to focus on the video because I am working with the City of Portland on getting the video shown at the planning review department’s waiting room.  I am focusing on professionalism, copyright issues, and making the video engaging.  The last couple of days, I’ve been researching how to make documentaries and videos and have reached out to the film department to see if there is a film student who would be interested in working on the video with me.  I have also been reaching out to all my contacts and working on getting copyright permissions.  I am now in contact with a post-BAC documentary film student who has a Bachelors and Master in Biology.  I’ll be discussing the project later today with her.  I’m optimistic that this will be a good fit.

Yesterday we had our mid-term review before Jose headed out for a week.  I presented the Story Board for my video to the class and talked about the current state of the project.  Even though I have been focusing on making the video for architects, the general consensus is that it should be engaging for a general audience and should be kept in the 7 minute range.  One thought to get it at the more professional level is to look into a film grant.  Once I have a better understanding of the skill set of the film student, I’ll determine if we need to be looking into the grant.  My biggest challenge now is how to distill all the information and create an interesting video.  Below is my first pass at the Story Board and timeline.

Story Board – Problem

Story Board – Why Care

Story Board – Solutions

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