Dynamics of audiovisual recycling
This audiovisual collage project is an integral part of the course Palmar Alvarez-Blanco designed, titled “Capitalism, Culture, and Commons.” If it is not capitalism, then what is it?
Audiovisual Collage to Better Understand the Commons
This course uses all of the content that composes the Constellation of the Commons (CC). This project serves to work with the concept of the Commons in a direct dialogue with interviews of its communities of practice. If you want to replicate it, all you have to do is follow the steps written in this guide and see the examples that the students in the course have produced.
A. What this audiovisual workshop consists of/ the practice of collective intelligence.
In this workshop, we are going to learn how to tell a narrative in an audiovisual format while putting into practice two frequent practices of the Commons: audiovisual montage and collective thinking, or, sharing the knowledge that each of us contributes to our own communities. It is an opportunity to explore the practices and concepts of the CC using another language and methodology to represent them.
B. What are we going to create?
We will create video that will serve as a social reflection and will be published in the digital commons (Constellation of the Commons). Each audiovisual piece will illustrate a theme that intersects with the Commons based on the interviews that we will study in the course/are part of the CC. As part of this exercise, we will support our ideas by including images (free of copyright) that will help us illustrate what we are trying to communicate. Each group will create their own video, and at the end, we will add the four pieces together to produce a small documentary that we will view altogether.
C. Who comprises this “community of practice?”
We are going to divide ourselves into four groups of three, and each group will be a “community of practice.” Within each unit, we will divide the work based on the skills of each person. Each group should meet weekly on their own to think about the project and complete the assigned tasks for each step. Within each group, the work will be divided into various profiles:
- Editor, the creative profile: will coordinate the group and propose ideas for the script
- Script writer, the investigative profile: will search for materials within the archive
- Production, the technical profile (arranging the video)
D. When will we meet?
- Formal class time (refer to the calendar)
- Individually or during office hours for groups
E. When should we start working?
- From the first day of class, we will start brainstorming based on the interviews and the topics we are studying in class.
F. Step by step guide of the process:
Examples of classroom work