Over the next 4 weeks, you will be creating a short video piece in teams of 3-4.
Choose ONE of the following options:
Option A: A 2-4 minute (max) promotional video for an invented object or service. This could be an infomercial, a design fiction, or an instructable.
Option B: A 2-4 minute (max) alternative, speculative, or counterfactual video for an existing thing or service. This could utilize a genre such as documentary, whodunit, commercial, horror trailer, etc.
Your video can be funny, serious, intense, lyrical, informative, wacky, critical, political. Focus on making solid work in which the style reflects your outcomes.
As a team, write a one paragraph synopsis of your idea, and create a storyboard (or sequential photo story), using the types of shots detailed in this guide.
This assignment was made in collaboration with Jackie Liu and Arnab Chakravarty.
Peanut Butter Jelly, Together is an micro-documentary about a ritual that happens every Wednesday afternoon at ITP: the making, the eating, and the magic, of peanut butter jelly sandwiches. This film explores this cultural phenomenon through vignettes of student life, community interviews, and of course, footage of the starring sandwich and its intricate methods of production.