The main aim of the video self-portrait project was to facilitate understanding. It sought to make students truly aware of the essential nature of storytelling in a visual world where audiovisual communication is more vital than ever before. Not only has it become a way to express ourselves and communicate with each other, audiovisual communication even allows us to understand who we are and frame our everyday interactions with the world.
To tell a story effectively, every communication student needs the tools and techniques which are introduced in this class, building on what they have learned in “Photography and Video Production.” Students acquire this knowledge through deep analysis and a creative, reflective approach. By putting together their own audiovisual pieces, they learn to both read and write with images and sounds in order to tell their story.