I kept thinking that an idea was going to come to me for this assignment (“Audio Story in Three Parts:Three different perspectives on a single subject; Three components necessary in completing a single tale, etc.”), and it didn’t. In the end, Paty and I decided to get through the creative block by collabing. Since we had both used up a lot of time waiting for that perfect idea to come, we were little pressed to find participants. So, we decided I would just meet up with her and her roommate at her apartment, record a conversation, and then reedit it.
HOWEVER, when we got to her apartment, it was just the two of us. After a couple hours of making prank calls (which we thought would go better…. but was more like: prank call fail…well, actually Paty was pretty good at holding it together in subsequent attempts) we decided that, however fun, it wasn’t really the right direction.
Then thankfully, Paty’s roommate Dinorah came home, and made a skype call to her friend Mara. The four of us did end up having (and thankfully recording) a conversation for about 45 minutes. Which was great! I still am getting to know Paty and have only met Dinorah once, and had neve met Mara (and technically still have never met Mara), so we had a lot to talk about.
The conversation was about forty-five minutes in the end, and not very cohesive as a piece (obviously). So, as a challange, Paty and I decided that we would try to distill it down to something else, each making our own edits. I gave myself the extra constraint of editing it down to 1 minute.
The first one, I made kind of as a joke but I think sounds beautiful. This is 45 minutes in a minute:
This one I “took more seriously”:(with yet another constraint added on, because as it turns out I am addicted to constraints): conversation supercut
I planned on making a third one (or more? or not? I can’t think of anything not as a serial project) but the second one took way longer than I anticipated and it’s quite late now!
At one point, we all decided to draw some cartoon characters and guess what the other was drawing.
My favorite, absolute favorite part of the night was when we all tried to guess Dinorah’s. I hope Paty includes that part in her edit so I get to relive it again. It was Dinorah’s idea to do the guessing, ahhhahahaha.