Whittlesea City Council has started a community video project that invites people to share their quarantine experience creatively.
One shot at a time encourages people to get out their phones, or switch on their video cameras, and document their own pandemic journey while also playing a part to tell the wider community’s story.
Council will provide a daily theme to run over four weeks and participants will be asked to film one clip a day, ranging from 5 to 30 seconds.
At the end of lockdown Cinematographer and Director David Franjic will compile everyone’s video submissions into a large showpiece community film.
Mr Franjic has worked in film, television and video content for 20 years. He was the 2019 Tropfest Winner for Best Cinematography and the recipient of five Australian Cinematography Society Awards.
“Whether it’s shot on a phone camera, DSLR or more expensive video camera is irrelevant- your voice and your style are what really matter,” Mr Franjic said.
“I think honesty and authenticity is what we are most looking for in your videos- so be expressive, open and curious and the rest should follow.
“I’m really looking forward to taking part in this myself- having a daily theme is going to make the whole experience more adaptive and more spontaneous.”
City of Whittlesea Festival and Events Co-ordinator John Fleming said the project was like a video diary where the community could see the world through another person’s eyes.
“We want to see whatever you are drawn to, wherever your eye leads you,” Mr Fleming said.
“I’m really looking forward to finding lots of different textures in my environment. Whether it’s a crack in a concrete path at my home, or the bark of a small tree, or some insects flying around a window.
“It’s the micro and the macro level of our lives. For this reason we need as many people as possible to take part – to give the breadth of experiences.
“Individually we play a part, together we write the story.”