Still, besides what could be called a “narrow” focus on climate concerns, there were other applicable things I was able to pick up on; there was one particular expert panelist who’s work caught my interest.
Jaret Pescott is a documentary filmmaker who had a vision for emphasizing (what he considers) the most critical branches of global warming through an array of perspectives. His latest piece, Disruption, is already on the Internet—for free. Apparently, in his case, purpose comes before capital--which was cool. But, besides my keen curiosity in the creation process of a film itself, it was his sincerity when he shared some of his personal struggles that felt the most relevant.
How can you share an idea powerfully and move an audience
when it feels like It's "already been told"?
But here's why I brought this up in the first place:
But, just like the director mentioned, the key in producing is not focusing necessarily in attaining the “perfect image”, but rather the wholesomeness and originality of the content. In this case, content is priority; after all, that’s where the genuine reflection, the voice, and the personal growth as a student come in. And, once my outline was done, the reason why it didn’t satisfy me was clearly because it didn’t have enough of if.
It clicked: I was indisputably bored with my own story because I wasn’t doing anything new; I wasn’t innovating within the topic of reputation just like Jareth at first didn’t know how to innovate within the topic of climate change. And because this is the third time we do a POL on who we are as IA students I’ve realized it’s easy to fall into what we consider is producing a “quality” key note, checking things like quotes, studies, evidence, and a casual anecdote off the list.
But I don't want to simply give another presentation.
So, I’ve decided that the next step I’m taking is (just like I repetitively heard in the Clima talks) following the three R’s. But wait. Don’t assume I’m crazy right away, I don’t mean it in the sense of what they regularly stand for; Instead, I’ve got to Reread, Rethink, and Redesign the content of my whole outline. I’ve got to turn the words I hastily typed up, into having true meaning. I have to rethink all of it, and I’ve got to do it quick! Because, if there’s another thing I was able to connect to from Jareth Pescott’s talk, it is certainly that storytelling has release deadlineZ, and ours—tense/exciting as it might sound--is just few weeks away.