One of the initial steps in getting this project off the ground is the essential element of branding. I’ve been encouraged over the past few weeks in people who are engaging with the ideas I’ve brought forth but there needs to be a wider audience involved.
This isn’t me looking for self promotion but the reason behind it is that people can come with ideas and stories to share. There’s loads of ideas flowing through my mind of how to do this. The power of social media can be so effective but it takes people to “share” so that a wider audience is reached and a better documentary can come out of it.
We are in the midst of coming up with an appropriate website name that will explain simply what the project is about. Also I’m planning on making a logo/animated sequence for the documentary and any video blogs I post up. This is where you come in.
The idea is simple- take one photo and tag me in it. I want to use instagram photos from you guys to make a montage for the project’s logo. The theme of the photos is also quite simple. What defines culture for you? Where you live right now, the lives you live, the activities you take part in clearly define your interests and what you love. In doing so this would define a collective feeling of what culture is.
“All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once! ” Camille Paglia
The reason for using Instagram as a format for doing that has a certain relation to the culture we live in. Instagram is a contemporary form of how culture seems to work. We want to capture moments in life and share it with others. Visually I also find it fascinating how people take a picture and make it personal.
So here we go! Are you ready to embark on the Instagram Challenge? The best way in connecting your photo with me is to tag @aarondingbell when posting the photo. Just to keep things simple.
What should I take photos of? Anything and everything. It could be objects, events, scenery, buildings- something that means something to you. There is no real limitations, except one. I’d prefer not to have photos of people posing, maybe innovative group poses but thats the height of it.
Right, less reading and lets get into action! Get Instagraming and sharing this blog. Be a part of this journey with me and your name will be on the credits of the documentary. Love ya’ll.
An example of an Instagram montage I already created for a CU Event.