Portrait of a UCLA Commuter
A three phase project spaced over three to four weeks of the course. First, record and edit an observational video about an individual's commute between home and UCLA. Second, interview the person on their thoughts about their commute, why they live where they do, the built environment of Southern California, their hopes for the future, and other related topics. Third, integrate the interview into the observational portrait. Videos run between 3 and 5 minutes. Twelve of these portraits entirely shot and edited by students in the class constitute the base material for longer, collectively produced films about commuting issues for campus sustainability groups, local community organizations, and professionals in the fields of urban planning, public health, transit access, and environmental justice.