Wednesday, September 24, 2008

An exercise.

The girls have been busy working on Undercover and we have had a lot of meetings over the past few weeks. Many of which have been very intellectual conversations, plans and discoveries. They have also been busy conducting interviews... people on the street as well as experts.

We decided to mix it up a bit at our last meeting and give the girls an opportunity to go out, with a camera, and do some evocative self searching and shooting.
Using the elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air we had them find a location that connected to each element. Once there they opened an envelope we had given them with questions. A different question for each element.

1. What does it mean to belong? What does it mean to not belong?
2. What does connecting feel like?
What do you connect to and why?
3. How do you see God/spiritual power?
4. How do you find opening? What does it feel like?
5. What does fear feel like?

They were to find a way to use the elements (fire/light, water, air and earth) to first Meditate and listen for an answer. And then create a visual response.

They were very silent as well as very animated. Maddy, Rachel, Kirsten and Kaisi... share with us what the experience was like.....
What did you notice? How did this process help you? What did you learn about yourself?
What were your challenges? How did you succeed?

We'll post some of their video from this shoot soon.

Feel free to give this a try yourself. Our questions were in connection to the girls work on Undercover. A way to explore as well as acquire some evocative images as b-roll. You might choose questions like:

What strength of mine never fails to create miracles?
What is a strength I have that takes all my courage to access?
What strength of mine is waiting to emerge?

Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

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