In Journalism 301 at Northwestern University, our three-person group was challenged to contextualize existing video interviews from "Mandela in Chicago", within present-day racial rights movements through a unique lens, original interviews, and original videography.
"See It To Believe It," 2021, Allie Wicks, Sriman Narayanan, and Leah Parsons.
HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA REDEFINED ACTIVISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE?
We chose to explore how social media has impacted communication and the organization or racial rights activism by comparing the Chicago Anti Apartheid efforts of the 1980s to the present-day BLM movement in Chicago.
The research, storyboarding, preproduction, production, and editing of this documentary took place over 3 months. As the director of "See It To Believe It" my responsibilities were as follows:
Secondary research to develop key themes.
Create production schedule.
Identify interview participants, serving as POC for interviews.
Develop interview questions.
Write storyboard and script (see left).
Shoot B-Roll and cutaways to enhance storytelling.
Support Editor through restoration of vintage digital photographs, graphic design, and font/color themes.
"See It To Believe It," final script written by Allie Wicks.