B Unis 4 years ago A lot of this sounds like the principles of some of the more extreme versions of cinema vérité, except for the prohibition on "performance." What if the "performance" is not expressly for the camera -- that is, a dance, a song or something of that sort happens to be part of what transpires in front of the camera? Yes, life consists of many silences and pastoral moments, but it also consists of motion that can be described as a "dance" of sorts. Not wanting to offend, therefore I'm going to hold off for now on submitting to the group the one video presently (or soon to be) online that otherwise fits the brief of the group. I suppose another way to try to frame my question is to ask, "What is the communicative goal at the heart of the set of self-imposed limits spelled out for this group?" Am I over reading to think that it has something to do with giving a subject the room to express itself visually, without imposing the artifice of "traditional" film grammar? Looking forward to any and all opinions and expansions that may be made here.