DC 322 – self portrait
editing styles & techniques
choose an internal aspect of yourself to explore through found footage
"the 24-word sentence i’ve probably said the most in my life is the story about how i got the name cookie – “when my mom was pregnant with me, my dad used to rub her belly and ask about the little cookie baking in the oven.” i’ve said this sentence an innumerable amount of times, so much so that each time i say it, i black out for the five-or-so seconds that it takes to say it and, when i come to, i’m greeted with “that’s so cute!”’s and “aww, so what’s your favorite cookie then?”’s. i don’t blame people for asking, and i love that i go by Cookie; it matches my (self-described) unique personality and sweet disposition. but the way people respond to it has grown old, and the act of having to explain it to every single person i’ve ever been introduced to throws me into this automatic knee-jerk reaction of repeating this memorized pattern of noises and mouth movements and inflections. 'semantic satiation' is when you repeat a word over and over until it sounds weird & loses all meaning. this general idea will be the basis for my film: deconstructing the 24-word sentence i’ve said more than any other in my life, and picking it apart until it loses all meaning for viewers as well."