Since class last Thursday, I’ve been able to upload all of the interview videos to YouTube and embed them to my site. The homepage shows the proper moving header, and that play button triggers a modal that autoplays the video (give it a try!). I have also synced up closed captions, though YouTube has a […]
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I dedicated several hours today editing and have finally cut my two-hour long strip of footage to 15 manageable minutes to be rearranged and perfected. As I ventured into the later interviews, I’m astounded by how much history got unearthed in that time. My contract may have to be revised to de-emphasize the timeline or […]
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This week I’ve cut several of the interviews. Soon I will have them all. I have yet to start on my website, but I understand that time is short and I should get to it as soon as I can. Here are the notes I shared with class on Tuesday: When I arrived at Saint […]
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At this point in my blog, I am going to make a shift: I will be vaguer I will be briefer I will focus on the project update, rather than the details This is in order to channel my energy toward building the final project. This week I intend to begin building the website and […]
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I woke up this morning from an anxiety dream. My interviews are scheduled for Tuesday. I have not yet had IRB approval, though I have been told I will get it if I remain responsive throughout Monday. And as of tomorrow, we will be nine weeks into the semester. It was the first night back in […]
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These are my notes for the “Celebrating Asparagus” article. My initial draw to picking this article for leadership discussion was two-fold: my own festival is a food festival so I thought it might relate, and the festival takes place in the Bay Area next month, so I might check it out myself. The paper also […]
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Mission Statement The goal of this project is to build a detailed ethnographic exploration of Santa Rosa’s Glendi festival as it relates to Eastern Orthodox culture, both at a local and global level. I will dissect the festival’s complex cultural roots in connection to its location, the Saint Seraphim Eastern Orthodox church. I will conduct research […]
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Thank you, Cathy Kroll, for writing me detailed feedback for my Ethnography Assignment. This gives me a perfect time to reflect (and a perfect excuse for a blog entry). Rather than becoming more aware of others, I became acutely aware of myself. Ethnographic observation is difficult. It’s real time and fast moving. We are photographers, […]
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First, I apologize for being late with this post. Not only have I writers block from having written something a lot like a project prospectus the first week of class, but I was laid up with the stomach flu and had missed class already too much — sorry! Here’s most of what I had written […]
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Knowing that I don’t have a backup plan, I sent an email to my festival of choice, asking if they are willing to participate. I was unsure to ask ((Would this be jumping the gun?)), but I did anyway, just to know whether my subject is interested. Now solidly in week four of the class, […]
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