My YouTube work has consistently focused on the idea of bad video. As a professor, I teach many courses, including Introduction to Video Art
—where I instruct students on good craft, composition, technique, storytelling, etc. I've had to come to peace with the kinds of unruly YouTube videos (hardly edited, unlit, badly mic-ed, unscripted) that my LFYT students and I engage in: ones that consistently fall outside those standards. It remains an open question for me whether I think amateur-made video should "get better" (more like art video or industrial practice) or if YouTube vernaculars should reshape our ideas of quality.
According to the "RAND Resources for Health Care Reform": "Driven by concerns about the escalating cost of health care and large numbers of uninsured Americans, Congress spent much of 2009 debating policies that have the potential to transform health insurance and health care in several ways, including expanding insurance programs to cover millions of the currently uninsured."[cit]
Form refers to the structural and artistic elements that compose a media text. Writes George Linden, "The six general and necessary characteristics for any work of art are: 1) organic unity, 2) theme, 3) thematic variation, 4) balance, 5) hierarchy, and 6) evolution."[cit]
One of my ten founding terms
for this project is form
. We are always debating: Do you need radical form to convey revolutionary messages?