Progress – Amaan

“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.”
– Robert Wise

This weekend I filmed my first interview for my “What is Beauty?” short film. It was an interesting experience because it was my first time interviewing someone. I interviewed Tricia on Sunday and asked her questions about her views on beauty and how she views herself when talking about beauty. When conducting the interview, I wanted to ask questions that would give me thought provoking responses. I didn’t want the questions to be basic or elementary, like what’s the definition of beauty? I wanted to get heartfelt personal responses. I also wanted my interviewee to be completely honest, I didn’t want to get responses that she thought I wanted to hear. For example, I asked her what do you value more in someone you’re into? Attractiveness or personal traits? (like kindness, intellect, etc…) I expect most people to say intellect so they can be perceived as the person who is not obsessed with looks or to be seen as a good person. Luckily when interviewing Tricia I received personal honest answers that I was looking for. I wanted real people’s experiences dealing with beauty standards and their perceptions of beauty.




6 thoughts on “Progress – Amaan

  1. dexcoengilbert

    I would love to see some clips from the documentary. It’s a great idea and a question that definitely needs answering!

  2. tkbarnet

    Is there anything you could do to make sure, or at least more probable, you would get the type of honest answers you were looking for?

  3. riadas99

    Asking more thought provoking questions that are personal will make your film very unique so I think it’s great that you’re doing this. Will you be interviewing only females or will you open it up to others?

  4. cynthiaruan

    I think this is a great project! I’d love to see some of your insights and experiences on conducting interviews that could get pretty personal.

  5. Silver Fu

    If you are expecting people to give “honest answers,” then probably you might already have some expectations of what you want to hear. But when people do give real, honest answers that do not fit into these expectations, you might be thinking that they are lying.


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