Sol Rodriguez

Origin of the Corona Virus

Prompt: Desktop Documentaries are a form of video essay making that actively incorporates the process of screen capture recording, online research, original footage, and desktop production. The format embraces the computer desktop as a kind of collage board from which a filmmaker's desktop activities are recorded and edited to illustrate and support the tenets of their essay/documentary. For this project, students engage in a month-long investigative research process (with benchmarks along the way), culminating in the production of their documentary (Studio) and an accompanying research paper (Seminar).

I was inspired by the current situation the world is facing and I saw this assignment as a way to not only document but create work inspired by this time. As creatives, I believe we have an obligation to document the world and history through our own personal lens for future artists and designers to see what we once lived through.