I did the Make a Video Assignment this week. This assignment says to record yourself reading out loud and set it to a related video. You can basically take it wherever you want to – you can use a clip from a movie, tv show, poem, etc.
I went through many options of what I wanted to read and use for the clips to make sure they would match each other and work together well. I wanted them to have the same sort of theme. I ended up picking the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. I recorded myself reading the poem and combined it with Bon Iver’s music video for “Holocene”. In the video, the boy walks through beautiful landscapes, and looks like he is following his own path like the poem, so I thought it would work well. I used screencast-o-matic to create this video. I uploaded it to YouTube below. I enjoyed comparing themes across poetry and video.