Last week I took part in an experiment with a group of fellow film-makers. Each of us is influenced in our work by the Inner View Method and we were curious about what would happen if we all edited the same footage to each create a short film.
We agreed the film would be 6 minutes, or less. And we had the same 22 minutes of footage to work with. That was it. No other requirement.
On Friday four of us had films ready to share during our weekly zoom call.
It was amazing. A revelation. Each was different. We'd noticed different things in the footage which had informed our editing decisions. It became clear that we each have our own style and approach to this work. We worked as artists with raw material. What we created was our own individual expression of what we saw. Each one beautiful. Yet, unique.
Can you think of a time in your life where a group of people have each had a different view of the same thing? What was the outcome? Was it a celebration of diversity or a competition with winners and losers?