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Video, Design + Community
Video, Design + Community


This winter, students in the School of Art + Design's Video, Design and Community course are working collaboratively to produce original promotional videos in support of Street Books, a mobile library for people living outside. Founded by writer and artist Laura Moulton in 2011, Street Books strives to empower people living on the streets through access to literature, creating a community of support through a shared love of books.

Guided by adjunct faculty Jodi Darby, students have interviewed Moulton, street librarians Redd Moon and Diana Rempe, and patron and volunteer Ben Hodgson about the project. They have also produced a video tour of Portland's Old Town. In the following weeks they will film the Street Books Valentine's Day party at Sisters of the Road Cafe.

Through this real world experience, students learn a wide range of techniques that include digital storytelling, interviewing, and the process of group content creation. In addition they also gain skills in video pre-production, story boarding, cinematography, lighting basics, sound recording, video editing, and documentary film ethics.


Students interview Street Books librarian Diana Rempe.

Students interview Street Books patron and volunteer Ben Hodgson.