My choice to make make a video essay for my final project is part practical, part personal.
Let’s be real: it was never an option for me to make an animation for my final. Similarly, it wouldn’t really be a realistic goal for me to write a short story when I haven’t written fiction since middle school.
Sorry, experiments 1 and 2. It was never meant to be.
There was a bit more to this decision than just the practical side, however. I also chose the video essay because the first two experiments were more based on elements found in the original piece while the last was directly addressing the content of the letter.
I think that I’m ready to stop dancing around the themes of what that letter means to me and just get to the meat of it already.