Joseph’s story is about perception. Joseph will make and break his perception of himself and his highschool. A rough draft was prepared (of course like a typical digital story) however instead of finding suitable images, we shot the narrator and asked him to play his part. Narrator questioning everything live and to the camera is an empowering tool that augments power of voice. The camera has become a tool for story-coaching. That the screening event for the school community took place in the same auditorium Joseph is enacting his character is only ironic ( as what he refers to as “the stage of clowns of fools”). This video reminds us of the schools hierarchy. This resonated well with my colleague Adam Schatten of Home Inc. calling the videography Cinéma vérité. We celebrated the 15 minutes of uninterrupted raw footage as complete and decided to edit the search of the camera for the story. However Joseph questioned many things in the school system (and at the request of the principal) certain cuts had to be made. A subsequent interview documented the effect of the story (catharsis) on the narrator. Mr. Schatten edited the subsequent shots that reminds many of us how difficult it was back in high school.