Teaser Promotional PostersThe story of a college student and her struggles with love and friendship was told over 5 weeks in real time on 7 different Instagram accounts and 1 Tumblr Blog. It was a mixture of traditionally shot and edited short films and Instagram content coming from each character. It seeks to interrogate the 9:16 aspect ratio on traditional narrative storytelling, the role of handheld entertainment, and the nature of performative behaviors on social media as part of it’s storytelling. In telling the story in real time through various character Instagrams, the series critiques the way we use social media to craft narratives around ourselves.
The webseries used Instagram accounts to further imagine characterization in the digital age. They were real accounts that published weekly posts that were scripted into the storyline. I crafted each characters specific aesthetics across the feed and in stories, and implemented everything from the photography, photo editing, and Instagram Story design. Even details such as celebrities each account was following, and the emojis used when commenting on each others page, was part of the act.
The Instagram account @FarOut_TV(above) was used as a main hub to catch all the weekly content and create a timeline for easy viewing.