First Person Perspective is a workshop and collaboration between artist Taeyoon Choi and San Jose youth to create a movie shot entirely in ‘first person perspective’ using DIY headcams made from recycled materials. We will discuss the unique role of first person perspective in the history of filmmaking, ranging from cinéma vérité documentary film to online user generated video. Participants will take on the role of director, actor, cameraman and editor in order to develop their point of view about private and public spaces.

Participation in all 6-days of this workshop is not required. However, students who participate in all 6-days of this workshop will learn the most, make the most, and have the most fun. Workshop participant’s work will be presented at the Eyebeam exhibition space at 01SJ, as well as the project website, The workshop is for aspiring young artists and filmmakers. Equipment and technology will be provided.


Student work sample

bike ride from Taeyoon Choi on Vimeo.

First Person Perspective Workshop | 2010 | (Un)learning