手法2:トライアングルインタビュー/Method 2: Triangle Interview

手法2:トライアングルインタビューMethod 2: Triangle Interview

トライアングルインタビューのルールThe rule of Triangle Interview



Deciding on a certain “theme” from the commonalities among the three members of the group that came to light through the “Cinema Portrait” session, a video work is created based on this theme. In the recording portion, interviews are conducted in the same way as in the “Cinema Portrait” session, with the participants rotating roles. A recording booth is set up for full-scale audio recording. Then, the participants will make a plan for the group to film in the city, considering what kind of images will be necessary according to the recorded content. In the filming part, the participants are required to take three types of shots using a video camera.

- Title shot: The title of the work written in chalk on the street.
- Sitting shot: Each of the three members of the group sitting down in the street.
- Extra shot: A shot of a real scene (scenery) or an action other than “sitting.”

In the editing part, the group will work together using editing software to complete a 10-minute video work by combining the three participants' interviews and the footage they shot in the town.

トライアングルインタビューのルール/The rule of Triangle Interview

トライアングルインタビューの作品The works of Triangle Interview




The “Triangle Interview” is a program to develop the episodes from “Cinema Portrait” into a visual expression by digging deeper into them.

The process of finding commonalities among the three members, who have developed a relationship through “Cinema Portrait,” and deriving a theme for the film, provides an opportunity to look back at one's own background from the viewpoint of others.
The recording of the interviews after the theme has been determined differs from the “Cinema Portrait” process, which is done in a short period of time on the street, in that a recording booth is set up, and there the participants sit in chairs and take their time to speak. In this way, each narrative is recorded in greater depth and detail.

On the other hand, the filming and editing of the video in response to these narratives is more a “creative process” than a “recording.” In addition, the use of a video camera expands the options for expression and reveals the participants as expressive individuals. However, using a video camera requires a certain level of skill, which can be a hurdle for those who have not had the experience. Therefore, “Triangle Interview” sets rules for the types of shots and frames to realize the work in a short period of time.

However, they are not intended to take away participants' freedom. For example, the “sitting shot” rule creates an opportunity for each individual to sit down as a subject in the city and to renew their awareness of its relationship with the city. The work created in this way simultaneously shows the current state of the city of Tokyo, and the participants' various backgrounds in the city, and provides a glimpse of a new point of connection between the two entities.