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Video Story Draft

Welcome to my Video Story Draft. It is with great pride that I introduce to you the idea I had in my mind for my draft video. When I had approached the start of this project with the video footages, I really thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase the different kinds of dances in the Samoan culture. It was my intention to try and gather footages of all the Samoan dances that WSU Pacific Islander students here could possibly perform. Unfortunately, I was only able to get a hold of one Pacific Islander student, who was interested in dedicating his time to share with us the two of the many types of Samoan dances, which were seemingly his favorite.  The first dance is the slap dance or Fa’ataupati. This dance is mainly performed by a man or a group of men, as it requires strength and stability. It is often referred to a victorious war dance. The second dance is the strike dance or Sasa. This dance can be performed by both males and females in a seated position or standing. Hand movements are used to depict activities taken from everyday life in the Samoan culture.

In this video draft of mine, I have introduced those types of Samoan dances with introductory stilled titles followed by video clips of each dance performances. Not to mention, I have also given an opening stilled title to introduce the entire project as a whole. For the stilled title backgrounds, I have included just the video clips without audio, whereas I kept the audio for the clips of the dance performances, because the music is needed for the movements and actions this Pacific Islander student in my video draft will be performing.

I look forward to receiving critiques and recommendations in order to take the next steps towards the construction of my final video story. All I have in mind as of the moment is adding distilled titles for the descriptions of each dance before showcasing how each of these Samoan dances is performed. Thank you for tuning in.


Video Tutorials

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Tutorial 2:

Multimedia Video Footage

Samoan Slap Dance performance by WSU-Pacific Island student: PJ Lelauti

Samoan Sasa Dance performance by WSU-Pacific Island student: PJ Lelauti

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