Know the POV
Alright we are now going to talk about points of view. In my opinion, I have identified four points of view. This one is one you might want to write down. Children's Point of View, and this is in terms of story telling. Okay? What they see, how they're experiencing the world, what's in their hands, what's on their faces, when they wash their teddy bear. The next is the Parent's Point of View, their experience, how they're seeing the world. The things that they are doing, how they juggle life. This is the one that people try to use a lot that I feel don't always use properly, and that is the Voyer Point of View. This is when you're outside peeking or looking in on something. We use it a lot with doorways, but then we don't have anything that might be private or quiet or really special or intimate. We just have, like, random stuff happening. For me, it has to match why we are being a voyer. This girl is getting older, yet she still wants her mom in bed with her reading to her. Right? Thi...
s girl is like 11, 12. So she's older, and so I felt that by being a voyer and peeking in on that, it's like, I'm peeking in on the fact that she still has these really child-like requests from her parents that she might not show the outside world on her daily life, but I'm privileged to be able to peek in and see that. Okay? It's kind of like a little secret. I like doing this for moments like this or if kids are being naughty. That's the other reason, or if they're going potty. In this situation, I'm being a voyer and suggesting that he has requested to be alone and there's one key element that supports my photo, and that's the fact that dad is on the outside. Right? So I'm peeking in as a voyer because he doesn't even want dad in there. So including dad's feet, and including the little boys feet, and just peeking in suggests he wants his privacy. The last is the Outside World. So, it's like, if who's there if the tree falls but no one is or like, did it happen or it made a sound? Did the tree make a sound if no one's there to hear it? Like, that kind of thing. Man, that was a really botched up way of saying that. (audience laughter)
You guys have seen this before when they're climbing out. So the outside world, like, what the outside world sees. Same with this one.
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