GinaHainesTV presents 'Project Happiness - The Lived Experience' documentary
Project Happiness - The Lived Experience is the documentation and digital portrayal of several individuals. This project is positioned in a phenomenological approach together with positive psychology measures, the 'Values in Action' character strengths survey or 'VIA'.
The project identifies and analyses how these participants' fundamental self-knowledge effects their life satisfaction within their work through videoed interviews that consider the research question;
How does who you are affect what you do?
The participants are:
Janice Gray - The Performer
Lynette McFadden - The Business Owner
Dianne MacDonald - The Boarding House Director
Sissi Zhong - The International Student Advisor
Wayne Alexander - The Imagineer
Mike Hamel - The Hairdresser
Clem Small - The Possum Trapper
Wayne Twohill - The Ballet Pianist
and me - Gina Haines - The interviewer & Documentary Maker
Project Happiness - The Lived Experience documentary, or digital portrayal, accompanied a written thesis representing analysed data in a visual format. Both components received distinction after submission towards a Master in Visual and Performing Arts degree, awarded in 2011 from Charles Sturt University to Gina Haines.