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The Craft of Ritual Studies$

Ronald L. Grimes

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301427

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301427.001.0001

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Appendix 13: Shot List for Santa Fe Fiesta

Appendix 13: Shot List for Santa Fe Fiesta

The Craft of Ritual Studies
Oxford University Press

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□ being present, attending, being seen, networking

□ sharing, helping

□ cooperating, competing

□ witnessing, watching

□ going with, being together

□ talking, listening (to talk, to music)

□ building, making

□ dressing up

□ walking, processing

□ buying, selling

□ making music, singing, dancing

□ cooking, eating, drinking, getting drunk

□ taking photos, posing for photos

□ preparing, cleaning up

□ displaying

□ exercising authority (e.g., wearing badges, giving orders)

□ carrying out duties

□ acting, pretending

□ playing


□ leaders

□ followers, spectators

□ children, adolescents, adults, old people

□ women, men

□ pairs, friends

□ ethnic groups

□ clubs, organizations

□ bodies, body types

□ postures and gestures: ordinary and special (e.g., fiesta entrance step, royalty waving)

□ people touching things; being touched

□ people smelling things

□ people tasting things

□ people seeing things; being seen

□ people hearing things; being heard

□ people in motion

□ people being still or withdrawing

□ not directly accessible to being recorded; must be stated, displayed, or inferred

□ values: e.g., things Hispanic, togetherness

□ believing: e.g., in the Virgin, in Santa Fe

□ attitudes: e.g., interested, fascinated

□ feelings: e.g., bored, moved, festive, happy


□ central/main places (Santa Fe Plaza)

□ public/private places

□ front stage/backstage

□ sacred/nonsacred places

□ transition spaces (e.g., streets, sidewalks, alleys)

□ homes (where fiesta activities are happening)

□ places not utilized; places avoided, off-limits

□ official places (e.g., city hall)

□ churches

□ hotels

□ restaurants, bars

□ theaters

□ the spatial “reach” of fiesta (represented by photos of maps)

□ September: Labor Day, school beginning, end of vacation (shoot calendars, beginning-of-school ads in newspaper)


□ rising/falling action of fiesta as a whole (opening speeches, hugging, good-byes, greetings)

□ of parts, e.g., Entrada, Burning of Zozobra

□ early morning, midday, night activities

□ the past, tradition, fiesta memories (e.g., shoot albums of clippings)

□ the temporal “reach” of fiesta (represented by a photo of a timeline)

□ special/symbolic/sacred objects: e.g., cross, sword, La Conquistadora □ statue


□ distinctive (to fiesta) but nonsacred objects (e.g., T-shirts)

□ ordinary (nonfiesta) objects (before-and-after shots of people dressing up for fiesta)

□ fiesta royalty attire: e.g., princesses, De Vargas, cuadrilla, citizens, clergy

□ fiesta visual arts: e.g., postcards of Zozobra, photos

□ art available or seen at fiesta but not of fiesta

□ fiesta speeches, e.g., summaries of fiesta history, declarations


□ fiesta music, instrumental and vocal

□ ecclesiastical speech (e.g., homilies)

□ musical genres heard during fiesta

□ chat, gossip

□ argument, criticism, praise

□ Entrada script

□ fiesta schedule

□ Mass programs

□ words said in public as part of fiesta

□ words said about fiesta but not as part of it

□ newspaper accounts, reporting or editorializing

□ scholarly accounts

□ films, photos, audio recordings

□ Internet sites and links

□ Fiesta Council minutes, correspondence, documents

□ Fiesta Council (chambers or actual meeting)


□ city of Santa Fe (chambers or actual meeting)

□ Roman Catholic Church (cathedral, churches, processions)

□ Kiwanis (logos, meeting places, hats)

□ Caballeros de Vargas (distinctive dress, e.g., red sashes)

□ economic activity: cash registers, money changing hands

□ politicians speaking, being seen

□ historical artifacts, e.g., helmets, posters, manuscripts

□ articles about the Santa Fe Fiesta

□ books on festivity