Thursday, December 15, 2005

Documentary Assignment for Video 1 and 2

3-6 min long
Interviews with good audio
Narration (voice over)
B-Roll video (video shown while we hear interview or narration)
No jump cuts or continuity errors
Documentary will need a full page of interview questions , project goals, and scripted narration.

All projects must use the 30 Degree Rule, rule of thirds, proper headroom, leading the subject, framing, proper white balance, steady camera work, and show strong creativity. Also, please shoot and use many close-up shots, insert shots, and reaction shots as you can.

Due Dates
January 2nd: List of 20 questions and project goals.
January 5th: Scripted Narration
January 9th: Raw Footage
January 23rd: Final Video Project

Mr. Mitchell’s 4 Hints to create better documentaries
1. Keep the camera rolling
2. Research your topic…become an expert
3. Come prepared at interviews with a list of questions
4. Avoid bias in your story. Tell the facts and avoid taking sides.

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