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Doc Training 5

The next step of your project is pre-production planning.  This includes defining the topic of your doc with a written focus statement creating an outline of your movie creating a list of visual evidence (b-roll you’ll need to record) list of interviewees the questions you’ll ask each interviewee Before you begin these steps, you’ll need […]

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Doc Training 4

DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Read Making Docs Ch 27   and review the Interview technique slides: interviews NEW Make:  a 1 min interview documentary with the theme: “What are your dreams?”  Develop a set of questions for an interview with ONE person, based on this topic, but also a unique aspect (angle) of this topic.  For example, […]

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Doc Training 3

DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Read Making Docs CH 19 on documentary  proposals and treatments.  Then create a 1 minute documentary about an “event” (the doc should present some kind of event from beginning to end)  This event could be something like a performance, or something as small as a family dinner.  Since you will most likely […]

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Doc Training 2

Read Ch 18 (structure): Making Docs Ch 18 Using your mobile device to shoot and edit, make a 1 min observational doc: “Process” (the doc should have someone demonstrate how to do something)  No interviews, no voice over.  Do NOT stage this or create a fictionalized version of this.  You should practice your ability to DOCUMENT a […]

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NGO background

Attached is a PDF with a description of some of the NGOs we’ll be visiting and working with while we’re in Cambodia.  Read through their descriptions and missions as you begin to develop your documentary. Mira CostaNGOs2014

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Doc Training 1

Read Ch 10 & 11 (Visual Evidence and B-Roll): Making Docs Ch 10-11 Using your mobile device to shoot and edit, make a 1 min observational doc: “A Sense of Place.”  No interviews, no voice over. Think: Where is this place? What are the physical characteristics of this place? Who uses it?  How do they interact […]

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Documentary Screenings 1 & 2

Over winter break, watch the two films below, both of which are available on Netflix as DVDs.  Be prepared to discuss the questions below after break (no need to write down answers). Night and Fog (France, 1955) Dir: Alain Resnais Regret to Inform (USA 1998)  Dir: Barbara Sonneborn night and fog and regret to inform.pages

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