Week #3 Characters/Point of View in a Documentary
Reminders- Use a tripod
In the field, you should not (under most circumstances) be in the film. Only the person interviewed should be visible (not the interviewer)
Hold phone horizontally
In interview, no microphone. Interviewer should not be seen
Create a B Roll about a student in your group
Must be at least 7 shots.
1 minute in length and SILENT
twiddling your fingers
talking on phone
riding bike, walking around
doing daily tasks that define the person.
Close ups (such as on hands)
telling who this person is by what they do
Show BOTH of Moe’s Bows movies
SELECT YOUR DOCUMENTARY TOPIC
Select Documentary Style
Work on story development worksheet
STANZA 3- (IF TIME!!)
FILMING STANZA 3
- -Stanza must be composed of 1,3, 5, or 7 different shots of any length
- –TOTAL length of stanza 1 must be 20 seconds or 40 seconds exactly.
- -You must add a soundtrack.
- Hint: Film this using visual representation. How would you film the leaf falling? The tree branches are so bare, autumn has arrived.
REPEAT UNTIL 4th Stanza
TONE- use color, music, sounds, shots to create feeling.
PACE-edit to affect the mood or tone or to reflect on the action of the stanza (fast/slow, even/uneven)
MOOD-angry, silly, nonsense, serious, sad, joyful, anxious
DEGREE– stanza changes can be subtle, extreme, opposing, parallel
FOCUS- Manipulate your audience using images and sounds; think outside the box
OTHER –what do you see, what do you think you see, what is real vs. imagined, what you did or thought you did, what they did, change of seasons, personal experiences (first love, divorce, loss of a loved one, moving away, making new friends, helping others, etc.) social issues (Crime, environment, health, bulling , inequality, society/culture, can use HUMOR (at something, at yourself)