Seminar Two | Hunter College                  Karen GregoryInstructional Technology Fellow
   What story do you want to tell?   Why?   What resources do you have? Research,    photos, videos, access to intervie...
   Again, what story are you trying to tell?   How would you write out this story?   Storyboarding (template via Pages)...
   Techniques for interviews:     Develop questions in advance, revise questions     Try out the questions on other peo...
   How can we tell a “truthful” story?   What are the ethical concerns this question    brings up?   How does a camera/...
   Where will this doc “live”?   Who will see it?   Who do you want to see it?   Can a documentary have a public impact?
   Do some research to find other short docs    and films?   Can you model your work on them? Or    borrow techniques? ...
   When you think about structuring and editing    the doc, where might art & music be used to    tell the story?   Cons...
   When will you wander/collect B-Roll?   When will you script/storyboard   When will you interview?   When will you r...
   Roles to consider: Teams will structure the project       Director       Producer       Co-creators       Editor  ...
   Everything that shows up in the final film is a    result of a choice.   We will cover the basics of iMovie in class
   TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT (even your iPhone)   Sound issues (cars, wind, etc)   Use a tripod   Wander and take still phot...
   What are you going to use (and why?)http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/doit/av-  equipment/   Be comfortable with you...
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  1. 1. Seminar Two | Hunter College Karen GregoryInstructional Technology Fellow
  2. 2.  What story do you want to tell? Why? What resources do you have? Research, photos, videos, access to interviews? What resources do you need? Equipment, access, more research?
  3. 3.  Again, what story are you trying to tell? How would you write out this story? Storyboarding (template via Pages) How does the footage you have (or may be able to collect) inform the structure or vice versa?
  4. 4.  Techniques for interviews:  Develop questions in advance, revise questions  Try out the questions on other people first  Sound checks, video checks (is this thing on?)  Consider the interview location (will there be wind? Children, cars, etc?)  How much time do you need? Longer than you think.  Building Trust. Your job is to make the personal feel comfortable. Camera &Mic are forms of power. Wield them wisely.
  5. 5.  How can we tell a “truthful” story? What are the ethical concerns this question brings up? How does a camera/mic alter the dynamics between people?
  6. 6.  Where will this doc “live”? Who will see it? Who do you want to see it? Can a documentary have a public impact?
  7. 7.  Do some research to find other short docs and films? Can you model your work on them? Or borrow techniques? How did they make the doc? Camera set ups? Use of art? Use of music? Use of titles? See This American Life or The Moth (KG also bringing in examples)
  8. 8.  When you think about structuring and editing the doc, where might art & music be used to tell the story? Consider here “Group Roles”– is someone in your group “the artist” or “composer”? Free Royalty Footage Creative Commons Search
  9. 9.  When will you wander/collect B-Roll? When will you script/storyboard When will you interview? When will you review footage? When will you revise the storyboard? When will edit? Who & how? When will you revise the edits?
  10. 10.  Roles to consider: Teams will structure the project  Director  Producer  Co-creators  Editor  Music Supervisor/Composer  Art  Project Manager! The person who has everyones information and the schedule is okay  Cinematographer  Sound recording  Reporters/Interviewers  Animation
  11. 11.  Everything that shows up in the final film is a result of a choice. We will cover the basics of iMovie in class
  12. 12.  TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT (even your iPhone) Sound issues (cars, wind, etc) Use a tripod Wander and take still photos as B-roll footage  Establishing shots  Signage  Details that might be useful
  13. 13.  What are you going to use (and why?)http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/doit/av- equipment/ Be comfortable with your camera! Discuss with Karen or Pam what cameras to use or select.

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