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Shoestring Dox, Lecture Notes, Class 06

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These are the lecture notes for Class 05 of "Documentaries on a Shoestring (A Course in Low Budget Field Production)" conducted by documentary video maker Toby Younis in Albuquerque, NM. For more …

These are the lecture notes for Class 05 of "Documentaries on a Shoestring (A Course in Low Budget Field Production)" conducted by documentary video maker Toby Younis in Albuquerque, NM. For more information and to download the course syllabus, please go to http://www.shoestringdox.com

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  • 1. Toby Younis
    Producer and Director
    Videotero, LLC
    Documentaries on a ShoestringA Course in Low Budget Field ProductionLecture Notes: Class #06
  • 2. Planning (#1)
    Scripting (#2)
    Collecting Content (#3)
    B-Roll (#6)
    Editing (#8)
    Publishing & Repurposing (#9)
    Film Festival (#10)
    Documentary-Making Steps
    3/17/2011
    2
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Discuss “The Most Hated Family in America”
    Template Review: “Documentary Title, Logline and Treatment”
    Template Review: “Documentary Planning”
    Template Introduction: “Breadth, Depth & Texture Template”
    Discussion: Content Resources
    Discussion: Breadth, Depth & Texture
    Discussion: Homework Assignments
    Open Q & A
    3
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    3/17/2011
    Class #06
  • 4. Template Review
    3/17/2011
    4
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    Documentary Title, Logline and Treatment
    This template enables you to envision your documentary. It is a form of “planning” document. Written correctly it can be used to solicit funding or underwriting for your documentary.
    If you can’t complete it, you probably don’t have a story to tell.
  • 5. Template Review
    Documentary Planning
    This template enables you to build out a time-driven plan for making your documentary.
    3/17/2011
    5
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. Template Introduction
    Breadth, Depth & Texture Template
    This template enables you to plan for, acquire and organized the different (content) assets you’ll need to complete your documentary.
    6
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    3/17/2011
  • 7. Audio
    Video
    Subject
    People
    Places
    Things & Events
    Story
    Documentary Resources
    3/17/2011
    7
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. Audio
    Ambient
    Interview Voice
    Voiceover
    Music
    Sound Effects
    Documentary Assets
    8
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    3/17/2011
  • 9. Video
    A-Roll
    B-Roll
    Images
    Text
    Special Effects
    Picture-in-Picture
    Soft-focus
    Monochrome, etc…
    Scene-to-Scene Transitions
    Documentary Assets
    9
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    3/17/2011
  • 10. People
    Bill Clinton
    The Japanese in Crisis
    Places
    Chernobyl
    Northwestern Japan after the Tsunami
    Things
    Creativity
    Generating Power from Nuclear Fuel: Possibilities and Ramifications
    Subject
    3/17/2011
    10
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 11. What Happened?
    What is Happening?
    What Will Happen?
    Story
    3/17/2011
    11
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 12. Breadth
    Time
    Space (Location)
    Depth
    First Ask: How deep is it?
    Then Ask: How deep can I go?
    Texture
    How Will I Use My Assets to Convey Breadth & Depth?
    Breadth
    Depth
    Breadth, Depth, Texture
    3/17/2011
    12
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 13. 3/17/2011
    13
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 14. 3/17/2011
    14
    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 15. Review Lecture Notes Class #06
    Complete the “Breadth, Depth & Texture Template” for Your Own Documentary
    Revise your Other Planning Templates as Required
    Link to, View, and Be Prepared to Discuss the Online Documentary “Secrets of the Tang Treasure Ship.”
    Optional: Download and Complete a “Critical Analysis Template” for the Above Documentary
    Homework Assignments
    3/17/2011
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    Documentaries on a Shoestring. Copyright © 2011. Videotero, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • 16. Toby Younis
    Producer and Director
    Videotero, LLC
    Documentaries on a ShoestringA Course in Low Budget Field ProductionLecture Notes: Class #06