Making Documentaries<br />Just an introduction, nothing scary<br />Wed, 2 June 2010<br />
What Is A Documentary?<br />A story<br />A package of facts and information<br />Non-fiction (?)<br />Truth (?)<br />
Styles<br />Narrative<br />Cinema-verite (Fly on the wall)<br />Talking heads (Interviews)<br />Examples<br />How To Repor...
Camera<br />Framing<br />Intent<br />Steady VS Handheld<br />Foreground / Background<br />Establishing Shots & Cutaways (C...
Camera pt.2 (dreary.. Blerg. Unless you’re a geek)<br />Technical Specifications<br />Formats (Tape / Memory (.avi, .mov, ...
Audio<br />Interview tips:<br />Who, What, Where, When, Why, How<br />Make your subject feel comfortable, they might open ...
Audio Technicalities<br />Microphones (Always recommended)<br />Wind / Background noise<br />Synching + logging with visua...
Editing / Post Production<br />Software (WMM, iMovie, FCE/FCP, Premeire)<br />Subtitles + Text<br />Voiceovers<br />Music<...
Planning<br />“There is a muse that visits creative people, and you plan and prepare so that you are ready if she chooses ...
Video Bibliography<br />Kogi Food BBQ<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9nIDbonkZM&feature=related<br />How To Report T...
fin.<br />Presentation: www.slideshare.com/litford<br />Contact: litford@gmail.com<br />Twitter: @litford<br />
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  1. 1. Making Documentaries<br />Just an introduction, nothing scary<br />Wed, 2 June 2010<br />
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  3. 3. What Is A Documentary?<br />A story<br />A package of facts and information<br />Non-fiction (?)<br />Truth (?)<br />
  4. 4. Styles<br />Narrative<br />Cinema-verite (Fly on the wall)<br />Talking heads (Interviews)<br />Examples<br />How To Report The News <br />The Impossible Project<br />You See Me Laughin’<br />September<br />Kogi BBQ<br />
  5. 5. Camera<br />Framing<br />Intent<br />Steady VS Handheld<br />Foreground / Background<br />Establishing Shots & Cutaways (CAW)<br />Long Shot<br />Mid Shot<br />Close Up<br />Rule of thirds<br />Head room<br />
  6. 6. Camera pt.2 (dreary.. Blerg. Unless you’re a geek)<br />Technical Specifications<br />Formats (Tape / Memory (.avi, .mov, .mp4, etc..)<br />Aspect Ratio (4:3 or 16:9)<br />Outputs (USB / Firewire / Docking Station)<br />Headphones (Y/N)<br />Mic Attachments (Y/N)<br />Lights<br />Batteries<br />
  7. 7. Audio<br />Interview tips:<br />Who, What, Where, When, Why, How<br />Make your subject feel comfortable, they might open up more<br />Ask open ended questions (Not something they can answer with Yes or No)<br />Pay attention to your subject, if something interesting is said, get it on tape!<br />Golden Rule: People are afraid of the camera<br />
  8. 8. Audio Technicalities<br />Microphones (Always recommended)<br />Wind / Background noise<br />Synching + logging with visuals (Advanced) <br />
  9. 9. Editing / Post Production<br />Software (WMM, iMovie, FCE/FCP, Premeire)<br />Subtitles + Text<br />Voiceovers<br />Music<br />Transitions<br />Export<br />For Internet, TV, Cinema.. Etc<br />Codecs (H264)<br />
  10. 10. Planning<br />“There is a muse that visits creative people, and you plan and prepare so that you are ready if she chooses to visit.”<br />- me <br />Get your team on the same page (Iron sharpens iron) ie. Scripts, synopsis, treatments<br />Prepare your equipment, and have a checklist, always check, don’t lose anything<br />No $$$, no film. Budget. Budget. Budget.<br />Have a shotlist (A list of shots you need to get)<br />
  11. 11. Video Bibliography<br />Kogi Food BBQ<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9nIDbonkZM&feature=related<br />How To Report The News<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHun58mz3vI<br />You See Me Laughin’<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bjx5BjTICQ<br />September<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7bEt_mS07o<br />The Impossible Project<br />http://monocle.com/sections/business/Web-Articles/The-Impossible-Project/<br />
  12. 12. fin.<br />Presentation: www.slideshare.com/litford<br />Contact: litford@gmail.com<br />Twitter: @litford<br />

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