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Shooting a Character Documentary

Danya Abt & Zac Halberd, Documentary Filmmakers

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16 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:28
    • 2. Shooting the Character Documentary

      1:21
    • 3. Finding your Character

      2:55
    • 4. The Logline

      2:18
    • 5. The Treatment

      4:04
    • 6. The Interview

      1:35
    • 7. Intro to Camera and Sound

      0:51
    • 8. Prepping Your Equipment

      9:13
    • 9. Setting up the Camera

      2:08
    • 10. Setting up Sound

      3:07
    • 11. Fundamentals of the Image

      4:22
    • 12. Fundamentals of Sound

      1:45
    • 13. Shooting the Interview

      1:09
    • 14. After the Interview

      2:08
    • 15. Establishing Shots, B-roll, and Verite

      3:00
    • 16. Closing Thoughts

      0:52
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Project Description

Shoot a short documentary about somebody in your life

ASSIGNMENT 1

Upload a logline for your film, one or two sentences that introduces us to your project: Somebody Doing Something.

 

ASSIGNMENT 2

Create a short video clip that gives us a taste of what you got! The video clip should include sync-sound footage from your interview and another kind of footage you shot: b-roll, verite or cutaways.

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