September 26, 2007

EWaste Documentary

video

This is my first documentary! The project was under the umbrella of The Digital Age and its Underpinnings. I decided to focus on EWaste. It was interesting learning to use the camera and think in motion, sound and still framing. It still needs some tweaking, but here's a basic edit.
One of the things I learned, that made a lot of sense to me at least, is that when making a documentary and shooting it in the verite style (what I compare to shooting as a photojournalist), it's as if your right hand is doing the shooting and your left hand is doing the editing. Go out and shoot the footage, getting everything. Think on the side about where you want to documentary to go. Once both are done, put the two hands together.

September 13, 2007