Instructor: Nancy Tong
DAY 1 – Tuesday 25 May: TECHNICAL TRAINING
A Basic video production crew: roles and collaboration
Camerawork and practice
Screen camera assignment with feedback
Attention to details: Location scout, shooting environment, wide shots and cutaways
SCREENING: observational style documentary
In class: Use of tripod to frame different shots
DAY 2 – Wednesday 26 May: TECHNICAL TRAINING
Audio recording and types of microphones
Importance of location sound
Different sound environments
Audio recording practice.
SCREENING: participatory style documentary
In class: handheld, walking shots using different mics to record sound. Record wild sound and room tone.
DAY 3 – Thursday 27 May: DIRECTING
Different styles and treatment of documentary videos
Structure of documentary videos
SCREENING: TV documentary to discuss structure
In class: discussion of perspective
In class: structural analysis
DISCUSSION OF DOCUMENTARY PROJECT IDEAS
DAY 4 – Friday 28 May: DIRECTING, SHOOTING BEGINS
Interview techniques. Formulating questions.
Discussion of project: themes, objectives, approach, list of interviewees, locations etc..
The process of editing
SCREENING: one-hour documentary with discussion of the directing process
In class: interview setup and practice
Out-of-classroom assignment: begin shooting video documentary
FINALIZE ASSIGNMENT THEMES AND TREATMENT
DAY 5 & 6 (WEEKEND): PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY
DAY 7 – Monday 31 May: DIRECTING AND EDITING
Viewing of footage
Discussion on documentary structure and treatment
Editing software instructions
Logging and transcription of material
In class: editing software practice introduction: logging, transcription begins
DAY 8 – Tuesday 1 June: EDITING
Structure and writing
DAY 9 – Wednesday 2 June: EDITING, SCREENING ROUGH CUT, SOUND EDIT
Audio editing instructions. Use of music. Use of fonts, graphics.
View rough cut and discussion
Sound edit and sound mix
DAY 10 – Thursday 3 June: POST-WORKS, UPLOAD ONTO INTERNET
See fine cut and discussion.
Upload onto internet
Color correct, effects, titles