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Making a micro documentary on a shoestring budget: Production and post-production

Jetnikoff, Anita (2008) Making a micro documentary on a shoestring budget: Production and post-production. Screen Education, 52, pp. 62-71.

Abstract

This is the second article in this series, which follows the article on preproduction of a micro-documentary. In the previous issue I covered: modelling and providing a project context, brainstorming the character and concept, preproduction research, designing the story, finding and framing the central character, describing the problem and the hook, and narrative sequencing. I also suggested forming production teams and assigning production roles, and planning a shooting schedule, designing the soundtrack, considering style, the interview and pitching the documentary. As suggested in the previous article, it is assumed that you and your students will have access to cameras and adequate software for editing. Although frankly I'm sure I and my students could make a low-end movie using our mobile phones, but what we are envisaging here is a somewhat higher quality production. In this article I'll cover aspects of production and post, including conducting and shooting the interview, shooting and gathering additional material, and the basics of capturing, cutting and assembling the final story in post production. Suggestions will be made for storing the project between editing sessions and outputting as well as sharing your documentary with others. I will also address 'fair dealing,' in terms of copyright and gathering of images and music in relation to screening issues.

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ID Code: 15152
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The first of this series of two articles appeared in the previous issue of Screen Education (51) and can also be read on e-prints.
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Keywords: Media Studies, Video production, Video post production, documentary Making, DIY documentary, Making videos in schools, video production in education
ISSN: 1443-1629
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Teachers of Media
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 16:00

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