Goal - Creating a documentary film about teenage life (How will I…
Goal - Creating a documentary film about teenage life
How can I make a documentary?
Research about this subject :red_flag:
Are there different styles of the documentary genre that I can explore on? :star:
What is a documentary? :star:
What are the characteristics of a documentary film? :star:
What is the difference between a documentary film and a normal film (fiction film)? :star:
How can I learn the skills of documentary filmmaking?
Watch other documentary films for inspiration. Jot down elements that are noticeable. :red_flag:
Practice cinematography again (recap) :red_flag:
Search for expert opinions (contact them and ask for advice) :check:
How will I edit the film? :star:
Install professional editing software :red_flag:
Search for recommendations of editing softwares from reliable sources such as
Watch tutorials to learn how to use the software, and how to make certain effects :red_flag:
What equipments will I need? :star:
Camera (DSLR, number depends on how many angles are needed)
Lighting Kit :red_cross:
Lighting kit can make the interviewer experience hot temperature; thus uncomfortable for the subject
How will I portray teenage life?
What aspects of teenagers will I focus on delivering? :star:
How did teen culture grow? (How are teenagers today different from teenagers before?)
Compare teens to an older generation :check:
School Faculties: Secondary teachers :red_flag:
What oppresses teenagers, what are flexible to them?
What sources should I rely on?
Interviews: with the main subjects
Who will I interview? :star:
What makes a good (high quality) documentary?
Write to experts in the field asking for feedback
Who should I write to? :star:
People in IICS :check:
Peer cinema experts: Victor Giaquinto, Can Ilkbahar, Qi Li, etc... :red_flag:
Supervisor (who teaches MYP Media): Ms. Pupovac
Media Teachers: Cassandra Pupovac, Mr. Hurst (teaches MYP and DP film) :red_flag:
People outside of IICS :red_flag:
Find them through expert finding sites, e.g. ''expertise.com"
Possible experts in cinematography: Cinematographer, University Professor of cinematography, Editing technicians, etc...
Possible experts in documentary filmmaking: Documentary filmmaker, University Professor of documentary/cinema/experimental film/film curating etc..., documentary enthusiasts
Create rubrics to assess the quality of the product. Who should I give this to? :red_flag:
Professional Rubric (assesses the overall quality of the film): Experts
Normal Rubric (less complex than the professional rubric, simply asks to score the film from 1-5): Normal audiences
How will I distribute this film?
Upload on Youtube :red_flag:
Upload on Vimeo
Contact a documentary film distribution company? e.g.
, etc... :red_cross:
Does not have a high chance of success, for my identity as a student filmmaker