Final Cut FeedBack

(Don Riggo) After the class saw our piece they enjoyed it but there were some minor infractions we need to fix with our production. One thing they mentioned was a jump cut in the ending which we did catch and fix it was a little harsh and sudden throwing the viewers off. The viewers stated that it got alittle confusing on who Krishna was and his part in the documentary. Our instructor also suggested maybe re route certain shots to help story flow better, add some energy and music because it’s a little dry. Finally they left us with these three words to possibly help the production exposition, pain & hope.

Interview questions for Documentary

During the interview we plan to ask the following questions:

To Students:

  • What school events involving technology are you a part of?
  • How did you get involved in the tech crew?
  • What does the tech crew do?
  • How does the tech crew work?
  • Do you enjoy working in the tech crew? Why?

For Admin/Teachers:

  • How is technology used at Don Riggio?
  • What do you feel the benefits of this technology are?
  • What are some issues with integrating technology into everyday lesson plans?
  • What are some setbacks due to funding?
  • How do you hope to advance the use of technology?

Questions to be asked still:

  • How has Don Riggio maintained arts programs in spite of budget cuts in schools and the arts?
  • What are some struggles of maintaining and advancing these programs?
  • How transparent are these issues to the students?
  • Are there any examples of these behind the scenes issues directly effecting students?


Feed back from Rough Cut


Over all we received a good response, however due to the story not having conflict it was advised that we should change the direction of the story and possibly compare Don Riggo school to a less privileged public school, in order to expose the disadvantages of the other public schools that don’t have Don Riggo’s programs and or opportunities

  • The footage was good, we had a lot of footage that included the kids actually doing and explaining the work.
  • Character: the children are the heart of the stories.
  • Conflict? The conflict needs to be easy to understand. Some ideas may include:

1)   The learning difference of technology then compared to now.

2)   What problems does the technology bring to learning.

3)   The funding problems that make it hard to access more equipment.

4)   Why isn’t more schools like this school?

5)   Will certain access to technology give students at Don Riggio a learning advantage.

  • Main Topic? The main topic needs to be clearer. Maybe emphasize the voiceover, or use interview footage that asks/ answers more questions. The interviews are always important to the subject.