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Final critique

1. add music to interview
2. ending song to ends to abrupt
3. motorcycle scene to long fade out a little sooner.
4. using music as a transition (maybe)
5. interview a little static…ken burns effect a little to much?
6. little monsters not working at the moment
other notes to consider:
audio story…does the story itself make since.
add more b-roll.
add a little more happy ending.

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mid-term review notes

1. put more focus on him being type 1 vs. type 2
2. remove questions (slides)
3. motion graphics over used.
4. don’t need music underneath the whole film.
5. introduce him sooner (pictures maybe) 10 sec.

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Check List

LMW2Checklist Updated

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Our logo “Sketchy Productions” will open our film. Then we will cut to B Roll footage of Andrew and his day to day life, with voice over’s by himself and mother Coleen. We will also include classical music to help set the mood for the introduction and body. As Andrew Vanmeter introduces himself, the title of the film will be introduced as well.


Core Concept: Our film will follow Andrew Vanmeter and his life living with type 1 diabetes to raise awareness on the disease.

To help get our story across, we plan to use A Roll, B Roll, many still images, infographs, voice overs, music, and transition elements. This will help set the mood for our core concept and back up facts that we have researched. We have interviews with various people using tightly framed close ups and medium shots to capture emotion. Our music will set the pace and mood of our film. It will also help with the transition from sad to positive.


To summarize our film we plan to have Doctor Kim state statistics that will lead to a group of people saying that they are type 1 diabetic as well. This will help support what we have shown and help spread awareness to our audience. In addition our inspirational music will help our audience feel what our main character has gone through.



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The narrative spine of our film is built around 4 questions that drives the focus of our film:

1. Who is Andrew VanMeter?

2. What is Diabetes?

3. What is life like living with Diabetes?

4. How can we prevent Diabetes?

Our story will focus on one main character, Andrew VanMeter.  His story will be the driving force of the film and will be supported by a few supporting characters.  His tale will be supported by stories shared from his Wife and his Mother.  We also hope to get interviews with other diabetics and their experiences, and a physician to provide us with an expert’s opinion on the matter.

Andrew’s daily struggles with Diabetes is the conflict present in our film.

We hope that through our core questions we explore a disease that’s known about but not understood.  We hope that by sharing Andrew’s story we will raise awareness of Diabetes and spread information on how to prevent Diabetes in the future.

The inciting incident in our story took place when Andrew was diagnosed with diabetes as a child.  His lifelong struggle is the catalyst that moves our story forward.

Getting enough supporting characters and supporting footage proves to be our most difficult task.



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Core Concept

Our Core Concept is: Our Film Will follow Andrew VanMeter and his Life living with Type 1 Diabetes to raise awareness on the disease.

Inciting: Andrew was born a Diabetic.

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Title: “My life as a Diabetic”

Story: The film is about Andrews struggle with Diabetes and how he has turned it into something positive. We plan to interview Andrew and his Mom. We also are going to try to interview Andrews doctor.

Approach: We plan to use live shooting, time lapse, text screen, motion graphics, interviews.

Style interactive: Audience will hear us asking questions and describing some situations going on during hand held shots.

Obligatories: We want to tell you Andrews story by showing him correcting his blood sugar and testing his blood sugar. We also want to show statistics about diabetes.

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