LEC 2: Technical Tips for Nonfiction
Interview Tips from NPR
- As a group, begin writing the proposal for your film. Create a page on the project site called Project Proposal.
- LMW2 Project Proposal Guide
- Post the proposal on a new page of your project website. Reminder: original website authors must add their group members in WordPress as admins so that all members can post to the blog.
- Continue preproduction with your team. This includes filling out part 2 of your checklist, working on your interview questions, your story, and setting up appointments.
- Make a Post on the blog with your interview questions. Your interview questions act as a script and allow you to have an informed conversation when you shoot your interviews — make them good.
- Shoot an interview with every member of your team.
- Use the HPX170 and a lavalier mic, make sure all camera settings are correct (use the Field Guide in the camera bag).
- Set up a strong composition. Each person answer the question, "What's this film about?" and any other questions you have about the story you are telling.
- Rework the questions until you get good, usable answers – you will use this footage for an assignment in Session 3.
- In FCPX, create a new Library and import the footage from your camera.
- FCPX Media Management
- Name the Library according to your production team name, your initials and the date. For example: "Team_JS_7-22-12". Use this naming structure for the class.
1. Work on your 'Project Proposal' page.
2. Make appointments for interviews, plan & schedule shoots.
Student examples of PROJECT PROPOSALS: