- cut down some effects on the last couple of seconds
- a little too much and a little too rush
- mom's audio at the end is going out
- fix pictures, move them around, and take out
- dissolves don't need to be there and some need to be longer
- Millie talks more about her story more before meeting her parents
- don't overlap things too much
- spread it out more
- Ending needs more work so it feels more uplifting.
- Good Emotion
- Court house ending
- More hopeful
- Organize a bit more story
- Treating people more like characters
- More about mary
Familys not blood Intro meeting everyone
Struggle and Chronology are the story
Talk about adoption (Courthouse) and Family's not blood outro.
For the introduction, imagine a young Millie, all happy and stuff. It is the day of her adoption and she is stoked! We will start with Millie narrating along with the footage we have of her when she was young. And then, we crossfade into her life as a young adult having been a seasoned child of adoption. She tells us her story. And for the end, we see Millie now, just as happy and stoked as the day she was adopted to reflect on her childhood and compare who she was then to now.
Interviews with Millie, Mary and Vicky Manaoat
videos/pictures of the adoption
documents of the adoption
organization of the story
music to enhance the emotion
Our approach to this documentary is going to be to use Interviews as the main narration throughout the film to create a story and to show how adoption impacts lives long term ways. We will be using pictures of an actual adoption court case and footage and pictures for background and story.
“A multitude of issues may arise when children become aware that they have been adopted. Children may feel grief over the loss of a relationship with their birthparents and the loss of the cultural and family connections that would have existed with those parents. This feeling of loss may be especially intense in closed or semi-open adoptions where little or no information or contact is available with birthparents. Such grief feelings may be triggered at many different times throughout the child’s life including when they first learn of their adoption, during the turbulent teen years, upon the death of other family members, or even as when becoming a spouse or parent.”