View Full Version : First attempt in documentary form, Occupy London

05-31-2012, 01:17 PM
So i've been dabbling in film for a while, i've done 3 years of A level film (repeated the first year to get a B up to an A) and i've watched alot of films obviously. But it was only recently, maybe in the last 6 months or so that I decided I wanted to make documentaries. It's largely to do with my political interests, because I want to use it as a medium to consider and explain various political, maybe even philosophical subjects, but hey, early days :).

I had to produce an opening/section of a film/short film for my A2 coursework, so I decided to do a documentary opening for occupy london, as i'd been spending a lot of time around the movement. It's my first attempt at documentary, i've made a few very small films before but nothing to speak of as such. Personal criticisms would definately reside with the steadiness of the camera (I was shooting on the go most of the time and didn't want to carry around a tripod) editing isn't something i've had much time to practice either, and probably overusing tilt and pan shots.
But really I just wanted to get some objective criticisms so that I know where to improve and what i've done ok at, hopefully this is one of many more explorations into the form.

Footage was taken between a Canon EOS 1100D DSLR (1080p) and a Flip Cam HD (720p)

Occupy London Documentary Opening - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=azT0FHtYV0g)

Nick Soares
05-31-2012, 01:30 PM
This sounds very promising, I'll check it out as soon as I'm back at the office

Nick Soares
05-31-2012, 02:16 PM
Is this a complete feature?

06-01-2012, 03:56 AM
No it's just a five minute opening section, looking to make some longer films this summer, but my coursework brief only required a 5 minute peice, would have loved to have carried on with it but i've got exams to be doing :)