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AFRICAN SCHOOLS / BARBADOS AT THE RACES / GUARDING THE QUEEN / SYRIAN SCHOOLS / GRAND DESIGNS / GLOBE TREKKER / INDIAN SCHOOLS / GOLD RUSH

How to make a documentary showreel? I've no idea.

 

There are several showreels on this page. Film 1 takes the music montage apporach.  Down below I've put together 8 more 'showreels': Whole scenes from different films under different headings .... so its a bit like lucky dip!

 

As all the films are ripped off DVD its not very Hi Res which is a bit limiting but I hope it gives you an idea  

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SHOWREEL:Music montage - global gumbo.

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OBSERVATION 1: Observational Film making: Capturing characters and weaving narratives out of real life events that one happen once. There is no take 2. 

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CHARACTER: Great characters take you places you wouldn't expect.  Other people allow us to see ourselves in a new way. Here are some of my favorites.

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INTERVIEW:  For me the challenge is always when, where and how to interview characters in the flow of life to really make the most of the subject matter. Lock-offs are rare but they have their place

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ACTION!: Storytelling in the physical world

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OBSERVATION 2: Jean Rouch coined the term "ciné-trance" to describe the creative state which the observer-filmmaker was able to reach in certain moments of filming: "The only way to film is to walk with the camera, taking it where it is most effective and improvising another type of ballet with it..." .. Wouldn't it have been great to have been a French camera director in the sixties?!

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POLITICS: In his Time Out review in Phil Harrison said that Syrian Schools was "Excellent contemporary history".  I really like this term. For me there is no black and white.  Life and especially politics are always contradictory and ambiguous 

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WITNESS: Life and Death

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PRESENTERS: I also make normal telly sometimes!

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