Have you ever googled “how to…” and then fixed or built something? Fixing, making, designing and invention are all part of figuring things out and following your curiosity. For this challenge, you are going to produce a story about someone who has created something new by tinkering and building.
Your challenge is to produce a PROFILE STORY about someone (or a group) who has invented a new product or service.
Profile video news story (2-5 mins long)
A short doc or story that shows real events and fact-based information about an issue, person, or place. Your piece must include at least one interview, supplementary b-roll and a strong beginning, middle and end. Be creative and think about how best to tell the story. Ask: does it need voiceover? Can it be a NAT sound story (subjects tell the story with no voiceover)? How will it appeal to an online audience?
B-roll is going to be very important. A good short doc will be next level with some great b-roll!
Use b-roll as the VISUAL REPRESENTATION of the story. If you are interviewing someone, listen closely, make notes, and then record video of the actions, objects, and places described during the interview. Especially for this project, strong b-roll will help communicate the story of the inventor or inventions that you choose.
Go HERE to see warm-up activity & interview questions to consider.