I spent the work week between security stuff learning more about recording audio, doing on camera interviews, lighting, using a cheap gyro type steady cam etc. YouTube is filled with how to videos, and people reaching out to help you. All that tech stuff can be learned and with some practice and gear buys I can get that done. This whole story telling thing is another ball of wax thou. I need to watch lots of documentaries really need to learn from them. I need to learn how to tell stories on film. I think that will be the biggest reason why this project works or fails. Can Mr. Yaum tell a story on film?
What makes a good doc? And or average or bad doc? Is it the story? Is it the filmmakers skills? Humor? Pathos? Editing? Compelling characters? Shocking audio and video? Emotional impact? All of the above?
I feel like I have jumped into the deep end of the pool here and only know how to doggy paddle.