I find that every great story is derived from detailed interviews and research. I’ve started out my piece of the project with a handful of great stories about DATA collection and a great amount of freedom to research content to support these stories. For those who don’t know, it’s my job to transform these stories and concepts into videos.
This week I worked on videos 1-3 pre-production. The biggest challenge this week was re-drafting the stories into a film narrative format. Short videos need a certain “to the point” voice that is not necessary in blog posts.
I also read up on creative commons. I’ve used CC materials in the past but, I hadn’t read about the differences in each license until this project. I needed to select a licenses that left options open for me to use other people’s materials (video, photos, and graphics) so I moved forward with suggesting the videos fall under CC-By NC ND.
More info here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
I’ve done web research for public domain/creative commons media in the past but, this new search engine really gives a lot of options that I am quite comfortable integrating quickly into the project.