A documentary video is very much like a DTV News package, only in a longer form.
Student documetaries are expected to be 3-minutes or longer in length and include:
- Narration by the student reporter (call "voice over" or "VO"),
- A stand-up by the student reporter,
- Video-taped quotes (called "sound bites") from at least 3 different interviews, and Appropriate graphics including
identfiers and billboards.
Student reporters producing a documentary video must submit for approval an idea for their project. If that
idea if approved, studnets must begin asembling the information and video for their project and submt a 1st draft for approval
before continuing. Finally, student reporters producing a documentary video must submit for approval a complete
script with all the necessary director and edit cues before prodeecing edit their video and do post production work on it.