Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Content vs. Capability
Profile #1: A person has a very specific idea about what they want to do their documentary about. It may be about gay marriage, or a spiritual journey, a lost story of LA. Some do know how to make docs, and want an outside point of view to help them get clarity on how to proceed, others don't know how to make docs yet, but they want to, and they are starting with this story.
Profile #2: A person who doesn't really have a strong idea about what they want to tell, but has a strong desire for the skill set. Something in them wants to be able to make documentaries, and they come to me to learn the skills so they can apply them as they journey through life.
What is interesting to me:
In the case of #2's I can help them look for good subjects. They can begin to know what it is they are looking for - essentially a story with a strong transformation - or the hope of one. Of course, there is the idea of choosing someone who might be a good subject, and I would refer them to my interview with Kirby Dick