Make a Documentary
Collaborate with a peer to create an interview-based documentary visual essay following the instructions below.
Immerse yourselves in a body of work by one or more Jewish photographers, and identify related primary and secondary source materials by/about the artist(s).
Once you’ve identified materials to read and view, choose a theme and construct a thesis around a collection of photographs.
Have a peer who has read and viewed the same material interview you about your thesis.
Transcribe the interview, then reconstruct it into a script with a short, coherent narrative. The scripting will be a blueprint for combining your audio and visuals.
Using a video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or iMovie, combine your audio narration with visual elements and an evocative piece of music.
Upload your visual essay onto YouTube or Vimeo and embed it into your Liberating Lens portfolio.
» Note: You can also choose to take pictures of your own, and create a documentary that combines your own pictures with those of a photographer you choose to study.