(^o^) wrote:We DO NOT want to be like the other 100 people on youtube who post their video
to show whatever it is that they want. Our goal is to make a legit film.
that may be your goal,. but how do you intend to set yourselves apart from those other 100 people? so far youve said nothing that makes me believe you can actually do that.. as mentioned we've had tons of people 'document' burning man and really produce a bunch of crap.. youve not really instilled much confidence in being any different... your proposal (and apparent understanding of documentary work) appears nebulous, at best..
So far our main interest is analyzing the disparity in appearance
and what Burning Man was originally founded on.
how do you intend to do this? its easy to say that as a main interest but you'll achieve this how? who will be the person/group you go to when examining this issue ? how do you do it and why do you choose those people/group to talk to?
every video we watch shows us completely different sides. Maybe that's what it's about? Diversity. Well then that's what we're gonna end up talking
wait.. so youre not gonna do the above? now its about diversity? Pick one thing... if you do this, how do you plan to document that? who do you talk to? why is that person/group the one you talk to instead of others?
Well, but there is a huge spiritual component that we've noticed in everyone's point of view. We're gonna tap into that as well.
oh uhh,.. another thing.. wait so its not gonna be about the changes from what it was founded upon or the diversity.. now its about spirituality? again, pick one thing... if you do this thing, how are you going to choose the people/things/groups you document? and why are those choices made?
We're gonna document things as they come.
oh.. GREAT.. just document things as they come, fine! just throw out all sense and reason and just document anything you see... thats a lot easier than actually.. you know, having a well defined goal and reason for doing something.. I guess one neednt ask how you would document things 'as they come' because.. there is no reasoning or guidance or direction behind it.. again, way too broad and .. hey! pick one thing.. be focused.. isnt that what documentary work is supposed to be doing? ...you mention not wanting to be like all those people on Youtube.. their videos are doing exactly this: 'document things as they come' ..you wont set yourself apart by having 5-6 different things you want to throw in and muddling it up by adding on top of that 'things as they come'
please spread the word!
spread the word about what? 'apparently inexperienced documentary crew wants to document something
at burning man but they dont seem to know what that something actually
Hey, i think we can all agree that wanting to do stuff at burning man sounds like fun.. but,.. to actually do it one needs to have a well defined plan of action and goals that can be used to measure the success of the work done..
'my goal is to build a giant stroboscopic zoetrope at burning man that functions and delights everyone and remove it without leaving a trace' .....we can easily see if this works or not, goal and success is easily measured here
'my goal is to build a large scale sound camp with video lights and sound that entertains thousands and to remove it without leaving a trace' .....again, we can easily determine the success of this project because of the goals
'my goal is to create a documentary project that documents things as they come, documents spirituality at burning man, documents diversity at burning man, documents the changes from the founding to the current day burning man and etc...' ...while it might seem easy to guage the success of this.. without further clearly defining HOW youll do that.. it will be next to impossible to gauge the success of the project..
i think youre coming at it from the wrong angle.
you should be starting with a clearly defined easily measureable goal.
'my goal is to document the diversity at burning man by talking to artists and creators who are working in vastly different creative projects such as building the temple, a large sound camp, a mobility camp and a lgbt camp' ....here we can easily judge success based upon easily understood goals.. "did you talk to those people? yes.. or no?" .. "did you ask them questions that let us learn things about them? yes or no.."
i think you need to go back to the drawing board and really figure out what it means to document something..
remember that while this project may be one of your own doing... ALL of the participants and people in the burning man community have a stake in it.. youre telling our story..
its better to have a way to gauge the success of this work before it even begins...
as is, i dont see how i could measure the possible success of this project because it is totally nebulous and pie in the sky land..