During the second year of CreComm, students are required to complete an Independent Professional Project (IPP). Some students write and publish books, others host events, some do radio shows — I have chosen to film a documentary.
It’s been something I’ve always wanted to do, regardless of my zero experience behind a camera.
As a student who just chose journalism as her major, naturally I enjoy telling a good story. The fact that I get to try my hand at telling a story visually really excites me. And, if you checked out my personal branding assignment, you would have noticed that filming a documentary was on my bucket list. Awesome.
So, a goal I have set for myself this reading week — besides completing my long list of assignments — is to watch as many documentaries as I can (at least six). So far, I have watched:
1. West of Memphis (2012)
2. Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
3. The Act of Killing (2012)
4. Mansome (2012)
As you can see I have at least two more to watch. If you have any suggestions on some interesting/different/thought-provoking/visually-appealing or must-see documentaries, please tell me in the comments section below!