Make a short, 30-second documentary, the topic is up to you. Some good ideas include:

*How to make something
*What someone’s job is like
*What it’s like trying something new
*Show yourself doing something you are terrible at
*Show yourself doing something you are AMAZING at

No narration necessary. Show, don’t tell.

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Assignment from the DS106 Assignment Bank submitted by Anonymous.

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10 Responses Completed for this Challenge

  • How to: Be a Lab Attendant (Vanessa Zielinski)

      After this assignment I have learned the little joys of looking into the camera too long, and that doing a sweet dance at the end of a shift really makes a huge difference. I decided to do a small documentary on the life of a lab assistant in the Gaylord Creative Lab. The only … Continue reading “How to: Be a Lab Attendant”

  • How To Draw Donald Trump (Debonair Dragonfly)

    The theme of my video is a simple how-to video. More specifically, it is how to draw Donald Trump. . . He shit on my gender and flushed away my hopes of equal rights, all while wiping with his ass…

  • Iron Chef- College Edition (My blog)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jxZHjKw-H-QlhwVkdDTXJsMk0/view?usp=sharingJust because you can’t afford 5 star dinners as a college doesn’t mean we can’t spice up our normal routine. This evening I have prepared for you a nice pasta with spicy finish all done in about 3 mins max. Since I eat ramen pretty frequently even though it’s not the best for my health […]

  • The Wonderful Things You Can Do With A Big Box (Lara Olivia Olfers)

    For this challenge, I showed the best thing (or at least the best that I can think of) you can do with a big box, or a How To Scare Your Friends. I was browsing through my classmates’ challenges trying to think of an idea when I saw Kylie Almon’s documentary of how to scare people … [Read more…]

  • Morning Cup of Coffee (This Must be the Place)

    Even though this had a very simple outcome of a video, it did take me a minute to get the hang of using Premiere. Though, the tutorials really helped make using the system a bit simpler. For the 30 second documentary, I decided to keep things pretty simple and make a video showing how I make my morning cup of coffee. It was funny how something so simple was still a bit tough to cut down to 30 seconds, but I finally got it in the end. I think for my first video, especially just using my phone to record, it turned out pretty alright. I’ve never really been that interested in making videos, but I actually thought it was pretty fun.

    Check out my video here: 

    https://youtu.be/IFJ2XQsaDMw 

  • Bon Appétit (Mackenzie Metzger)

    As a college student, everyone knows that microwave meals are a MAJOR key. But when you live in your own house, you get to have access to a beautiful thing called an “oven.” So this tutorial is an upgrade from the microwave instructions and helps you figure out how to cook things in a fancy […]

  • DOC (My blog)

    In this doc I show you the new oil release smell good device I just bought and I show you how to use it. It is a very simple concept but I really think it is a cool deal and wanted to show you guys.
     

  • How to Scare People (Advertising Portfolio )

    Being a huge fan of mockumentaries, for example Spinal Tap and Best in Show, I thought it would be super fun to make my own documentary. It is convenient timing that the new American Horror Story season was just released and happens to be documentary themed. That is what inspired me to follow my roommates around … Continue reading “How to Scare People”

  • How to make a PB & J (Drew’s News)

    My thought process for this assignment was to keep it simple. This assignment reminded me of one I once did in 7th grade, where we had to write a very detailed essay on how a person is supposed to brush his or her teeth. The point of that assignment was to show us how important […]

  • Austin City Limits Documentary (Carter Skeen)

    Link to view the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3mFMcNEO3uYWDdNQWRjOEpXdW8/view?usp=sharing A couple of weeks ago my buddies and I went down to Austin, Texas for the famous music festival Austin City Limits. I’m a film minor and really enjoy shooting things here and there. Most of the time when I’m on a trip or doing something cool I document … More Austin City Limits Documentary

1 Tutorial for this Challenge

  • Iron Chef- College Edition (My blog)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jxZHjKw-H-QlhwVkdDTXJsMk0/view?usp=sharingJust because you can’t afford 5 star dinners as a college doesn’t mean we can’t spice up our normal routine. This evening I have prepared for you a nice pasta with spicy finish all done in about 3 mins max. Since I eat ramen pretty frequently even though it’s not the best for my health […]

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