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How to make a film
Five young film-makers are making a short film about British hurdler and Olympic hopeful Zara Hohn. They meet expert documentary filmmaker Cassius Rayner to research the film and plan their shoot, which includes getting to know their main character and working out the key story. Together, the group writes a shooting script, shot list and a list of questions for Zara. The group shoots at Zara's training centre on an affordable high street camcorder and tripod. They compose an interview shot and conduct the interview, then film a series of shots of Zara as she trains, using different angles and shot sizes. First shown in the Learning Zone on BBC in January 2012 as part of the series Making Media.
Use in preparation for a practical production task in moving image, eg making a film, documentary or other narrative piece; or for teaching specific research and camera skills. Use in conjunction with How to edit a film - Clip 13285 and watch the finished film - Clip 13287.
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