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IA 301 - Research Methods for Documentary Film: Welcome

A guide to topic research and intellectual property issues related to documentary film production.

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Welcome

cameraThis guide will provide you with key links to resources for your documentary film project as well as information about copyright and fair use.

Relevant assignments:

1) Research Package
2) Rough and Final Cut

 

Questions to ask yourself?

  • Why am I making this film? Who cares?
  • What do I want to show?
  • What information or facts do I need? Where should they come from?
  • Are there other documentaries that do something similar?
  • Is there existing media I can use to tell my story?

 

To get started:
1) Log into your Google account

2) Consider using a Google document to keep track of research you do in this session. You might also try a mind map to visualize all the components of your project.

3) Move through this guide to identify relevant resources and track them in your Google doc. 

4) Final step - format each reference using a standard citation style, like MLA or APA. See the Citations tab for more info.

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