Asbury University offers documentary course where students group into teams of three and create an eight minute long documentary on their chosen subject. The class draws a combination of students from the Media Communications and the Communications departments. The Communications students bring journalistic skills and PR insight. The Media students bring technical knowledge and visual creativity.
A friend of mine who is from the Media program was paired with two students from the Communications program. Because of this, he asked me to assist on some of their interview days to help gather b-roll and run camera so he could focus on sound/teach his partners about the equipment.
Out of some of the footage I gathered, I created a video for A Cup of Commonwealth, which can be found on my video portfolio page.
Even though I did not take the class, I've had so much fun learning about the genre through helping with this project.
I was asked to create lower thirds for the documentary based of their specifications. It was a simple request, and I enjoyed making a simple digital coffee cup for their use. I look forward to doing more projects like this and seeing how their handwork manifests in their documentary Coffee Culture.