Question by …: I’m a 17 year old amateur filmmaker. My mom wants me to do a CSPAN contest. Documentaries aren’t my thing.
The contest is about making a documentary about a current political issue. I’m interested in animal rights and environmental issues but documentaries are not my area. I wouldn’t to know where to begin. I made some movies with my friends where we remade scenes from our favorite movies. I narrated behind the scenes footage. My mom says that I was really good and that and that’s all I would need to do for the contest. She doesn’t understand that editing and many other aspects are involved to. I like to do creative M. Night Shymallan-type camera angles. I WANT TO BE BEHIND THE CAMREA, NOT IN FRONT OF IT. How do I explain this to my mom?
We are REALLY close but she doesn’t understand that there is a difference between documentaries and what I am good at. Both my grandma and mom saw the contest commercial and thought of me. I don’t want to disappoint them. If my mom really wants me to do this then I will but I just want her to understand.
Here’s the website www.studentcam.org/About.html
Answer by zoey1176
If you don’t want to be in front of the camera then ask a friend to be and you can direct like you want to.
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