305 110310 Andy Garrison on documentary film

305 110310 Andy Garrison on documentary film - Andy...

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Andy Garrison on documentary film Human urge to make stories, to explain and understand the world and our consciousness of it unlike other creatures How to choose subjects for documentary something excites your imagination have to raise money to support project, so some choose topics that people will support, like $ for documentary on space program he tends to pick things that excite him, but support sometimes hard Example of early documentary of his, Portraits and Dreams Photographs by Appalachian children, in Kentucky Liked giving kids an opportunity to tell their stories Photos selected from b/w photos taken by kids in public schools in Kentucky taken for family records or photo albums, get repurposed for exhibits at Smithsonian Interviews with teachers, kids, talking about photos Some kids interviewed by teacher, some by Garrison Most audio under stills Took self portraits first, although kids felt awkward about it at first Those let people reveal themselves Asked kids to describe their subjects in interviews
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