Quarantine work time! For my second project on the semester, I filmed the screening of Never Again: Forging a Convention For Crimes Against Humanity. This film was created by Dr. Leila Sadat, a Washington University professor and academic who has been working to forge a UN-backed treaty on the subject of crimes against humanity. I edited the Q&A so that you could see the questions before she answered them.
I filmed this project way back on March 3rd, before coronavirus had become the issue it is today. Now that we are all confined to our homes, I have had much more time to edit and plan out the video. I think it turned out well. I tried to structure it somewhat like a news package. One mistake I made that wasn't so great was not white-balancing the footage. It didn't come out in the best colors. I think this was a better learning experience on how to film with an iPhone, which I only do infrequently.
However, I like the final product. Dr. Sadat did not have a ton of time for an interview, so I thought this would be the best method of storytelling. This was obviously meant to be much more informative about the treaty and Dr. Sadat's mission than "entertaining." In fact, the subject at hand is very serious and the more people that talk about it, the more we can come together to construct an international consensus on these laws. To view Dr. Sadat's film, go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr6pPDvJpUY
The author of this blog is Sean Ferguson, a senior at Ladue High School taking Broadcast Technology.