About this video
Ian Vanreenen makes handmade knives including one out of dog bone. This is my first attempt at making a short documentary style film, I enjoyed making it, I hope you enjoy watching it. FEED BACK IS WELCOMETags: dog bone | knife | the knife man | president george w bush
You have a really good story here Abram but you make two of the most common mistakes; first you try to make the character tell the story and that's not his job, that's your job and if you want to make documentary films then you need a narrative. If you don't like using your own voice then have someone else do the voice-over for you. Secondly the ratio of talking head to b-roll is backwards. You need to shoot much more b-roll, lots of sequences of the knives being made using Michael's 5-Shot technique and have fewer soundbites. This is a very visual story but you haven't shown me the visuals.