Sharecropper -- The Harvest (Part 3)
Here's the final installment in the Sharecropper series! It was a fascinating experience and an experiment on many levels. It was my first attempt to plan, shoot, interview, edit and produce a documentary series on my own. Initially, I thought this would be a one episode project for Globalized, but it quickly burgeoned into a much grander film. It was also an experiment in minimalist equipment.
For the series, I used a consumer/prosumer camcorder (Canon HV20) with a relatively inexpensive onboard shotgun mic and a wide angle lens. I noticed that people were much more willing to talk to me with a tiny camera than with an A1 or HVX. I really love this camera, and I now take it wherever I think there will be an interesting event (educational or not) taking place. All in all, it's been a really terrific experience producing this series, and I look forward to more like this in the future!