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Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

In the summer of 2018, France made the revolutionary step to ban all Neonicotinoids. This coming on the heels of a recent EU decision to ban 3 neonicotinoids, clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, for outdoor use. France takes this a step further by also...

Week 3: Structure and Interviews

Week 3: Structure and Interviews

Structure is everything in a documentary. In this week’s meeting, the production team learned the importance of documentary structure and how to conduct an interview. Like with any story, documentaries have a simple structure. There is a beginning, a middle, and an...

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Every once in a while, stories pop up in the news cycle about honey bees dying or disappearing mysteriously. Often, this is attributed to something called Colony Collapse Disorder. We have no idea what causes it yet, or how to prevent it, but here’s what we do know. ...

Week 2: Research and Contacts

Week 2: Research and Contacts

The backbone of every documentary is the quality of its research, as every aspect of the subject must be professionals without prior research into their fields. This also means that we can hold high-level conversations and understand what is being said to us, leading...

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Our colony is a BUZZ with excitement because today was the first official, face to face meeting with the entire crew! So, the focus for this documentary will be about Urban Beekeeping and raising awareness around the critical role this little creature has in our...

‘HAWAII: LIVING ON THE EDGE IN PARADISE?’ PREMIERE

‘HAWAII: LIVING ON THE EDGE IN PARADISE?’ PREMIERE

I am filled with nostalgia to report that the 2019 Producing a Documentary course has come to a close. 14 weeks worth of hard work and dedication finally paid off as we showcased our documentary over two days in two different theaters. We are lucky to have a...

Final Countdown

Final Countdown

Tuesday, April 30th, marked our last time meeting in a classroom setting. Although this was a bittersweet feeling, there was hardly time to dwell on it as there was still so much to do. We watched the documentary in its entirety and took notes of any last...

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

The premiere date for our documentary has officially been published on the Jacob Burns website Tuesday evening. This is super exciting for us to see, however, this does not mean that our video is close to being finalized. There are still a number of jobs...

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