Poignant, heart-rending. If you understand English, chances are high you’ll be shedding tears after watching this film. This is a well made yet simple and effective interview film about Malignant Melanoma. Survivors as asked about what advice they would give their 16 year old selves to prepare for the fateful day they are diagnosed with Melanoma.
Observe the techniques that are used to make this film so beautifully made:
1) Obviously setting the camera on a tripod makes it look professional.
2) The lighting is not harsh, the shadows are soft. They use low key lighting but the film isn’t underexposed.
3) There is a strong storyline.
4) The questions that are asked encouraged the interviewees to offer meaningful content.
5) The interviewees may have been asked to rehearse before the camera started recording.
6) Film editing plays a crucial role- the story is edited in a coherent way that engages the viewer. Notice how some interviewees answer each other’s questions.
The film above is excerpted from the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund
This film was made possible thanks to the generosity of real Canadians and Americans whose lives have been touched by melanoma. These are not actors. We cannot thank this group enough for sharing their stories with us.
Visit their YouTube Channel here: DCMF Canada