Five Tips for Nonfiction (and science) Filmmakers
The challenge for science documentaries is capturing visually compelling B-roll. If you’re interviewing a molecular biologist, what visual elements do you use other than the talking head? Typically, a combination of animations (e.g adobe After Effects) and laboratory/field shots will suffice, but interactive elements (e.g. Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker and Zeega) offer lots of new opportunities.