Making a archaeological film in the Sanisera Field School
In session 6 of the 2013 Sanisera field school three students, Pedro, James and Rabia took part on the film program. They were taught the basic rules and styles of documentary making by Macià Florit. They then went on to make two documentaries the first in an expository style the second in a more observatory style.
What have we done in the course?
PROJECT 1: BASILICAS UNCOVERED
For the first project Basilicas Uncovered we did some research on basilicas in the island of Menorca, during this research we found out that, although Menorca is a small island, there are 7 basilicas that have been dug and an 8th that is currently in the digging process.
We focused on the 8th basilica and shot on site footage of the dig, also, we went to another site where the Son Bou basilica is located in order to do a comparison between the two contrasting styles of these basilicas.
Making a archaeological interview in the Sanisera Field School
While in the process of making this video it was revealed to us that there was an interesting find at the 8th basilica site, where the archaeologists found that this structure is much bigger than it seems.
We then went about in the screen writing process trying to highlight the importance of this new find and what consequences it would have on the site and the archaeologists.
We choose to film this documentary in an Expository style to help communicate what the site was and the work of the archaeologists on it.
We learnt how to use the editing program Final Cut Pro in the post-production thanks to the help of the course instructor Macià Florit.