Hi all, I'm just looking for some opinions from you guys, professional or not.
A charity and I are currently in the planning stages of a sponsored walk from England to Egypt, travelling across Europe and the middle east. The aim being to raise money for water projects in Egypt.
My job will be documenting the entire trip from start to finish.
I'm not really looking for technical advice as of now, but I'd like to hear what you think the best format for the end result should be?
It's important that there is a real sense of a long journey and a end goal, and it will be broken up by staged interviews as well as the documentation.
Should I perhaps plan to edit to show a lot of detail, and spread it out over a few 'webisodes'? Think of 'Long Way Down' as an example. I could really show the life of a traveller, and have a richer narrative given the longer screen-time.
Or should I perhaps just capture the essence of the journey and compile the trip into more of a mini-feature documentary (about an hour perhaps). The journey in 1 watch is more likely to be watched by more people, and watching it start to finish in one go often leaves a more evocative feeling than breaking it up.
It's a tricky decision, I generally prefer to immerse myself in something start to finish, it has a much stronger effect in my opinion... but maybe its too ambitious? It's going to be a lot of material.
I think it's important I know what the end product will be before I'm out there, so I'm interested in your thoughts.