About this project
Risks and challenges
There are low-probability existential risks, which I think can be safely discounted.
If any of the equipment required were to fail, I would have to replace it, which would be annoying but not a hardship, as money from the existing budget would be able to cover such an occurrence.
It is possible that due to severe weather for an extended period of time I will not be able to shoot the project using natural light. If this should happen I will shoot indoors with artificial light.
All of these risks are minimal because completion of the project as described requires only capabilities I have successfully demonstrated in the past, and because weather of a required severity to negatively impact the project is vanishingly unlikely.
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There is likely to be blinking. Although the film as currently planned will consist of multiple shots of relatively long duration, I do not know if I can legitimately not blink for the full length of each of those shots. (I'm not sure what that length is, but it's dependent on my camera and available storage.)
I am considering adding "no blinking" as a stretch goal, for which I'd either have to edit out the frames containing blinking, or cut on blinks.
I have not yet decided. As you may be aware, an important aspect of film--including documentary film--is the construction of an emotional experience for the viewer. This construction is accomplished by means of various techniques, one of which is the adjustment of shot length. Lengthy shots are probably going to be best suited to my intended emotional tone for this project and so I am generally thinking that there will be very few shots in the film, most if not all of them being of a relatively extended length.
I am considering this question now, along with the addition of a separate audio track for the visually impaired. These may eventually be suitable stretch goals.
If you have an opinion please do let me know in the project comments.
There will be at least 30 minutes of original staring-type footage in the finished film. No looping to stretch things out or slowing down the frame rate.