Some interesting facts I learned about my topic, stained glass, was how it is actually made. I had no idea how many different steps and how long it took to fully and successfully complete and stained glass window. I understand now it takes a lot of patience and talent to work with stained glass. You can tell by just looking stained glass windows, they are absolutely beautiful.
From this project I learned how important the actual filmmaking is to a movie. If you do not have a correct area and settings on the camera it can ruin everything! It is also important to take shots from angles that complement the person or subject. Lighting plays a big key in the way your video will look in the end.
The part of our documentary that make me most proud are the sections where there is footage from Bovard Studios. It took a lot of work to get a tour set up, we were so excited when we actually got to visit a place where stained glass was the main idea. We learned so much from the touring the studio, I feel like the footage also adds a lot of interest to our movie. Watching the workers in action really helps you understand the process.
If we had more time, I think we could improve our documentary by adding in more of our footage and pictures. The footage has so much important information within it! It was the correct length for our class project, but if you didn't know anything about stained glass there could be some parts that are left out.