The Life and Death of Dixie Documentary



The Challenge

Produce a short documentary that tells a story. Create a story map, write a script, shoot quality video, and capture clear sound.

The Solution

I created a piece that documents the town where my mother’s family is from, Walstonburg, NC. This town was once thriving and is now debilitated. There is very little documented about this town, so I did first person research to acquire the archival footage. I shot the video in Walstonburg with my Canon 7D, captured sound with a boom mic, and edited the piece in Adobe Premiere.