Veterans Memories Project Educational Documentary

Veterans Memories Project Educational Documentary

The feature-length Veterans Memories Project educational documentary is meant to capture, preserve and share the stories of our Canadian veterans before they are gone.

Synopsis

A group of veterans who range from WWII to Afghanistan retell their personal experiences in hopes that their stories can touch Canada’s next generations.

Video Breakdown

Skills Editing, Cinematography, Final Cut Pro 7, After Effects CS5, Writing, Audio Mixing
Position Picture Editor, Director, Cinematographer
Year 2012
Genre Documentary
Format HD
Run Time 77 minutes
Director Danielle Bastien

Veterans Memories Project Educational Documentary Production Stills

Description

The editing goal with the feature documentary was to have it broken into digestible sections.

These sections would have to fit the length of class time in an average Ontario high school and touch on various topics in the curriculum.  All of this, while also sharing insightful and moving stories told by our veterans.

I prepared questions, talking points and the script with co-writer Emily Baker. I lit the scene, operated first camera while logging and directing. Post-production was completed by me.  Capturing, editing and mixing the feature documentary.

Several trailers, a commercial for the Windsor Historical Society, and a short preview were also created.  All of these were created from the footage shot in one day of interviews.

Why Veterans Stories Are Important Preview

Why Veteran Voices Are Important from Danielle Bastien on Vimeo.

Testimonial

“I get the chance to write to you, to praise you, to commend you, to update you and to thank you. We were fortunate, we were blessed and we were so grateful to you for making everything so easy for us.”

Dann Bouzide — Coordinator, Windsor Historical Society