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30 Second Documentary

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Make a short, 30-second documentary, the topic is up to you. Some good ideas include:

*How to make something
*What someone's job is like
*What it's like trying something new
*Show yourself doing something you are terrible at
*Show yourself doing something you are AMAZING at

No narration necessary. Show, don't tell.

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Week 8 Video Production: (My 30-second Documentary Video 3 STAR ASSIGNMENT) & (My Product-Review Video 1 STAR ASSIGNMENT)

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