The Ukrainian Society of Economic Freedoms appealed with the concept of a documentary film about the land market of Ukraine.
The idea of the film: to “humanize” the land market. To show that the reform is not about ephemeral improvement, but primarily about people. About solving specific problems that thousands of Ukrainians face every day. About social justice and about the right guaranteed by the Constitution to be the owner of one’s land.
The case of the documentary “Land Market” includes the full cycle of documentary production from scriptwriting to post-production:
- Search for characters
- Shooting preparation
- Voice-over recording ( ua/eng)
During scriptwriting, our scriptwriter became an expert on agrarian issues.
In a fairly short time, he had to study the issue of the land market of Ukraine, its history, and understand the situation in which agrarians and share owners are now.
Searching for interviewees and characters for a future film is quite a difficult task. If Ukrainian Society of Economic Freedoms is familiar with the respondents, then the owner of the shares had to be searched. There were several “idle” outings, in which the characters gave a “reticent” frame or were not particularly talkative themselves. And yet, ideal characters were found.
Directly, the shooting process took 7 working days. It was very successful to gather most of the respondents in one place and interview them for the documentary in just two days. The rest of the time was spent on a business trip to Ukraine for filming on location. Aerial photography was also carried out in parallel.
The time for editing the material includes video editing, creating infographics, sound-design and recording Ukrainian and English voice-over. When choosing an English-speaking announcer, we give you the opportunity to decide on an accent. It can be either a British or an American announcer.
It is interesting that the English-speaking announcer was still unable to pronounce the last name “Yakivna”, emphasizing “i” 7 times.