Ayana interviews female Camera Operator Leanne Rogers
Updated: Apr 20
For the weekly blog, I asked my mentor Leanne Rogers about her experience in being a camerawoman and her answers and advice were very useful for me.
What made you want to make the 'Violet Vixen' documentary in 2018?
- 'I'm friends with Leo's mum, because they lived in my home town. I usually find people that I already know, that way it's more personal and more comfortable to film. I want to give people a voice, such as the older generation, and do nice things for people.'
What problems did you face when making documentaries?
- 'One time I didn't have a clear ending, you have to always make sure that you have a clear point that you want to get across before starting your video'
What motivated you to go out and make documentaries?
- 'I want to give people a voice, such as the older generation, and do nice things for people.' For example, Leanne made a documentary called 'Shipped Out', giving a voice to Londoners going through a housing crisis.