At beginning, the first scene is a man who are play an electric guitar and sing a song, I have no idea about this song’s name, but there are lyrics ‘ NO Direction Home, I gonna be alone.’ This is very match to the title of this documentary. As we know, the opening for a documentary is very important, So in this Trailer, the editor use music as a precursor to crap view’s interested.
Then , the camera switches to a black and white picture，they may shoot a scene in forest where are full of fog, so the atmosphere of the this footage looked mysterious and the background music was still running at same time.
I did a short research about ‘No Direction Home’ No Direction Home is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, his impact on 20th-century American popular music and culture. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film 4/4 stars, stating that it ‘create a portrait that is deep, sympathetic, perceptive and yet finally leaves Dylan shrouded in mystery. I think those mysterious footage make the whole video more mystery. and I really like the angle of shot which are shooting on the Bob Dylan’s face, especially when get close to the Bob’s face, and he sang a song, it’s really hook people’s attention and audiences can enjoy his music.the next shot introduced the some very basis information about Bob Dylan, and in this footage, we can know about that this documentary was talking about music or musician,something related with Bob’s music life. Bob Dylan shared his childhood and gave some photo when he was child, in this footage, we can see when the editor edit this footage, her switches different scene but the she didn’t cut off the Bob’s voice, I mean she continue play the Bob’s voice but swap the different scene. it is a good way to make a documentary, it just like Bob to explain his own story.
When Bob’s voice stop, they played Bob Dylan’s music as the background music. Then the shot swap to Bob Dylan.
When introduced the Bod’s past, the editor used some old pictures which relate to Bob and describe his past, so the footage is more like an old man sharing his memory.
I think it is a very good way to make a documentary by using some old pictures, because for them those pictures and memory is most precious thing in the world, and for audiences this pictures can interest viewers.
The first footage was showing audiences that a man who are a singer which singing in a stage , so these documentary is clear display the key thing—music or music live.
And then in rest of 2 mins sequence, it continue to talk Bob Dylan how his father influence his and how much his love the music. So I think in the rest of documentary, it will give more detail about his music life and share his experience as well. May be will have some people who are very close to Bob Dylan, and they may be invited to talk more about Bob Dylan’s life, and give some reason why Bob Dylan can impact American music and culture in 20th-century maybe.