Answer the basic questions about the situation (who, what, when, where, and why) in order to get as much information as possible about it.
This approach has been used in various ways since antiquity, and more recently by documentarists of various types.
Specifically, for any situation, the questions are as follows:
Watch the video instructions on how to fill out the W5 section.
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After you have done this to your satisfaction, proceed to Organization.