Documentary videography is a practice of observing the real world, recording video of desired events, and organizing the collection for presentation to an audience. Observations and decisions made during capture highly impact the process of documentary creation. The Mindful Camera is designed to support the story-construction goals of the documentary videographer during capture and organization of content collections. The video camera is imbued with rudimentary story-understanding capabilities incited by annotation by the videographer in the moment of capture. The camera uses common-sense knowledge and reasoning to expand metadata of captured video clips, suggest shots to the videographer, and track story patterns in the information track of a video collection. The capture process leverages the videographer�s observations during capture to increase the narrative possibility of his or her video collections.