What is my project? Two documentaries: Same topic What format of documentary is most effective? First documentary: Online video Creative edit Interactive Second documentary: Ready for television broadcast Story line Production blog: All through the project Gain feedback Produce and present research and ideas to audiences
What will I learn from the project? How the format of the documentaries effect the viewers Do they gain more information from different formats of documentary Gain information on citizen journalism and 2012 Olympics How they are working together to get Leicester’s communities more involved in the games Knowledge of online broadcasts Formats Editing styles Etc. Knowledge of television broadcasts Formats Editing styles Etc.
Why am I doing the project? To carry out an investigation Different documentary formats To find out what makes an effective documentary Information included in documentary The style of the edit Investigate citizen journalism and community media Take part in community media Find out about who is involved Why is it there? What are its aims?
Is the project on schedule? All research is complete Planning almost complete Attended lectures/conferences/community media cafes Made contacts Jennifer Jones John Coster Andy Miah Meetings with supervisor and contacts to keep updated on project process
Jennifer Jones PhD student Doctoral researcher Focuses on media landscapes around mega-events And non-sport activities of the Olympic movement Huge involvement in the Vancouver winter Olympics Looking to do similar things here with the London games
John Coster Managing editor of Citizens eye A community news scheme based in Leicester Wants to achieve a goal of 2,012 reporters by the year 2012. Working closely with researchers to set up community media cafes during the games to get the communities of Leicester actively involved.
Professor Andy Miah Co-editor of the online, academic serial ‘Culture at the Olympics Supervisor of Jennifer Jones They work together closely on the research of the non-sporting aspects of the Olympics.
Places I have been… Citizen Journalism Seminar at DMU During the first community media week Organised by Citizens Eye At the lecture was John Coster Editor in chief of Citizens Eye Simon Parker Co-editor of Citizens Eye Keith Perch Chief editor of Leicester Mercury
Places I have been… 1st Olympic Conversations Held during Community Media Week Involved the community reporters of Leicester Talked about issues they wanted changing Things they felt Leicester could do to participate Held at the Pedestrian Arts Centre, Leicester Jennifer Rachel (Another Researcher) Community Reporters Me
What will you learn from the project? Different documentary formats Online Television And other formats Issues and impacts 2012 games Processes of documentary making Research Pre-production Production Post-production
Key aspects to address from now on… Countdown to the games event in London Held at ExCel London Will be on the 8th February 2011 A chance to show how students, universities and colleges across the UK are becoming actively involved in the games in preparation for 2012 Have permission to film the event to use in my documentaries Film interviews with citizen journalists Find out what it means to them to be a citizen journalist Who can be a journalist Edit footage in two different formats Online Creative Fun Interactive Television Structured Formal
How will the success be measured? Carry out focus groups for people to see the documentaries Show both the online and television documentary Get the audiences to fill in surveys about what information they have gained from watching the documentaries Which one did they gather more information from? Which one did they enjoy more? How professional the final documentaries look Would I publish it on the internet? Would it be accepted for a television broadcast?