Unit 2 Task 1 Parts B & C

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Unit 2 Task 1 Parts B & C

  1. 1. Unit 2 task 1 parts B & C Documentary pre production work.
  2. 2. Please nominate one person in your production group for each task. <ul><li>Primary Research: By now you are in production groups, but this work must be shared out equally. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a person you might use as the subject for a new television documentary, “A Day in the Life of ________” </li></ul><ul><li>Devise an interview. Plan this carefully using appropriate locations, as well as open and close ended questions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Focus groups. <ul><li>Bring together or interview separately, at least three people who have had, or still have a formative influence on your subject. Try to develop your interviewing techniques at this stage. You should film this and assess your material using what you know about documentary techniques, and MIGRAIN. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summative:- Two members of the group to do this. <ul><li>Product comparisons: Compare two of the documentaries you have studied in depth. Do this in pairs, but make sure your outcomes are individually produced. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare in terms of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>How does it seek to entertain? </li></ul><ul><li>Inform? </li></ul><ul><li>Educate? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the target audience? (use national economic profiling & young and Rubican’s psychographic profiling) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Target audience : Please nominate one member of your group to create a profile for your target audience. <ul><li>In your group decide on a target audience for your idea for a new documentary, “A Day in the Life of ________”. Justify your choice using your research and audience theory . </li></ul><ul><li>(Young and Rubicon & the national economic profiling) – see handout I gave you before christmas. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Talent/actors: <ul><li>By now you have chosen your subject, and done focussed interviews on friends, family, employers, teachers associated with the person you will focus on. Decide who you would like to be in the sequence, and justify your choices. At this stage, there should be different ideas presented. You do not have to narrow down your cast yet. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Document your formative ideas and influences using spidergrams, annotated still images and other research materials. <ul><li>Try to formulate an overall concept for your sequence. These need to be individually produced. Your production for unit 3 will reflect a choosing and decision making process arising out of a good range of initial ideas . Remember that you will be making the title sequence and opening only. These ideas will inform an overall narrative for your production and give you more options at the editing stage for unit 3. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Visit locations important to your subject, do location photos, and find out about objects, mementos important to your subject. Photograph some of these. </li></ul><ul><li>Observation: Observe your subject carrying out his daily routine. For example, if they do Karate classes, watch one of this. If possible, photograph this, and do some audio recording as evidence. </li></ul>

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