I spent the 3 weekends through Easter (and a little more) filming my documentary, this consisted of a series of interviews which I did by putting on nights at the church for the young people to come and part-take using pizza and pop to entice them. After a few scares of people not turning up, we actually got some good interviews and I am very pleased with how the interviews went and felt I got a lot out of each one.
I started editing after Easter, and am finding it hard to use AVID as I haven’t used it since the first year, but have also kind of picked it back up again (I hope!) Nothing drastically bad has happened so far…
I have started to look at Hackney-specific research, after getting to hear in the interviews a lot more about gang culture and post-code warfare and realising how prominent it is in life for my young people, I started to look into anything I could find out about it, videos, news stories, documentaries. It’s been shocking realisation; especially as one of my young people, who is a regular at youth church was recently stabbed 9 times (and survived), during the filming section of my production.
I have decided to re-shoot my driving scenes with a car mount, to get a more professional look and feel into my documentary, I feel this will be the best option to make my documentary up to the standard I need. I will be doing that this weekend.
Editing will continue after this weekends re-shoot to splice in the new footage, and then tidy up the rest of the documentary as I feel I have got the bulk of it in the correct order, and as I want, it just now needs that fine tuning to turn it into a real film. I also need to add the music tracks.
I need to decide exactly what tracks I am going to use, I have an idea but really need to specify exactly this week.
I am in the process of using stills from my documentary to put together a DVD cover and poster for the film, also using the logo I have made by a professional Graphic Designer. (as above!)
-Deciding the Name
Deciding the name has been one of the hardest things about this documentary, I am at a real loss, I think the best name would be: Welcome to Hackney, as there is a strong theme of arriving in hackney throughout the film.