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  • 1. Research and Planning Michelle Maxted
  • 2. Brief
    • An extract from a new documentary TV programme (5 minutes)
    • a radio trailer for the documentary
    • a double-page spread from a listing magazine focused on the documentary
    • a newspaper advertisement for the documentary
  • 3. Target Audience
    • What audience and how is it targeted at audience.
    Age Class Gender Social profile My Target audience would be 18+ middle class both male and female This means I’m allowed to involve such content matters as violence sex and drugs.
  • 4. Documentary
    • I have decided to make my documentary on the homeless I have researched facts and information on the homeless in the UK.
    • Content of documentary-
    • Title with shocking image
    • Cut shots of real homeless with voice over of facts I have researched also use of music.
    • Interviews with ‘homeless’ (which fellow students will dress up as). This will contain many close up shots and wide angle shots of the conditions there living in.
    • Why people become homeless
    • Issue with being homeless
    • Shelter
    • Getting off the streets
    • Finial shot fads in to black with rolling end credits also use of music.
    Short (5 Minutes)
  • 5. Newspaper advertisement
    • Layout
    for the documentary -Shocking Image -Large Title -Clear message -Clear time and channel
  • 6. A double-page spread
    • Layout
    from a listing magazine focused on the documentary Purpose - To inform Contents -Summary - The making of the documentary -Best bits -Quotes -Facts
  • 7. A double-page spread from a listing magazine focused on the documentary
    • Analyse
    • Purpose - To inform
      • -To persuade (give money to charity)
    • Contents
    • -Summary
    • - The making of the documentary
    • -Best bits
    • -Quotes
    • -Facts
  • 8. Documentary Research
    • Voiceover
    • ‘ Real’ footage of events
    • Archive footage/stills
    • Interviews with ‘experts’
    • Use of text/titles
    • Visual Coding
    Codes and conventions
  • 9. Documentary Research
    • Facts-The Homeless
    Home Background    -Between a quarter and third of people on the street have been looked after by local authorities while they were children.   -Of those in hostels for the homeless, 40% have one or more indicators of disordered family back ground; being in care, being sent to a young offenders institute, being suspended or expelled from school or being fostered or adopted.  Becoming homeless   -Relation breakdown =39% -Heavy drinking= 21% -Losing job= 18% -Having no money to pay for housing=13% Staying Homeless -Over half have mental health problems -Around a half have drink problems -And a fifth have drug problem Source: www.kalimata.co.uk
  • 10. Documentary Research
    • Similar Product
    I found this similar product on you tube a 5 minute documentary about the homeless on the streets of Portsmouth made by university students. From this similar product I have seen some techniques and lots of ideas for music and fonts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKMfLHcv64
  • 11. Title and Credits
    • I have decided to go with a black and white theme as I feel this is most fitting for the topic.
    Fonts and Colours FONT font Font Font Font Font Font I I have decide to choice a very simple and formal font of Arial it’s a very well know and used font which people recognize and is easy to read. With my earlier project I spend a lot of time researching fonts, looking on the internet to download a shocking and different font this caused problems choosing a simple but effective options this project.
  • 12. Voice Over
    • Research and Script
    I Conducted some research on voice over's to see what sort of voice would suit the theme of my documentary I also found tips to the narrative can be affective. www.ksanderson.com/voice_over_talent Source
  • 13. The Homeless
  • 14. Picture Analyse Newspaper advertisement and Magazine focused Black and white Simple image Shocking image Normal people continuing Invisible Realism Reality Social level Moving
  • 15. Organisation
    • Photo shoot/ interviews
    • Crew/ Cast lists
    • Call Sheets
    • Prop/ Costume Lists
    • Equipment lists and booking forms
    • Location Recces
    • Risk Assessments
    Time Management and Schedule