Assignment 12 (i) – Planning for Documentary Kaya Sumbland Gledis Dedaj Rahel Fasil Joanne Aroda
Final Chosen TopicOur New Questions is… Is the current media landscape democratic or hegemonic? We have focused the previous question about the progression of social media to how different aspects of media are used as tools to manipulate society.
Required Elements/ConventionsRequired Elements/Conventions How? Where in the documentary?Establishing shots How: • To establish the setting • to link with documentary theme Where: Internet café (inside and out)Title of your documentary How: Picture animation Where:Use of presenter or voiceover How: Kaya talking over clips Where: Living Space (internet café)Public interviews How: Asking people at Trafalgar Square Where: Trafalgar SquareExpert interviews (with titles) How: to offer views on Where: officeAppropriate titlesSupporting footage/photographs How: • to support the concept of the documentary • to introduce the topic Where: in the beginningUse of statistic, graph or diagram
Conventions List Use Develop ChallengeConvention Statistics Natural Lighting Supporting Footage Volume Control Expert/Public Interviews Intervals Voiceovers Establishing Shot Presenters
Actors / People Presenter The presenter is to represent someone who is simply to guideRepresentation through the documentary – she dose not take sides, she is unbiased – on the fence and dose not dress to an exact audience Her costume is not too exaggerated for a target audience, herCostume/Props clothing would be plain, her clothes will have no pictures or statements on them, and no props Body language would be open to form a relationship with theBody Language presenter and audience – not to make the presenter seem in any way superior There would be abit of hand movement to make the presenterGesture more natural in speaking, not to look to formal or rehearsed Would be warm, slight smile to attract audiences, make themFacial Expression feel comfortable, so they will want to listen to presenter – also having a straight faced presenter would not match our score music The speech would be formal, but not posh.Speech Language would be standard English to appeal to both target and secondary audience
Actors / PeoplePresenter Presenter - Kaya Sumbland Before After Hair down with Black eyeliner full fringe Bronzer Make-up Brown/Beige Winter coat Burgundy cardigan Black Black tights skater skirt Black converse shoes
Actors / People Public InterviewsFor Public Interviews we want to interview people who are in their 20’s or 30’s because…• They would have more general knowledge within this topic than those younger and those older• We would like to have an equal amount of men and women as there would be no reason to have more of one gender than the other• We would want them to be British, of any ethnicity• We would want to interview range of working and middle class only
Actors / People Public Interviews We would ask them something along the lines of…1. Do you use all forms of media regularly? If so what types?2. In you experience, has the way you use media changed over the years?3. Have you every noticed online that your searches tailor to you needs and likes?4. Do you think a all media has increase freedom and control for audiences? Is that positive or negative?5. Do you think the media presents all differences or enforced a dominant ideal?
Actors / People Expert Interviews For Expert Interviews we want to interview either asociologist, or possibly a professional technician as theyhave great knowledge within society and all generations of the Web.
Actors / People Public Interviews We would ask them something along the lines of…1. Do you think media has reinforced democracy or another form of hegemony?2. Is anonymity throughout the internet influencing users throughout Web 2.0 a good or bad thing?3. What factors are taken into consideration when across media when they form something ideal to attract audiences?4. Do you think if they do manipulate a view, that audiences have the freedom to see the other interpretation? Is it blocked away?
RISK ASSESSMENT & HEALTH AND SAFTEY TASKS: POSSIBLE RISK INVOLVED IN TASKS: ACTIONS TO PREVENT HARM TO HEALTH OR SAFETY: Filming in unknown location It could be off limits or closed. Always check to make sure it is always accessible Travelling to filming locations Could forget equipment behind on public transport. Always keep equipment close by and have a (walk/bike/bus/tube/car etc) check list Interviewing people for filming Could end up talking to dangerous people Make sure you are always with a member of you group Filming underage (below 16) people Could get into trouble with the parents. Always get parental consent. Filming anyone This causes legal problems as people have to be Always get permission to film anyone. asked if they can be filmed. Health of group members when filming Cold weather could lead to people getting sick and Ensure that all group members are well at all(ex in cold weather, filming for extended hours extended hours could lead to walking home in times and manage the time of filming as to etc) the dark which is dangerous. not extend to dark hours. Travelling to filming locations Could get lost if going to an unknown location. Always carry a map when travelling to new areas Interviewing the public for filming Could end up talking to dangerous people Make sure you are always with a member of you group Interviewing an expert for filming Could be falsely advertising their level of Ask to see certificate or identification. professionalism Types of areas (how safe are they) Rough neighbourhoods could lead to equipment Only choose safe locations to film in. being stolen. Time of day Walking home in the dark with expensive equipment Make sure all filming is not left for one day so could lead to getting mugged. that it doesn’t extend to dark hours. Using technology ( filming) equipment Not knowing how to use the equipment could lead to Always practice using equipment in the proper damaging it or filming poor footage. way.
Location UsingLocation Name & How To Get There Access To Location Photos Of LocationWhat ForName: Living Space From School –Internet Cafe 18 Bus To EustonUsed For: To Then… Closed and Publicestablish with 52 Bus To Waterloopresenter RoadName: Trafalgar From School –Square Bakerloo Line To Oxford Circus,Used For: Public Open and Public Then Walk To TheInterviews Square Or catch 453 Bus
Location Possible Risk Involved In Actions To Prevent Harm Tasks To Health Or SafetyTravelling to filming Tube & Bus: o Planning our journeylocations (walk/ bike/ bus/ o Getting lost before leavingtube/ car etc) o Not having enough o Topping our Oyster money for the whole cards before departing journeyHow safe when you are Being attacked Stay in a group and inthere public known placesPhysical surroundings: Road blocks Check routes and maps to(ground/ buildings/ see if all is clearpeople/ objects)Type of area To many people and cars Pick a less busy time or causing noise not giving us move to a less busy area clear audioAccess to location (open/ Public and open: personal Keeping all personalclosed/ public access etc) belongings going missing belongings close and out of viewLink to time of day Filming early in residential Don’t film in residential areas may cause noise for areas check opening and locals or venues may be closing times closed
Exploration of Sound/MusicBackground Music(to play when there are images and montage footage – no voice overs)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE (copyright)Background Music(to play when presenter is talking)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA85eWL_W90 (copyright)Jinglehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJZYXpskd0 (we will make our own similar one)
Copy-Right PermissionWe are allowed to use this song in our coursework