The guidelines above are veryuseful, as well the research we didon interviews before hand wasbasic and for interviews in general,these guidelines are howeverspecific to interviewing someonewho has had an eating disorderwhich will help us ensure Maddy incomfortable, and feels comfortableto share her story, or tell us if thereis anything she is unwilling to do.As said before (and B-eat hasgreatly stress as you will seefurther in the slides)both Maddyand B-eat advised us before,images of people showing howskinny they are (to create shock inthe audience) is not recommendedin documentaries such as ours asit can actually trigger anorexia asthe images can be perceived assomething to try and achieve (interms of skinnyness). As a B-eatAmbassador in our documentarywe agree and will abide by theserules.
http://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-beat/media-centre/media-guidelines/ For us to keep in mind:
In these emails we have just thanked the B-eat team for giving us the golden opportunity of meeting up withEmails to B-eat Maddy and having her in our documentary as it’s a very important and significant part of the documentary.
ChannelThere are rules of the regulator thatany and all programmes have tofollow known as Ofcon. However,with Channel 4 there is the Channel4 ethos to keep in mind. Channel 4’sMissions Statement will outline whatrules and regulations they haveseparate for the programmes andfilms to be created under them. Even Channel 4 has given a slot to programme ‘3 Minute Wonder’though Channel 4 has flexible rules that presents first time directors and their new documentariesas they do present very controversial mid-day on weekdays on channel 4’s primetime schedule. Thisprogrammes, they still do have rules means that the PG Certificate must be abided by, but this(statement on next page). coincides with the original certificate we’ve set our product for.Link to a basic mission statement that wouldbe abided by all in general:http://resources.mediatrust.org/marketing-support/introduction-to-marketing/the-mission-statement/?gclid=CK-Pr5qIwrMCFcbLtAod10QAyg
• The statement reaffirms what I’ve said about it’s controversy and flexibility, It’s programmes are different from those of conventional topics- ‘Distinctiveness and Diversity’, which we’ve achieved in our documentary through exploring the influences of ‘new media’. However, there are other rules such as it must educate people and raise awareness to have an impact and be a programme that multiple audiences can enjoy not just the one target focus.