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Planning Documentrary Guide .pptx

  1. 1. DOCUMENTA RY PLANNING
  2. 2. REARCH ANALYSIS AND IDEA DEVELOPEMENT Here I talk about what research ive done and how it has helped me so far in my idea for my own factual project. Then I move on to my idea analysis where I talk about some idea concepts I have had and some positive and negatives of them. 2 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  3. 3. ANALYSING RESEARCH During my research, I looked at different types of documentaries, the conventions of those documentaries and some examples. I also had a brief look at what you could find about the sustainability of York college across all media. By looking at the different genres of documentaries, it gave me an idea on what conventions I wanted to follow and then how to categorise it into a genre. Some techniques that I do want to follow are: hand held shots, little to no voice over, evidentiary editing etc. I also learned what I didn’t want to include in my own documentary like: filmmaker involvement, the interview questions being included in the edit, the “right” answer being shown etc. I had a look at the six different types which helped me understand how to categorise the conventions into a genre. The six I briefly looked at was: Poetic, Expository, Observational, Participatory, Reflexive and Performative. When looking at them, I learned what makes them all fall into their categories and I looked at some examples. 3 D O C U M E N T A R Y P L A N N I N G 2 0 X X
  4. 4. RESEARCH ANALYSIS I felt like I would benefit if I did some research on some of my concept ideas to see if my ideas would have enough information to create a short documentary with. At this point in my idea development, I had a brief concept of doing it about what we do in college about the sustainability and the environment. I wanted to see what I could find online about the subject and did some analysis on how much students were aware of it. After the analysis, it has helped me understand that it is a concept worth exploring. The college are in the very early stages of making a difference, and students are very unaware of what we do have in place, so I think that it would be interesting to have a look at the topic. 4 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  5. 5. IDEA GENERATION MIND MAP To start off my idea generation, I have made a mind map on 4 main subjects that all have sub-genres to them. Each subject is something I have an interest in and can talk about which would make good factors to create for my factual project. Some areas are easier to do than other as I know more about some things better than others. However, in the criteria of tis project, I need to be able to interview two people who are considered “experts”. So when narrowing down my project idea, I have to also keep in mind who I am going to interview. 5 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  6. 6. IDEA GENERATION 6 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  7. 7. IDEA GENERATION BREAKDOWN Film is my interest and what I'm studying so I am someone learning about the subject and industry. I thought I could do a factual piece on a specific subject within film. Some specifics subjects was creators in the industry like Greta Gerwig, Tarantino, steven Spielberg. Also subjects like the Hollywood gender pay gap between actors where I could mention Scarlett Johansson, I could talk about a specific film and how it was made lie the avatar series or something like the toxicity within Hollywood. There is also this media and social media side of the industry that I could do a project on. Things like cancel culture, advertisement of a film so I could talk about how the film Don’t Worry Darling (2021) was promoted in every wrong way. I could talk about the controversy of paparazzi and magazine media to get the most out of a celebrity. 7 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  8. 8. IDEA GENERATION BREAKDOWN I thought a good starting point would be my hobbies and what I enjoy to do in my spare time. The topics would be on something I know a lot about and look at a lot anyway. With formula 1, I started to think about what aspect I find interesting within the topic and things that have a lot of coverage on it. It would be something that keeps me motivated to any extra research. The downside I don’t have many people I could interview. I have people that are fans of the sport and people who have watched it for year but no one considered an expert. The interpretation of a storyline would all be based on an outside point of view which can be unreliable. With live music, I would create a factual piece and interview people who have some knowledge as I would tell it from a fan perspective. I feel limited to actually create something entertaining for this subject and I would need to film at a few different venues to create filler footage which is something that may be difficult. 8 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  9. 9. IDEA GENERATION BREAKDOWN Doing a documentary piece on book would be very difficult. I have a real interest in certain author which I have a lot to say, but turning it into a documentary piece is a hard thing to do. I wouldn’t have those authors to interview so I would only be able to tell it as a fan which could be unreliable. However if I chose to work on colleen hover or booktok, then I have people I can interview. I would tell the colleen hover as perspective of how the media covers her. I have people to interview that are fans, people that don’t enjoy her work, and people that pay attention on why she is problematic. 9 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X Politic rights is something that can be quite controversial. It is a very opinionated subject and people have a lot to say about different topics. The benefit of it is that I can tell it from a certain perspective and don’t necessarily have to talk to experts on the subject.
  10. 10. IDEA GENERATION BREAKDOWN One of the first things I thought of when the project was presented was to do it on a specific person. Now I wanted to originally do it on a celebrity I'm a fan of as I would know a lot about them. However after starting my idea generation I realised that doing on people that I thought had a big impact on society in either positive or negative way could have more of an aim and point to the project. I would create a biography type of piece and use my voice the tell the story. I looked at some controversial people of recent years to to possible create a project on one of them to show the negative influence that have caused. And then I also put some positive influence celebrities that have some praise for what they have done for their chosen industry. The untold stores would be based on people I know personally so I could talk and interview them directly. I wrote one about aruba which is a place I'm going to visit so I could interview people that I am going with or people that live there. I don’t have a specific story line for that yet. I also did one based of the fact that I am a twin and I also know other twins so I could use that to my advantage to do a project a factual piece. 1 0 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  11. 11. IDEA GENERATION BREAKDOWN Lastly I did some ideas on some genres of different types of documentaries. The problem I found with this is that I don’t personally watch any documentaries within any specific genre unless its advertised well. However I did make notes on possibly doing a sport documentary where I could talk about a specific sport. The problem I have with all of these genres is I don’t have anyone to interview about any of these subject. With things like global warming I can speak to people that have their own opinion on the subject matter, but I would have to do a voice over for all facts and outside sources. 1 1 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  12. 12. POTENTIONAL APPROACHES EXPOSITORY DOCUMENTARY A potentional approach is to do it as an investigarity documentary and expose what we don’t do it as a college. FACTUAL DOCUMENTARY I could do it as a factual documentary where I educated people on what we do and our future. PARTICIPATORY DOCUMENTARY I can get involved and control the narrative myself. 1 2 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X Depending on what approach I take, will alter the story my documentary I tell. My main aim for the documentary is to educate York College students on what we are doing for the sustainability of the college. If I tell it myself and do it as a participatory documentary it would be a documentary on me exploring what we do which that means all research and planning needs to be filmed as part of the project. It would have to be shown as a journey. Now If I did an expository documentary, I would want to get other pupils involved which I would need slightly different equipment, more production time and a story line that I have planned out. It would also need a final outcome point. This is why I think I will likely create a factual educational documentary. Doing this allows me to learn from the interviews and use their voice as voicers for and filler clips. I feel more confident in planning this in the time I have available than the other potential approaches.
  13. 13. POTENTIONAL TECHNIQUICS MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES Doing multiple camera angles allows me to have more footage to cut to and change angles. A negative for doing this is I would need more equipment and more editing time. I would also need two mics that I have to make sure sync MUSIC Adding music behind it can create a certain atmosphere for the documentary. I want to use it to add some background noise and so that I have a rhythm to edit my clips to. MY VOICE OVER This depends on what I want my narrative to be. If I use my voice over I can explain what is happening and my point of view of the situation clearly. INTERVIEW QUESTION INCLUDED This can either add formalness or in formalness… it shows the seriousness of a question and the reaction of the interviewee. 1 3 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  14. 14. CONVENTIONS OF YOUR CHOSEN FORMAT/GENRE YOU ARE WORKING TO EDUCATIONAL Te l l i t a s v i e w t o e d u c a t e p e o p l e , f a c t s a n d s t a t i s t i c s . FORMAL T h i s w o u l d n o t b e a i n f o r m a l d o c u m e n t a r y, i t w o u l d b e a s e t u p i n a f o r m a l m a n n e r SET INTERVIEWS P l a n n i n g i n t e r v i e w s w i t h a c a m e r a m i c s y s t e m . I w i l l b e b e h i n d t h e c a m e r a a n d n o t s h o w n . MUSIC M u s i c w i l l b e a d d e d i n t h e e d i t i n g p r o c e s s s o t h a t i t c a n c r e a t e b a c k g r o u n d m u s i c t o b e i n t i m e w i t h t h e f o o t a g e . 1 4 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X FILLER CLIPS S h o r t f i l l e r c l i p s u s e d t o b r e a k u p i n t e r v i e w f o o t a g e TITLE SCREEN N e e d s t o h a v e a n o p e n i n g t i t l e s c r e e n a s o v e r d o c u m e n t a r y h a s o n e i n a f o n t t h a t i s u n i q u e t o t h e p r o d u c t PURPOSE H a v e a b e g i n n i n g m i d d l e a n d e n d i n g o f p r o j e c t s o t h a t i t i s a c l e a r o b j e c t i v e
  15. 15. FINAL IDEA My idea that I am going to make my project on hasn’t been mentioned throughout my idea development process. My intention was first to create a documentary project based around the film industry so that I could talk about my studies, interview people who have made it into the industry, people who haven’t, aspiring film makers and document some of my Aruba trip and how its going to help me get where I need to be. However, while I am away and have started to plan for my project, I have spoken with one of the teachers I am here with and have decided to create a project I could use to help educate students of York college on the what we do to keep York college as sustainable as possible. I think the reason I mainly want to do this idea is because its on a topic I personally care about, and It something that the students don’t know about. I now have the familiarity with a teacher I can interview, and her opinions on the topic that I agree with. She is one of the leaders of the sustainability society that have a lot of future plans for the college that I want to discuss in the interview. I feel like I have the skills to use equipment in college classroom as I have camera experience. Overall I'm excited on what I get to create and think that I have a interesting subject matter. 1 5 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  16. 16. PRE PRODUCTION ASSESSMENT 1 6 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  17. 17. EPISODE 1 – SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN YORK COLLEGE Summary of intended production: I am going to make a 2-4 minutes short documentary to show what sustainability measurements we have in place at York college. I want it to cover what we have done in the past, what we are doing now and what we want to do in the future. I would like it to cover a bit on the students knowledge of the sustainability, so that I can use my project to raise awareness on what can be done. The short documentary will have two interviews, one from an Art and Design teacher at York college named Charlie Barnes, and the second being Mike Saunders who is the Head Of Quality Of Education at York College. I aim to document these interviews in a York college classroom, preferably in a Art or Textiles classroom as they have a sustainability movement in their curriculum. In terms of equipment, I want to use one college camera with a mic and tripod to conduct these interviews. I would like to use the camera to also film any college grounds that Charlie or mike may talk about in the interview. I plan to edit all footage taken within college time on a college computer and use premiere pro. Due to out of college activities, my time to complete the project is shorter than I would like so I aim to have this project filmed and edited within 2 weeks. 1 7 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  18. 18. EQUIPMENT DSLR - CANON EOS 700D I want to only have one angle so because I think its unnecessary to have multiple for this project so I will only need one camera. TRIPOD Tripod for any stable standing shots. MI C R O P H O N E – R O D E V I D E O MI C G O This microphone is lightweight and goes onto the camera so it is easily portable. I thing about using a dslr camera with this mic, is that I cant use headphone to hear the audio as it’s happening. 1 8 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  19. 19. FACILITIES COLLEGE COMPUTERS I will need to use college computers to edit my project and write my production diary. I have access to the computers for 7 hours a day, 3 days a week which gives me plenty of time to edit. I also have my personal laptop if I come across any issues. PREMIERE PRO I will need to use premiere pro to edit my project. The software I have gained familiarity with over the years and any new skills that I may need, I can do some research on it and talk about it in my reflection. In premiere pro, I will edit the two interviews, the filler footage, add text and music. If I am unable to use it within college, I have the software on my personal computer. I need to make sure I upload everything to my York college one drive. COLLEGE CLASSROOM I will need to use a college classroom for the interview to take place in. I plan on doing it on a lunchtime where the facility will be empty. 1 9 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  20. 20. PERSONNEL HANNAH WILKINSON 1 s t a s s i s t a n t HANNAH STOCKHILL 2 n d a s s i s t a n t CHARLIE BARNES i n t e r v i e w e e MIKE SAUNDERS i n t e r v i e w e e 2 0 D O C U M E N T A R Y P L A N N I N G 2 0 X X H a n n a h W i l k i n s o n i s a c r e a t i v e m e d i a s t u d e n t o n t h e c o u r s e w i t h m e . S h e w i l l h e l p w h e n I n e e d h e l p w i t h s e t t i n g u p s h o t s , l i g h t i n g a n d o v e r a l l o f f e r i n g h e r o p i n i o n i n t h e p r o d u c t i o n p r o c e s s . H a n n a h S t o c k h i l l i s a c r e a t i v e m e d i a s t u d e n t o n t h e c o u r s e w i t h m e . S h e w i l l a l s o b e o f f e r i n g h e r o p i n i o n i n t h e p r o d u c t i o n p r o c e s s , b u t a l s o h e l p i n g i n p a r t i c u l a r s h o t s i n c a s e I n e e d t h i n g s m o v i n g d u r i n g s h o t s . C h a r l i e B a r n e s i s a A r t a n d D e s i g n t e a c h e r h e r e a t Y o r k c o l l e g e . S h e i s a l e a d e r o f t h e Y o r k c o l l e g e s u s t a i n a b i l i t y s o c i e t y a n d i s i n c h a r g e o f c h a n g i n g t h e c u r r i c u l u m t o m a k e i t m o r e s u s t a i n a b l e . M i k e S a u n d e r s i s t h e h e a d o f q u a l i t y o f e d u c a t i o n a t Y o r k c o l l e g e a n d a l e a d e r o f Y o r k c o l l e g e s s u s t a i n a b i l i t y s o c i e t y . H e i s i n c h a r g e o f t h e r e w i l d i n g t h e e s t a t e o f a l l p r o p e r t y o f Y o r k c o l l e g e .
  21. 21. VISUAL PLANNING 2 1 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  22. 22. SHOT LIST Interviewee Will be looking to the left of camera talking to me Camera, tripod and mic: This will show a front medium close up where it should waist upwards of the interview Note book with interview questions beside me Me to the left of the camera asking questions Set in a classroom with sustainability board behind i will use a classroom with a window so I can use natural light having it project on interviewee face
  23. 23. SHOT LIST 2 3 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X Follow the exact same layout but swap the interviewee Medium close up, lighting natural, camera pointing straight on while interviewee looks to the left of camera
  24. 24. SHOT LIST – FILLER SHOT 2 4 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X So all filler shots will be shot within college. I will try and shoot places that they talk about within the interview. I know I want to shoot recycling bins, the outside of college, the inside of college entrance and the college fields and plants. All shots will be shot during mid day and used the natural light that is used within college. If any areas are particularly dark, I will rent a led light from the department. Each shot with either be handheld or shot with a tripod so that it can replicate a an shot. I don’t want all my shots to be standing so when arrive at location, I will take a few different shots with different motion. Outside college – tripod shot (beginning of college day) York college fields Inside York college campus Recycling bins or general waste
  25. 25. AUDIO PLANNING I don’t plan on doing any voice over which includes me narrating the project. However, depending on how the much information the interviewees talk about, it is something that I would consider ding if it helps explain anything. I would do that doing my editing process so I will leave time in case I have to do that. I do have the option to add text instead if I run out of time. I will be using audio equipment for the project. This is for both interviews and it is with equipment I have used before and I know how to use so I feel confident in my ability to use it. In the editing stage of my project I will add some copy free background music . I haven’t decide on a genre as I don’t know where the topic of conversation will lead which would effect the music. 2 5 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  26. 26. LOCATION INFORMATION YORK COLLEGE ART CLASSROOM For the interviews I will be filming in the art or textiles classroom. This is because in this department they have some sustainability displays that I can use as a backdrop for the project, as well as the sustainability meetings are held in this area of college. I will try use a classroom with natural light otherwise I have to think about getting an LED light rented from the film department. YORK COLLEGE CAMPUS For any filler footage I want to be able to get some footage of how York college looks so that any people who don’t attend and are viewing the product, know what the campus looks like. I know I want a clip of the different floors of the college so people get a general idea. COLLEGE GREENERY I would also want some footage of any college greenery campus, so the outdoor fields, and plants or veg that college are growing. This would be shown when the interviewees mention it so their voices can be a voiceover for what I am showing. 2 6 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X
  27. 27. RISK ASSESSMENT AND CONTINGENCY PLAN 2 7 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X Risk Measures in place Dropping heavy equipment I have Hannah and Hannah that will be holding any equipment that so that I don’t have my hands full when filming. All equipment will come with cases and protection to use when not being used for production Mic difficulties I am familiar with the mic equipment which mean I know how unpredictable they can be. I will upload footage to premiere pro while testing the mic so I know everything is working. In case the mic equipment is not working fully, I have my phone mic that I can sync with the camera. Filming outside during winter (rain, cold weather, muddy) I have scheduled a date to do this so I have organised to bring raincoats, umbrellas and boots to wear. The equipment with have protective gear around them as well so no damage. Headaches and sore eyes from screen time This would be during the editing part of production. I need to remember to have regular breaks and drink water. Loss of footage Upload everything to one drive regularly. Keep footage on sd card until finished so if needed I can reupload.
  28. 28. SCHEDUELE Date and Time Activity Wednesday 4th January Confirm interview for next day, book equipment, and confirm questions Thursday 5th January 12:15 – 1:00 1:30 - 3:00 Complete 2 interviews Film extra filler footage Friday 6th January Tour around York college grounds with camera and filler footage Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th Start and finish editing project 2 8 P R E S E N T A T I O N T I T L E 2 0 X X

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