I want to become.... a comedian, documentary series
Some of the stylistic influences I have looked at are based on the style of Louis Theroux, which is using a hand held camera, also how he sometimes has himself in the shot doing something in the documentary but having a voice over, and sometimes talking while in the shot. I also like the style how some of the documentaries have comedic parts in them too which is what I would like.
The audience I would choose to watch this documentary would be mainly people who like comedy and like documentaries, interesting documentaries the age range would be from 17- 25 as I aim to air it at around 9, 10pm in the evening on channel 4, 4od as my programme would be a documentary series I aim for that type of the day because it has some form of bad language in it, so it would need to be after the watershed, but is still for the same age range.
The visual style I would like it to have is mainly informal and relaxed, I would like it to work well with the way the scenery is chosen and the way it is set out but you will see bits of comedy, you will see a presenter, people involved in the documentary, you will hear talking, training, games and you would also see training and other parts to do with the doc. I want it to sound funny and also have facts and interesting things about the subject of the documentary.
The surroundings I intend to choose will be at houses, in clubs, possibly out and about travelling from one place to another. No talking heads, completely natural so it can show his ‘rise to fame’ . Cutting from one place to another, keeping it interesting and making everyone want to watch it and keep it interesting.
My narrative structure I would like to be where part of the documentary is voice over from me and my friend Jon and part of it is standing in front of the camera talking, I will have most of the documentary either hand held or on a stand. The way that I intend for it to be is on a tripod.
This is how some double page looks, I intend to have on my double page spread an interview from my friend who is going to be the main subject in my documentary, and then it will also have about his journey and make the double page look funny and maybe photographs of him doing the comedy itself.
I would like my documentary to be featured in The guardian, I chose this newspaper because The guardian because it always features docs from channel 4 which is the channel I would be putting my documentary on, and also the fact that it is a funny documentary it will get more people interested.
The roles in my documentary will be: Hope- Starring as a voice over and also talking in person to the camera Jon- Starring as the becoming a stand up comedian Camera Person- Filming from another camera.