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Documentary 2


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Documentary 2

  1. 1. From Hot To Cold Written By Paula Perez
  2. 2. 1 1. Mid-shot Friend setting up the camera. 2. Establishing s Paula sitting on her bed. 3. Establishing S Of Paula, keeping Friend's voice as a voiceove r. 4. Long shot Friend recordin g. 5. Establishing S Both in the room. 6. Mid shot Paula talking. 7. Low angle shot Friend asking question . 8. Close up s Paula answerin g. INT. ELSENHAM. MY HOUSE. MORNING. WE SEE THE CAMERA BEING SET UP IN FRONT OF MY BED AS I SIT COMFORTABLY IN BED GETTING READY TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS. FRIEND: Okay I think everything is set up, you've got the microphone? PAULA: Yeah I do, should we start recording? FRIEND: Whenever you're ready. I PRESS RECORD ON THE MICROPHONE AND WE START FILMING. FRIEND: So, how long have you been living in England for? PAULA: I'd say about 5 years, nearly 6. FRIEND: Do you consider yourself English or spanish? PAULA: Spanish. Definitely spanish.
  3. 3. 2 9. Mid shot Paula talking. 10. Establishing s The intervie w happenin g. 11. Close up shot Of friend answerin g the question . 12. Mid shot Camera on sideways .Seeing both characte rs on the screen. FRIEND: Why's that? PAULA: I guess because I was born there and my parents are both Spanish. I don't think the country you live in has anything to do with who you are. FRIEND: So if you were given the option to move back, would you do it? PAULA: Hell no. Even though I constantly moan about the weather I wouldn't even consider moving back there. FRIEND: So you'd stay here with the rain and clouds instead of going to Spain with the heat and sun? I'm gonna need a good explanation for that answer. (laughs) PAULA: I think that's the only thing wrong with this country. The food its not too bad, and the education is definitely better and its really important, especially now. So I rather stay here and go back for holidays. Plus i've met a lot of great people over here. FRIEND: Like me. So was it hard to move to (MORE)
  4. 4. 3 13. Close up Paula answerin g. 14. Close up Friend talking. 15. Establishing s Both getting up. 1. tracking shot Of Paula and Friend going outside. FRIEND (CONT'D) another country when you were 12? PAULA: Oh obviously (laughs) I actually don't remember much... But I know I hated how I couldn't socialise with people because I hardly knew any English. But I mean even the people are different, they're more closed about themselves which made it even harder. FRIEND: So how long did it take you to learn the language completely? PAULA: I'd say a few months, maybe 5 or so. FRIEND: I think its time to go out and get some footage of your little village. PAULA: We'll need about 10 minutes and we'll be done.(laugh) EXT. ELSENHAM. MORNING. WE SEE PAULA AND FRIEND HEAD OUTSIDE TO SEE WHAT ELSENHAM IS LIKE AND GET SOME SHOTS OF THE HOUSES AND SHOPS, INCLUDING THE TRAIN STATION.
  5. 5. 4 2. Handheld showing Elsenham from Friend's camera. 3. Hanheld Mid shot of Paula talking. 1. Handheld Friend walking into Paula's house. 2. Long shot From the living room off Paula and friend walking towards it. 3. mid shot Friend talking. 4. High angle Mum sat down answerin g the question . 5. Close up Of Friend. FRIEND: Okay well I'm guessing the design of the houses are obviously different. What about Elsenham overall? PAULA: Well Elsenham is pretty small, I don't think we have such a small villages in spain. Not where I used to live anyway. INT. ELSENHAM. MY HOUSE. AFTERNOON. FRIEND AND PAULA GO BACK TO PAULA'S HOUSE TO INTERVIEW HER FAMILY MEMBERS ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT HAD ON THEIR LIVES WHEN THEY MOVED TO ENGLAND. WE WALK TOWARDS THE LIVING ROOM WHERE PAULA'S MUM IS SAT DOWN WATCHING TV AND PAULA SITS NEXT TO HER. HE SETS UP THE CAMERA AND THE TRIPOD MAKING SURE THE LIGHTING IS RIGHT. FRIEND: Right okay, so tell me. If you could move back to spain, would you? MUM: I definitely would, I hate it over here. The weather, the people, everything. FRIEND: Hey, what's wrong with the people?
  6. 6. 5 6. Close up Mum answerin g. 7. Establishing s Everyone in the room. 8. Mid shot Paula's mum talking. 9. voiceover. 10. mid shot Friend talking. 11. Mid shot Paula talking. MUM: (laughs) They're just so horrible. Mainly women, they just look at you and judge you. FRIEND: Also what about the food? Don't you eat earlier in spain? PAULA: Well she still cooks spanish food so that's not much different. MUM: Well over there we would all be sat at the table by 2pm then we would be eating until 3pm but here it's completely different. People either eat at 5pm or 8pm. FRIEND: Do you know how to cook English meals? MUM: Oh yeah, I make Sheppard's pies, roast dinners etc. FRIEND: Oh nice, overall are you glad to move to england? PAULA: I would say I am because schools are (MORE)
  7. 7. 6 1. handheld Happy music on the backgrou nd. 2. Establishing S Paula and friend packing their suitcase s. PAULA (CONT'D) way better over here and we stayed I don't think Paula would have gotten very far with how she was doing over there whereas in here shes doing way better. And I have two other sons and another daughter who are younger so it benefits them too. EXT. ELSENHAM. MY HOUSE. NIGHT WE GO BACK UPSTAIRS TO MY PAULA'S ROOM AS WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE FOOTAGE WE'VE GOT AND TO PACK OUR SUITCASES. FRIEND: Right I think my suitcase its done, are you done? Because we've 10 minutes until we have to leave your house. PAULA: Yes, I need to find my shoes though and I'm all done. FRIEND: Are you excited to go back? PAULA: I am, I literally cannot wait. Cant wait to see my uncles as well. Haven't seen them since summer which wasn't that long ago but it feels like its been forever. INT. AIRPORT. NIGHT.
  8. 8. 7 1. Hanheld music on the backgrou nd as the clip is sped up througho ut the whole drive. 2. Establishing s Friend talking. 1. Long shot Friend and Paula arriving at the airport. 2. Handheld mid shot of uncle talking. 3. Establishing All of them at the airport. 4. Mid shot. Uncle talking. 5. Voiceover as the camera is still on uncle. WE GET THE CAMERA, BATTERIES AND CHARGERS ALONG WITH OUR SUITCASES. WE DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT AND WE GET ON THE PLANE. FRIEND: Here we come Spain! INT. PLANE. NIGHT. THE PLANE FINALLY LANDS AFTER 2HOURS AND A HALF OF A FLIGHT AND WE MEET MY UNCLE AT THE AIRPORT. UNCLE: Hey, how was the flight? FRIEND: So long, and she slept for the whole flight so it was pretty boring. UNCLE : (laughs) Right so how about we get home, get some sleep and tomorrow morning we set off and I can be your private taxi for the day? PAULA: Yeah that sounds good. EXT. SPAIN. MORNING
  9. 9. 8 1. Handheld Everyone having breakfas t. 2. Mid shot uncle talking. 3. Establishing s Everyone there and friend filming. 1. handheld of the house. Ambient sound. WE WAKE UP, HAVE BREAKFAST AND WE GRAB ALL WE NEED TO GET READY FOR A WHOLE DAY OF FILMING. UNCLE: What's the first stop then? FRIEND: I'm curious to see your old house to be honest... UNCLE: Should we go there then? PAULA: Yeah we could do. Yeah, do it. EXT. SPAIN. OLD HOUSE. MORNING. WE GET OUT OF THE CAR AS WE ARRIVE TO PAULA'S OLD HOUSE TO EXPECT IT AND COMPARE IT TO HER NEW HOUSE IN ENGLAND. THIS WILL ALSO HAVE SOME GOOD SHOTS OF THE AREA WHERE THE HOUSE IS. FRIEND: Oh wow. It's got three floors? PAULA: Yeah it was pretty big. My mum was working for the company who owned it so we didn't actually have to pay the whole price.
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