PRODUCTION PLANNING | UNIT 27 | DOCUMENTARY

Day 1 – Record Worthing Cemetery W/ Josh Martello

  • Josh walking around in the cemetery where he talks about a short brief about shoreham by sea.
  • Panning josh
  • Also record different plates of the people who was buried there to show the people died from the war
  • Capture scenery e.g tress, skies and churches

Equipment

  • Camera – Canon or the latest camera recorder that has been sponsored by the lottery
  • Sound – Boom mic
  • Lighting – None, morning
  • Tracking – Over the shoulder camera holder

Day 2 – Shoreham town and Slonk hill shooting

  • Again josh is going to walk around the town whilst talking about the shoreham army camp whilst the camera pans on him.
  • Shooting different location to have more evidence we can include in the documentary such as the hills to show where the camp has been putted, the town to show what the living condition is like for the people during then.
  • Panning, tracking shots of shoreham by sea and slink hill e.g clouds, highway and hills.
  • Easy access as Josh is driving us there, making it easier for us to commute from slink hill to town.

Equipment

  • Camera – Canon or the latest camera recorder that has been sponsored by the lottery
  • Sound – Boom mic
  • Lighting – None, morning
  • Tracking – Over the shoulder camera holder

Day 3 – Worthing museum

  • Record the gallery, corridors and the place so we could put a lot of different footage into our documentary that relates with our topic ‘morale and mutiny’.
  • Interview staff workers who knows anything about shoreham by sea, that gives a good documentary by having evidence of people being interviewed.
  • Equipment
    • Camera – Canon or the latest camera recorder that has been sponsored by the lottery
    • Sound – Boom mic
    • Lighting – None, morning
    • Tracking – Over the shoulder camera holder

Day 4 – Brighton

  • Record different types of location to show where the soldiers had been protested to give a good reliable source to the audience making it a good trustworthy and knowledgeable documentary.
  • Record people doing their daily lives in brighton,
  • Shot’s of worthing Brighton pier because it’s one of the main attraction in Brighton

Day 5 – Edit Documentary 

  • Mel section 1 edit
  • John Bacarro section 2 edit
  • Ensure all the video is in a memory card.
  • Record Josh voice over with mic.

Equipment

  • Sound – Boom mic
  • Computer

UNIT 27 PRE-PRODUCTION DOCUMENTARY PLANNING: RISK ASSESSMENT FOR FILMING

Filming in shoreham: 

One of our plan in our documentary is to put a lot of footage in Shoreham this generation to make it professional and add realism to the documentary. We’re planning to record different areas in Shoreham such as the town and the hills to show the actual shoreham place it self which gives the viewers an idea what its about. During the clips of shoreham is showing to the screen we will add voice over explaining the story in shoreham during world war 1 with the voice of Josh Martello to give a quick brief of the place to the audience. Our main plan of the documentary is to add a lot of information and facts that will make the viewers learn about what happened in shoreham during world war 1 which also interest them and makes them continue watching the documentary.

Risk to filming in shoreham:

  • Risk of recording a specific place which we need a permission to do it and also give the worthing college a bad reputation.
  • Treatment of equipments – The treatment of the camera equipment, having to carry heavy stands and cameras around shoreham is tiring and also a risk of breaking the equipments.
  • The transition between Slonk hill to the A27 could possible take risk when trying to record transition to the busy motorway.
  • Weather conditions – It’s shoreham and pretty much the weather condition is unpredictable that we might need to bring extra jackets which increases our limits to bring different equipments. If it rained in slink hill or in town its a high risk for us to slip or fall over. To prevent this we’re going to check the weather before the week we go there to make sure the weather is good to record.
  • Sticks/Nature – Making sure we’re aware of our surrounding due to slippery concretes and slippery grass.
  • awareness of general public

Filming at slink hill (A27):

  • Permission to visit slonk hill / shoreham army camp that without someone’s permission it gives us a bad reputation for the college, breaking the rules.
  • The transition between Slonk hill to the A27 could possible take risk when trying to record transition to the busy motorway.
  • Awareness of general public and weather (could affect filming equipment)

Filming in Worthing: 

We’re planning to film in the museum in worthing where we are going to put the finishing product of the documentary. There is also a lot of important items in there which relates to the concept of our documentary like were going to film the evidence of the shoreham army camp and also record the gallery of the camp during back then. We’re planning to the a pan shots following the museums corridor in to the room of the gallery where were going to put the documentary. Basically its just different types of panning in the museum which makes the documentary professional.

Risk to filming in Worthing: 

  • Again, a lot of the risks in-tail permissions and gathering these in the correct way to be able to include these in filming / our documentary – we will make sure we have informed/emailed the people in awareness of this.
  • General public- being aware
  • General obstacles that could be apparent

Bowling for columbine review

The reconstruction is CCTV footage of the Massacre, showing images of people trying to escape or people hiding from the people shooting up the school. This section is full of dramatization – the slow motion visuals of people getting shot with the sound of people screaming at the police to know what’s going on. While this is happening, there is the non-diegetic slow, sad music that is being played, which helps trail off the phone call and leave the audience in a state of shock of how terrifying this must have been. It continues with an interview of the president Bill Clinton, showing his reactions and how he feels about what happened. The scene starts off with a narrative explaining the school and the event, before going into the CCTV montage. It’s all in slow motion to keep the constant dramatisation going. The narrative begins with students walking into their school, oblivious to the events that will happen, this is followed by shots of empty corridors, which represents what the massacre caused, as though there are ghosts in the corridors. The footage of walking down the corridors is in slow motion to enhance the emotion behind the meaning. The camera feels as though it’s floating, which makes it feel more as though you’re seeing it through the eyes of the ‘ghosts’.

Soon after we are given footage and information about the Oklahoma Bombings, which is in close date to the Columbine Massacre. The screen cuts to black and you hear gunshots. The sound bridge makes the audience believe that we are now moving back to the Columbine Massacre. However it instead turns out to be footage of The Kosovo War. The use of this sound bridge was further dramatisation, as you don’t know what to expect before you are shown where the gunshots are coming from. This is enhanced by the next sound bridge that is used, we are given footage of Bill Clinton talking about the success of the Kosovo War and then the screen cuts to an expository text saying ‘one hour later’ and while you read this you hear Clinton talking about the Columbine Massacre. It is further dramatised by the way the audience know exactly what to expect, and reading that these interviews were an hour apart makes it more shocking. This leads on to a fade to black and emotional music begins to play.

Unit 3 Research Techniques for the creative media industries

Report 

Our project was to research Shoreham army fort and what went on there throughout the First World War. We are focusing on all aspects from romance to war artists. Our overall aim is to make a documentary explaining what went on in the camp and it to be in an exhibition at Worthing museum. Our project will be funded by the national lottery heritage fund.

“In the autumn of 1914 over 20,000 recruits at first lived in tents then later wooden huts in the area surrounding Buckingham Park and Slonk Hill overlooking Shoreham-by-Sea. Life was very tough for the new recruits who came from all over Britain. By 1916 the British recruits were replaced by Canadian soldiers many who were recovering from trench warfare.” http://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/archive/pr14-046.html

Market research is any organized effort to gather information about people. An example of market research we used is that we used things like focus groups and questionnaires to find out our target audience also we read various books and looked at YouTube videos to give us an overview of the First World War.

A target market is the main group of people you are going to try to appeal to with your product. You can find out your target audience by carrying out primary research such as focus groups and questionnaires or alternatively/as well you can carry out secondary research which is quicker and cheaper although you don’t find out anything specific to your product.

When carrying out research for our documentary on Shoreham army fort in WW1 we had to carry out Primary and secondary research to find out our target market.

Primary research is a collection of original primary data collected first hand. It is often carried out after the researcher has gained some insight into the subject by looking into secondary research. When carrying out primary research I decided to carry out a questionnaire and a focus group

A focus group in the a group of people brought together by a company or organisation so that they can find out what the general public think of a certain subject or product. It is an expensive procedure as companies would have to pay people for their opinions whereas when I carried out one I used close friends. They are done over questionnaire to get a more in depth insight to the opinions of the product or subject.

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Video Report Script

Market research is any organized effort to gather information about target markets or customers. Market research can also help you develop your products and services and make sure they meet the needs of your target audience. For instance, if you run a restaurant and you want to introduce a new lunch menu, you could invite a small group of local people to come and taste the food and give you feedback on your service and proposed pricing. This kind of exercise might only take a few hours and would not cost you much but it could provide you with important feedback and increase your chances of success.

Market research can be either primary or secondary. Primary research is new research, carried out to answer specific issues or questions. It can involve questionnaires, surveys or interviews with individuals or small groups.

Secondary research makes use of information previously researched for other purposes and publicly available. This is also known as ‘desk research’. Secondary research includes published research reports in a library, surveys or the Internet.

An example of a market research is when we did a focus group and a questionnaire to gather information of what they know about shoreham army cam­­–­­p during the World War 1. I’ve found out that 2 of my mate josh and Chris knows about some Canadian soldiers replacing the British soldiers in the camp. It may now be a full detailed answer but its still helps with my research.

What is a focus group?

A focus group is a form of qualitative research in which a group of people is asked about their opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards an idea. Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members.

It’s not always easy running a focus group, in order to run a focus group you need to give them an incentive, like giving them foods. Everyone loves food.

Well that’s why 99.9% of the people ive invented went because I’ve ordered pizza for everyone.

Let’s talk about Qualitative and Quantitative research.

Quantitative research is about asking people for their opinions in a structured way so that you can produce hard facts and statistics to guide you. To get reliable statistical results, it’s important to survey people in fairly large numbers and to make sure they are a representative sample of your target market.

Qualitative research is about finding out not just what people think but why they think it. It’s about getting people to talk about their opinions so you can understand their motivations and feelings.

Now let’s talk about our main research.

Our main purpose for this project is to make a 20 minute documentary about certain aspects whether it’s about lifestyle, entertainment, morale and sport of the soldiers during then. My group and I had been given the morale topic. Finding out their emotions towards their lifestyle like what got them motivated and what got them discouraged. And also Jason gave us another task to make a documentary of the overall project explaining what we did from day 1 to the day we finished the unit.

 

Here’s a photo evidence of my class who went to happy valley, which is where the Shoreham camp training is used to be. When my research group and I arrived, we were greeted by people who specialized in finding things that has expand our researching skills. We have been taught how to metal detect understanding the use of meter, which tells us if it’s metal or copper. We found things such as buttons and bullet shells, as shown;

This helped us understand what to include in our documentary, such as how to distinguish the soldiers, and how accurate to make their uniforms.

We then went to the keep. The Keep is an archive and historical resource Centre that stores and gives the public access to over 900 years of records relating to the English county of East Sussex. We’ve looked at some documents and cases about shoreham exploring many stories that happened such as a guy who had been hit by a car dead.

They taught us how to clean old maps and letters using rubbers and this special powder, as it needed to be cleaned every week, as it will get dusty. They also gave us a tour in this storage where they have kept photos, maps, and letter for the past couple of decade. It has been a pleasure getting on that room because it’s very rare getting into that room as it’s very classified.

We have learned a lot in the keep, giving us more knowledge of what happened in Shoreham. And will also help us make our documentary longer talking about the letters we have discovered and learning how to clean photographs.

Unit 27 News Analysis 9/11 – BBC NEWS and ITV 4

My task was to research into news production and structure; to complete this I researched and look at news reports to find out the different styles of reports and how different coverage affected the way and perspective of the situation. As a fair and specific example I looked at 3 different reports on the 9/11 tragedy, which were covered by Sky News, BBC News and ABC News.

Sky News

Sky news reported on the attack from the perspective of an observer. Sky news, being a news channel did not interrupt their schedule to report on the attack.

They reported in a breaking news format and were being fed information from their American partners. Since a live wire was feeding this PROGRAM, there were gaps in-between the sentences to report on information literally being received. This made the coverage real-time and feels very live compared to BBC reporting on late information. The report was formal and professional, even though this was a tragic incident. Sky News had live actuality footage from their American partners-Fox News and other sources; this made the coverage up to date and on top. As well as the verbal and video information being displayed, there was also use of text-on-screen with more in-depth reports of what the reporter isn’t talking about. Sky News also had a witness, in a form of an employee phoned from America straight to Sky News for live reports. Sky news also straight off streams the other news network on their channel with talking over the footage.

BBC

BBC News interrupts their regular schedule for the coverage. This made the report seem urgent and very important. The report was a little bit behind the event. BBC also offered replays of the tragedy and then cuts to the late coverage of which later went to live coverage. The footage shown was from another American source, of which covered another plane crashing into the other tower. The since the coverage was real-time, there were reactions to when the other plane crashing into the building. This made the coverage very real and tragic. The BBC report had many similarities compared to the Sky News report and the ABC report e.g. live news feed, live footage and reporter covering in real-time. The coverage included an expert witness of whom, has visited the twin towers before and gave insights into how important the towers were and how busy it can get. Out through the coverage there was no use of non-diegetic sounds and the footage was focused on the towers at all time. There was also little transition between shots and in the overall coverage. BBC also provided on-foot pictures of which showed the chaos that was happening on the ground.

ABC

ABC started their report with the presenters introducing the information on what had happen and what they knew so far. Since ABC is an American news channel, the reports were fairly quick and information was pouring in leading to the reports that were said was not confirmed at the time. The format was a ‘special report’ instead of breaking news compared to the 2 UK news channel, Sky & BBC. This was similar to the breaking news format but really focuses on all the footage they can acquire and it attempted to be as accurate as possible.

Focus group

Focus groups

STEP 1: Set a date/location.

STEP 2: Determine a plan of what will be the focus group’s main purpose, goals/objectives, and discussion topics.

STEP 3: Create a discussion guide with questions based on main topics about which you would like to gain insights during your planned focus group.

STEP 4:Put together your key findings, recommendations, and uncovered insights.

Focus group ww1

What college do you go to or what do you work as?

Patrick: I work in costa full time

Bella: I go to university full time

Fi: I go to Worthing college full time

Jack: I work full time in a carpet shop

Megan: I work full time of an insurance company

Ashley: I work full time as a teacher assistant

Do you enjoy your work/college? If not why?

Patrick: I enjoy work but don’t like the long hours they give me.

Bella: I really enjoy university.

Fi: I enjoy some subjects I take but not all because I find some of them dull.

Jack: I really enjoy where I work.

Megan: I don’t enjoy work because I have to travel far each day.

Ashley: I enjoy the work I have to do but

Do you know anything this about the wars?

Patrick: I studied it in school but dropped history as a GCSE so no

Bella: I know a little such as the First World War started in 1914

Fi: I know about through going to museums but nothing substantial

Jack: I don’t know anything about the wars.

Megan: I studied it in school but dropped history as a GCSE so no.

Ashley: I hated history in school so not much.

What’s your attitude to World War 1?

Patrick: I respect the people that fought in the war

Bella: Like max I respect the people that fought

Fi: I feel sorry for the people that lost loved ones throughout the war.

Jack: Don’t know

Megan: I feel sorry for people who had to live through it.

Ashley: I feel for the people that went to war and lost their lives. Huge respect.

 

 

Break

Did you know that Shoreham had an army camp? If so what do you know about it?

Patrick: No I did not I’m not to the area

Bella: I’m also new to the area

Fi: Same

Jack: I knew that Shoreham had a fort but not an army camp.

Megan: I knew there was a camp not I don’t know much about it

Ashley: I didn’t know there was a camp there.

 

 

2nd Focus group ww1

What college do you go to or what do you work as?

Josh: I work full time at a sandwich bar.

Jacob: I work full time in retail.

Sarah: I’m at college full time and work in a bar part time.

Luke: I work full time in removals.

Ellie: I work full time in Tesco.

Lily: I go to college full time.

Do you enjoy your work/college? If not why?

Josh: I really enjoy what I do because of the good atmosphere

Jacob: I don’t like my job but it pays well.

Sarah: I enjoy college and work because I have the right balance.

Luke: I enjoy what I do because its different each week.

Ellie: I don’t enjoy what I do because it repetitive

Lily: I don’t enjoy college because I find it dull

Do you enjoy your work/college? If not why?

Melissa: I enjoy college because it’s something to do with what I want to do when I’m older.

Stacey: I don’t enjoy college because I find it dull.

Nick: I hate where I work because it’s dull and repetitive.

James: I really enjoy university life.

Jess: I don’t mind where I work because its good money but the work is dull.

Natasha: I really enjoy Uni.

Do you know anything this about the wars?

Melissa: I know a little as I studied it at GCSE level.

Stacey: I don’t know much about it as I never studied history at school.

Nick: I don’t know anything about it.

James: I know a fair bit but not as much as I’d like to know.

Jess: I know a little and I read a little bit about history at work in the newspapers.

Natasha: I don’t know that much but I’m not really interested in it.

What’s your attitude to World War 1?

Melissa: I can’t imagine what it would have been like to live through it

Stacey: I really respect everyone that had to deal with it on a day to day basis.

Nick: Respect to the people that died.

James: I really applicate everyone that laid down their lives for the good of the people.

Jess: I really respect the people that died a fought for our country.

Natasha: Huge respect to everyone who lived through it.

 

Break

Did you know that Shoreham had an army camp? If so what do you know about it?

Melissa: I knew there was a camp that held thousands but I’d like to know more.

Stacey: I didn’t know that.

Nick: I’m not from the area so I don’t know.

James: I got taught about it in history but I don’t remember much Jess: I knew about the fort there but not the camp there.

Summary

Question:

What college do you go to or what do you work as?

Mostly of my mates have a full time job recently

Do you enjoy your work/college? If not why?

I found out that most of them doesn’t like their work this I because they work full time and they are still getting used to there new work.

Do you know anything this about the wars?

Mostly of my mate I’ve interviewed mostly knows about the history of world war one because some of them know it from history lessons.

What’s your attitude to World War 1?

Mostly everyone’s attitude towards the people in ww1 is that they respect everyone who joined the army for serving their country and