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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Editing

I have now started editing together the footage that I have already gained. I have placed in the interviews that I am going to use and the group work/ speeches. With the interviews, I have made sure to use the typical convention of telling the audience the name of the interviewee and what they do at the bottom of the page. This makes my documentary look authentic.
I have also turned the volume of the speeches right down. This allows for me to be able to imput a voice over easier, and allow for people to hear me.
Experimenting with the many different functions on imovie, I have found that some of them might come into use. For example, I might use the fade in/out function at the start/end of my documentary clip.
Although I have started editing, I am far from finished. I should be filming more during the upcomming week, which means that it would be easier to insert more rushes into the existing.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Useage of the footage

This is the footage that I think I am going to use from the GYA training weekend:
• 2 or 3 of the speeches shorten them right down and have a voice over on the top. (Sean, Gennaro and possibly Amanda’s)
• Chair/ vice chair interviews.
• Either the Treasurer/ vice, or the secretary/vice.
• Luke’s interview as an unsuccessful candidate for the position of media rep.
• Dave Anderson, MP, interview. (use a short clip of his to start off the interview)
• Lucy’s interview (and also maybe Andrew’s)
• Use some of the group work footage.

This way I know that I have a variation of different shots/ purposes being covered within my documentary. These are also, I believe, to be the best rushes that I managed to take over the two days.

20th November 2012

Today I started to place some of my existing footage into my documentary. There is still a long way to go, but I have started to edit and crop the shots that I am going to use.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Filming

Over the weekend I started my filming at the Gateshead Youth Assembly training weekend. This was a good start as I managed to record a load of interviews and the election speeches that everyone gained. I also took reaction to the elections interviews, which could feature in my documentary.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

possible schedule of the filming

• The training weekend:
o Election shots:
 Voters
 Candidates
 Ballet box shots
 Announcements and reactions
 Post-election interviews:
• Successful candidate
• Unsuccessful candidate
Try to capture some of the ‘bitchiness’ that can come from the outcome.
o Establishing shots of activities/meal times:
 Interview with an established member
 Interview with a new-comer

o Valerie Ender:
 Ask the question, ‘are young people political?’
Get her to rant on about the subject, face to camera. Can cut in between this and the other rushes.

o Chris Hulme :
 He was one of the founders of the GYA.
 He is the treasurer of the Youth Council
 Works within the children in care section of the council.
 Ask him why he thinks it’s important to get involved.

The training weekend itself is on the 10th/11th November, so this is when I plan to get this lot of filming done.

Lucy Adams
• Focus on her
• Gain some observations of her around and about:
o At school (maybe school council) *could do this at the next S.C meeting*
o At GYA *The next full meeting is 13.11.12, but it will probably be the week after on 20.11.12 also*
o At home *Whenever she is free… hopefully within the next 3/ 4 weeks*

• Look at Andrew… keeping it in the family. Ask his opinions of it are as a newcomer and a year 7.
o What he is looking forward to
o What his fears are
*I could achieve both of these tasks whilst at the training weekend*
Interview with a leader
• What his/her general observations are about the issue.
• Ask them if they are pro/anti young people in politics.
*All this should be done within the next month*
Lee Holmes
• Spend a day with him and gather as much information as I can:
o Why he got interested in politics
o Why he finds it interesting and important
o What he thinks should be done in order to encourage younger people to get politically involved

• He is a young person, and Gateshead’s first openly gay councillor.
For this it will more than likely be just about saying what an achievement this is, and just how he could be a role model for other young people who are in his position.
*I want to get this done within the next few weeks. This will be done when Lee is not at university and is available to contribute*

Year 7 class
I can use this to my advantage to show the flip side of the argument:
• Young people aren’t involved in politics
I could ask them a series of questions that range from simple to slightly more complicated and collect their results. Possible questions could include:
• Who is the prime minister?
• Which parties are involved in the current coalition?
• Who are your local councillors?
• What do the secretaries of state form?
• What’s the Prime ministers address?
• What are the three main parts of parliament?
• What is a proposed new law called?
• How many MP’s do you think are in parliament?
*I want to do this within the next two weeks. This way if I make a mistake in filming or want to gain more footage it will be simple and easy to do so.*
Hopefully all my filming will be done by Christmas!!!!

Things to film

Plan of what to film for the documentary

• No presenter
• To be a fly-on-the-wall style
• Trying to prove that some young people are political.

GYA
• The training weekend:
o Election shots:
 Voters
 Candidates
 Ballet box shots
 Announcements and reactions
 Post-election interviews:
• Successful candidate
• Unsuccessful candidate
Try to capture some of the ‘bitchiness’ that can come from the outcome.

o Establishing shots of activities/meal times:
 Interview with an established member
 Interview with a new-comer

o Valerie Ender:
 Ask the question, ‘are young people political?’
Get her to rant on about the subject, face to camera. Can cut in between this and the other rushes.

o Chris Hulme :
 He was one of the founders of the GYA.
 He is the treasurer of the Youth Council
 Works within the children in care section of the council.
 Ask him why he thinks it’s important to get involved.

Lucy Adams
• Focus on her
• Gain some observations of her around and about:
o At school (maybe school council)
o At GYA
o At home

• Look at Andrew… keeping it in the family. Ask his opinions of it are as a newcomer and a year 7.
o What he is looking forward to
o What his fears are

Interview with a leader
• What his/her general observations are about the issue.
• Ask them if they are pro/anti young people in politics.

Lee Holmes
• Spend a day with him and gather as much information as I can:
o Why he got interested in politics
o Why he finds it interesting and important
o What he thinks should be done in order to encourage younger people to get politically involved

• He is a young person, and Gateshead’s first openly gay councillor.
For this it will more than likely be just about saying what an achievement this is, and just how he could be a role model for other young people who are in his position.

Year 7 class
I can use this to my advantage to show the flip side of the argument:
• Young people aren’t involved in politics
I could ask them a series of questions that range from simple to slightly more complicated and collect their results. Possible questions could include:
• Who is the prime minister?
• Which parties are involved in the current coalition?
• Who are your local councillors?
• What do the secretaries of state form?
• What’s the Prime ministers address?
• What are the three main parts of parliament?
• What is a proposed new law called?
• How many MP’s do you think are in parliament?