• The training weekend:
o Election shots:
Ballet box shots
Announcements and reactions
• 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.
• 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*
• 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!!!!