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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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?