Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Filmed Interview Draft



Film Techniques Glossary

Cut - The splicing of two shots together. This cut is made by the film editor at the editing stage of a film. Between sequences the cut marks a rapid transition between one time and space and another, but depending on the nature of the cut it will have different meanings.
Reasons why - I have used cut within my animation. i have used this with nearly every shot as i felt some shots dragged and needed to be cut.

Continuity editing - These are cuts that take us seamlessly from one sequence or scene to another. This is an unobtrusive cut that serves to move the narrative along.
Reasons why - Yes i have used this as i wanted all my animation to run smoothly and not have any pauses or split frames.

Cross cutting - Cutting between different sets of action that can be occurring simultaneously or at different times, (this term is used synonymously but somewhat incorrectly with parallel editing.) Cross-cutting is used to build suspense, or to show the relationship between the different sets of action.

Dissolve - These terms are used inter-changeably to refer to a transition between two sequences or scenes. Generally associated with earlier cinema but still used on occasion. In a dissolve a first image gradually dissolves or fades out and is replaced by another which fades in over it. This type of transition, which is known also as a soft transition (as opposed to the cut), suggests a longer passage of time than a cut.
Reasons why - i haven't used dissolve as i felt it didn't 

Establishing Shot - In filmmaking and television production sets up, or establishes the context for a scene by showing the relationship between its important figures and objects. It is generally a long- or extreme-long shot at the beginning of a scene indicating where, and sometimes when, the remainder of the scene takes place.

Eyeliner Match - An eyeline match is a film editing technique associated with the continuity editing system. It is based on the premise that the audience will want to see what the character on-screen is seeing. The eyeline match begins with a character looking at something off-screen, followed by a cut to the object or person at which he is looking. 

FadeA gradual appearance of an image, light, or sound, especially as a transition in a cinematic work, audio recording, or performance.

Final Cut - the final edited version of a film, approved by the director and producer. Compare rough cut.

Jump Cut -  jump cut is a cut in film editing in which two sequential shots of the same subject are taken from camera positions that vary only slightly. This type of edit gives the effect of jumping forwards in time.

Matched Cut - match cut, also called a graphic match is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which objects in the two shots graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically.

Montage - Simply, editing. More particularly: Eisenstein's idea that adjacent shots should relate to each other in such a way that A and B combine to produce another meaning, C, which is not actually recorded on the film.

Rough Cut - In filmmaking, the rough cut is the second of three stages of offline editing. The rough cut is the first stage in which the film begins to resemble its final product. Rough cuts do not flow well and still undergo many changes before the release of the film.
 I didn't use rough cut within my documentary

Shot reverse - is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other.

Shot cutting - jump cut is a cut in film editing in which two sequential shots of the same subject are taken from camera positions that vary only slightly. This type of edit gives the effect of jumping forwards in time. 

Wipe - wipe is a type of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape. If the wipe proceeds from two opposite edges of the screen toward the centre or vice versa, it is known as a barn door wipe

Interview Presentation/Pitch

Filmed Interview Evaluation

I felt that my filmed interview practice that I conducted went really well. We both answered the questions giving full explanations in detail without drifting away from the original question that was asked. 

Now i have watched the interview back over i have noticed a few things within the interview. These were such things as the questions that was asked were completely random to each other. If this interview was to take place again then we have both said that we would base the question on one topic area. 

  • we had decided to film the interview in a quite room, that we wouldn't be disturbed in. we have chosen to do it here as we wanted to make sure you can hear and understand what is being said without any background noise.
  • We both answered the questions giving full detailed explanations. 
  • When we was asking and being asked the question we was confident with speaking making it very clear in front of camera. we felt we done this well as some people can get nervous, and not say a lot or even mumble their words. 
  • when asking the question we went straight into asking the next one instead of waiting between each one after the interviewee had finished the answer to the previous question. 
  • When asking the questions if we stuck to one topic area instead of lots of random questions, this is so that the questions would flow and we would find out more about one topic area instead of lots of little details.
  • If we had a third person involved within the interview then it would have more structure as they would help guide the questions that was asked. 
  • if the equipment used was better as it looks unprofessional in parts making it look bad, we would decide on a better place with the lighting and also the positioning of the camera.  

Now i have looked back at our interview and gathered feed back, i felt it was an overall success. However like in many things if i was to do this interview again i would change a few small things. these are things such as having a topic area for the questions, and using better equipment for the production of the interview making it have a more professional look and feel.  

We felt that asking questions based on one topic area would be more exciting for viewers apart from lots of random questions, i felt this as if we had a topic area then we would get a full understanding about what that persons things of that topic there will be more of a story to it, if just asking random question then the  viewer will only get small details about loads of random things showing no story. 

Questions that can be improved even with their answers:

Kieran's question to Tom.

Q1: What is your favourite TV show 

A1: "My favourite TV show is ermmm........... Winnie the Poo"

Tom could improve this answer by answering quicker and given a better detailed answer, such as explaining why it is his favourite TV program and what makes it better than others with examples. 

Toms question to Kieran.

Q1: What is your favourite subject in school 

A1: "My favourite Subject in school is Further maths"
Kieran could of improved this by answering explaining why it is his favourite subject and what he likes about this subject, he can say other subjects that he dislikes and why further maths stands out to him. 

Monday, 8 June 2015

Pitch Feedback

After pitching our Documentary idea I showed my documentary idea to one of the other media teachers just to get their opinion on my documentary, I was told that adjusting the idea would be best or change the idea completely. I felt that because I had planned the documentary so much it would be a shame to chuck it all away and start all over again so I have stuck with the idea of "Life As A Sixth Former".

Although one teacher didn't really like the idea, the other people who I showed the documentary pitch to liked the idea and liked what I could possibly do with it. They were really interested in to what the documentary could be like and what the possible outcome could be.

I decided after though that I would change the name of the documentary from "Day In The Life Of A Sixth Former" to "Life of A Sixth Former" This was because we didn't think we could get all the footage that we thought we could do in one day. So we decided that we are going to film over a number of days so that we can get a good amount of shots so that there isn't any problems with being short on clips.

We wanted to show different areas of the school in the shots so that the interviews would show different areas. We didn't want it to be all the same areas because there are different places to go in the school.

Another point made was that because I was working on my own they suggested it was a lot of work they suggested me working in a group where the other people can help to do more work instead of struggling and not getting the best documentary.

Interview for dummies.

How to produce an interview:
To produce a decent interview you will need a combination of different skills and job roles. These key responsibilities are shared among the producers, directors, interviewers, cameramen and the music and lighting technicians. Interviews can be doing all these jobs yourself. in order to film an interview you will need to make preparations which include various different things such as: arranging a guest, choosing your location, preparing your equipment, and setting it up. A very simple tip is to always check everything before shooting and always take test shots before rushing into it an getting it wrong. 

Camera Techniques/Shots

When filming an interview i would suggest that you only use the single camera technique, this means that there will only be one camera in one place at a time. the camera doesn't move. when the camera is rolling you are either filming the interviewer or the interviewee. if shooting the interviewee you would generally shoot a mid-shot. a mid-shot is where you only film the upper half of another person. 
Another shot that may be used would be a back cut, this is a shot of the interviewer asking the question which is shown on the other side of the interviewer. this is a very popular shot when it comes to the professionals doing a interview. this shot is called "the noddy", This is a shot where they film the interviewee or the interviewer nodding at the question or answer  

Mise-en-scene within an interview often depends on who the interviewee is as to how it would work and be used. An example of this would be at an awards ceremony, where the press backdrops would have the appropriate logos for who was sponsoring the event. this would show who was sponsoring the event and the name of the event. It is important for the backdrops not to take the attention away from the person being interviewed, they have to be subtle and bland. The interviewee has to wear clothes with no colours so that the strobing effect doesn't occur on camera.


Framing is a very important element you should consider when making a documentary, as it needs to be done properly in order to make it look good. Rule of thirds is a very popular technique used. Rule of thirds is when the screen is split up into 9 boxes, this helps to identify the positioning of certain elements like the interviewee itself. when using this shot you need to line up one vertical line and the subjects eyes close the horizontal line. if you follow the rule of thirds then everything will be positioned well among the background  then no errors will occur. 

Three point lighting 

Lighting is a very important part when it comes down to the filming of the interview, lighting give it a very professional look. in the shots. many Interviews do not use the correct techniques when filming there interviews. to give it a very professional look the lighting is the one main concept. 
The most popular lighting would be the three point lighting, this is where you use 3 different kinds of light. these lights are called Key light, back light and fill light. These all have different uses, the key light is the main light that is used as it is the boldest and has the most influence. The fill light is the secondary light. this is placed opposite the key light, this helps fill in the shadows and isn't as bright so this draws the light further away from the interviewee. The back light is the third light that is used. This is placed behind the interviewee. This helps to prevent definition and highlights around the objects figure.

One to one interview 

One to one interviews will normally be set in a location that will relate to the topic the interview s on or even in a location based on the career of the interviewee. Some interviews are filmed with a green screen, or they may have a poster or advertisement as a backdrop. Depending on where the interview is taking place would depend if the interview was to have a background noise or not. some interviews have a audience, so they can make noises responding to the questions and answers. The editing of a one to one interview is often much harder to edit as its mostly done in one shot not everything is perfect and the sounds will need changing. 

BBC interview Research

What is your favourite interview and why?
My favourite interview was Panorama Salvador Dali. this stood out to me the most as i enjoy studying Art and different artists, this interview was filmed in 1955 which was when artists came into their own there was many different artist developing and creating new styles in art. Surrealism was one that i felt was interesting as it was very different. i was interested about the artist and what he would say and act. 
What is your least favourite interview and why? 
My least Favourite was The Solitary Billionaire: J. Paul Getty. i found that the concept was very interesting, however The man he was interviewing was very boring, i found he was boring to listen to and often repeated the same thing over within his question. He was slow and didn't seem intelligent for what he is. he had a boring voice and spoke with no emotion.
What is the best question out of all the interviews you watched and why?
Panorama Salvador Dali- i enjoyed the question about how he did is beard. it gave humor and also a good start to the interview. the way he answered it he didn't even batter an eye lid he just told them how he did it how long it takes and what he uses. 
And the worst?
my least favourite question was when he asked about his moustash when he went to bed. even though it was humorous they have already discussed the style and how he does it, so i felt asking it it was pointing up or down when he sleep pointless.
What is the funniest response? What question prompted it? 
The funniest response was Mohammed Ali at the beginning. The first question was asked and then he his response was 'no problem' swaying his head back acting like he didn't care. the audience that was laughing which i felt emphasized the humor more.
Who is your favourite interviewer? Why? 
Frost was my favourite interviewer. I felt that he engaged with who he was interviewing well, he sat and listened while asking very important and questions people wanted to know the answers to. he got involved when Mohammed Ali got up and showed him 'to be one step in front of the mummy' making the interview interesting and exciting.

Other interesting things you have found. 
I thought the surrounding on where they were interviewed. In each interview you can clearly see the conversing. however in each interview where the seats are placed can be varied, meaning the 2 people are at different distances away from each other. Also depending on who the interview is on sets the surrounding. such as Mohammed Ali is in a boxing ring.

Interview question Draft

In our documentary we have asked numerous questions to 3 interviewees. below are the questions asked 

Oliver Friend:

  • What do you do at the weekends? 
  • How do you think people see you at school? 
  • What subjects do you take? 
  • Where do you see yourself in a few years
  • What is Sixth Form like?
  • What is different from in the Sixth Form to the lower school? 

Jade Mason:

  • What was the transition like from GCSE to Sixth Form ? 
  • Did you find it hard to fit in ?
  • Whats the best thing that happened since joining? 
  • Whats your best impression?
  • Was it easy to make friends? 
  • How do you think people see you at school? 

Tyler Lewis Kilden:

  • How did it come across being head boy? 
  • What does it mean to you 
  • How was the transition from the lower school to the upper school 
  • Do you think that your sexuality effected your nomination 
  • When did you join the school? 
  • What subjects do you take? 
  • What do you do at the weekend? 

 Once we have asked these questions to our 3 different interviewees, i felt that each person answered the questions well, giving somestime more than we was expeceting. Even though the questions we asked were very simular, we still had a variety of different answers. below i have chosen the same question asked throughout so you can see the different responses, and i have also shown the question that i feel had the best answer in for each interviewee.

Oliver Friend - 
"what subjects do you take"
Answer - " I do BTEC Media and Btec Sport, Sport becasue ive always liked sport and Media, because.... i thought it'll be fun really"
Olly just said the subjects he was doing and only one sentence on why he has chosen to do it. his answer was the worst as it wasnt very descriptive Making you almsot drift away from watching the documentary.

 "How do you think that people see you at school?"
Olly responded " I don't really think how people see me at school, I have my own friends so I don't tend to worry about how other people see me."

I liked this answer as i felt he best described what he actually felt, his other answers felt fake and he was enthusiastic about it, but answering this he was quick to respond and has a strong answer to the question.
Jade Mason - 
"What subjects do you take"
"Answer" -

"Did you find it hard to fit in"
Answer " I did at first but I gained more confidence and as all the girls were in the same position we bonded quite quickly"
I have chosen this answer as i felt it had the most meaning in it, when she answered you could feel the emotion, undesrtanding that school can be a struggle but Ravenswood community with famale students make bonds easier than it seems.

Tyler Lewis Kilden -

What subjects do you take

"How did it come across being head boy" 
Tyler replied " I didn't think I had a chance at first but the teachers started to tell me that I did, and because the teachers believed in me I started to too."
This is also a goo answer a sit had a lot of emotion i nagain, all tylers answers answer were very good and intresting. they were all answered professionally and clearly, giving a very clear idea of the message he wanted to get across. This was a great answer from Tyler because it showed that he really believed in his self. 

Paper Edit.

Pitch feedback

  • We have shown development within our decision of our animation, we first was going to use lego however, we have shown that using lego show make our animation look like we wasn't taking it serious enough, so we have shown development of wanting to change our original idea to paper cut outs, as we felt it best suited the charity and would be the most effective way. 
  • We have shown a clear understanding of the background of Help for Heroes, and have shown good research building up to the creation of our animation. 
  • We was able to explain the purpose of Help For Heroes and give examples of what they do. Within our chosen idea we have given a clear understanding of what the charity does. 
  • We have clear understanding of who our characters are and what they are doing within our animation. we have shown good detailed illustrations with some explanation of who they are and what role they were doing. 
  • We have given a clear understanding of what Mise-en-scene is and how it is involved in our animation we have clearly described what effect we are using and the props lighting and costumes that will be used in our animation. 


  • The concept of our idea wasn't correct the first time we came up with ideas due to us not having a full understanding of Help for Heroes. We have improved this by researching Help for Heroes in more detail and then we have chosen to use a life story of a wounded soldier. This has helped us come up with more ideas that tell a better story and relate to Help for Heroes the best. 
  • Within our storyboard we have given a good visual look however there isn't any writing to also explain in more detail about the camera angles and what is happening. we have used the same storyboards but underneath each drawing we have added in the camera angle and also what is occurring within the frame. 
  • We didn't explain who the target audience was we was aiming for so and to improve we would need to show a full understanding of who the target audience is and who we are aiming it towards.  
  • For our set designs it wasn't clear exactly what we was doing. we had explained our different sets we was going to use but wasn't explained in enough detail. To improve this we have now drawn out the set designs we are using and then underneath we have explained in detail why we are using them and in what part of the animation they will appear. 

Animation Timeline.

1833 (180 AD) Zoetrope    

The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.

1824 Thaumatrope
A disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image due to persistence of vision.

1833 (180 AD) Zoetrope
The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.

1868 flipbook

A flip book or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change.

1888 Kinetoscope
The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. Though not a movie projector, it was designed for films to be viewed individually through the window of the cabinet housing its components. It creates the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high speed shutter.

1908 Fantasmagorie
French animated film by Emile Cohl.The film was created by drawing each frame on paper and then shooting each frame onto negative film which gave the picture a blackboard look.It was made up of 700 drawings, each of which was double-exposed (animated "on twos"), leading to a running time of almost two minutes.

1917 El Apostol
El Apóstol (Spanish: "The Apostle") was a 1917 Argentine animated film utilizing cutout animation, and the world's first animated feature film.

1925 Felix the cat
Felix the Cat is a cartoon character created in the silent film era. His black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history. Felix was the first character from animation to attain a level of popularity sufficient to draw movie audiences

1925 Walt Disney Alice Comedies  
The "Alice Comedies" are a series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney in the 1920s, in which a live action little girl named Alice (originally played by Virginia Davis) and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated landscape.

1928 Walt Disney Steamboat willie
Steamboat Willie was produced in black-and-white by The Walt Disney Studio and released by Celebrity Productions. The cartoon is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse, and his girlfriend Minnie, but the characters had both appeared several months earlier in test screenings. Steamboat Willie was the third of Mickey's films to be produced, but was the first to be distributed.The film is also notable for being one of the first cartoons with synchronized sound.

1930 Warner Bros Looney Tunes
Sinking in the bathtub, was the very first Warner Bros. theatrical cartoon short as well as the very first of the Looney Tunes series. Made in 1930, this short marked the theatrical debut of Bosko the "Talk-Ink Kid" whom Harman and Ising had created to show to Warner Brothers. Bosko became their first star character, surpassed only much later by Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. Also, this is the first publicly released non-Disney cartoon to have a pre-recorded soundtrack

1937 Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
It is the first full-length cel animated feature in motion picture history, the first animated feature film produced in the United States, the first produced in full colour, the first to be produced by Walt Disney Productions, and the first in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

1945 Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors
The first Japanese feature-length animated film. It was made as a propoganda film for the war by the Japanese Naval Ministry.

1953  Filmed in stereoscopic 3D Melody Short film
 3D or 3-D (three-dimensionalfilm or S3D (stereoscopic 3Dfilm is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. The most common approach to the production of 3D films is derived from stereoscopic photography. In it, a regular motion picture camera system is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives (or computer-generated imagery generates the two perspectives in post-production), and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film.

1960 Primetime animated - The Flintstones television series. 
The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-BarberaThe Flintstones was about a working-class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend.

1984 Fully CGI - animation film - The adventures of Andre and Wally B 
The Adventures of André and Wally B. is an animated short made in 1984 by The Graphics Group, then a division of Lucasfilm which was later renamed Pixar before being spun off as a separate company on February 3, 1986. The animation in the film was by John Lasseter, who was then working on his first computer animated project with Lucasfilm and as a result of the success of this project and others would become an important executive at Pixar. The animation was groundbreaking by the standards of the time and helped spark the film industry's interest in computer animation. The film was released on July 25, 1984, at SIGGRAPH in Minneapolis.

1993 CGI- animated TV series Insektors 
Insektors is a 1994 French animated TV series about a conflict between two tribes of anthropomorphic insects: the Joyces (an airborne, brightly coloured race) and the Yuks (a dank, dark race fixated on keeping their furnaces burning in order to survive). Made in a small studio, Fantome, in France, it was the 1994 recipient of a "Children and Young People" Emmy Award. It was directed by Georges LaCroix and Renato, and written by Eric Rondeaux, Véronique Herbaut and Marc Perrier.

2003 first flash - animation film - Wizard and giants. 
agos y Gigantes (simply known as Wizards and Giants in English) is a 2003 Mexican animated fantasy-comedy filmproduced by Ánima Estudios and 20th Century Fox and released on November 19, 2003. This is the first feature film from Ánima Estudios and the first theatrically released animated film created with Adobe Flash, a program often used for internet cartoons. It was also the first Mexican animated feature in 30 years.

2012 stop - motion film to use 3D printing technology for models ParaNorman 
Stop-motion is a traditional film-making technique that dates back to the 19th Century. It involves using puppet models that are gently repositioned frame by frame to create the illusion of movement.Traditionally, individual facial expressions would be sculpted by hand out of clay, but the producers of ParaNorman built up a library of 8,800 3D-printed faces for the main character alone, which could be used in various sequences, to give him about 1.5 million different expressions.Production house Laika began experimenting with 3D printers in the production of its 2008 film Coraline, in which the lead character managed a comparatively feeble 200,000 expressions.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Documentary research

What we Are Filming it on:
Our documentary is called 'A life of a sixth former' we are going to film 3 different students that study at Ravens Wood School. These 3 students all do different subjects and have different lifestyles in and out of school.

Who are we filming:
We will be filming various different things they do around school, such as talking to others, walking to and from lessons, working wihtin the lesson, and other things they do within a day at Ravens Wood.

Tyler Lewis-Kilden : Tyler is Ravens Wood school sixth form head boy. Tyler does 4 A levels studies hard and only goes out at the weekend if he has the time. He's a dedicated student that has a worked hard through his time at Ravens wood. Tyler is gay but says it doesn't think it changes people opinion on him, he is nice down to earth individual.

Olly Friend : Olly Does BTEC media and BTEC sport at Ravens Wood. Olly is a student that likes to go out and socialise rather than stay in school do his work, he likes to go to the gym as he is very sporty and also likes going out to watch films.

Jade Mason : Jade is a year 12 student that also studies 4 A levels. she studies hard but then also likes going out and socializing with her friends. she's a very nice individual that gets along with everyone. people say jade is a very 'smiley' person.

Why we have chosen to interview these students:
as our idea is a life of a sixth former we want to capture different peoples lives within sixth form, we understand that everyone is different from each other studying different subjects, having a different approach to how they work and also who they socialise with. we wanted to get three different students that all have a different lifestyle, a student that is in charge spends most his time studying and improving there grades the best they can. Also a student that concentrates on their subject but also at the same time goes out and has fun with her friends. And lastly a student that doesn't care much about his subject and just enjoys doing what he wants going out and socialising. Once I had finalised what documentary i wanted to achieve I had to undertake various pieces of research to make sure i have everything i need to create the best documentary I can.

As our  documenatry choice was 'Life of a sixth former'. The research I have done is to gather various different facts about documentaries about school or even a 'life' of someone in there chosen career. These relate to my documentary and feel if i gather as much research about these topic areas then my documentary will benefit most.

My first bit of documentary research i collected was about Educating Essex.
Educatinf Essex is a British documentary television programme produced by Twofour for Channel 4 that ran for seven episodes from September to November 2011. It uses a fly on the wall format to show the everyday lives of the staff and students of Passmores Academy, a secondary school in Harlow, Essex, interspersed with interviews of those involved and featuring narration from the director and interviewer, David Clews.

I felt that Educating Essex related to my documentary very well as it was had story's from the teachers and most importantly the students. we got to see what the students was like with there different opinions. Students are most important as within our documentary


I have taken this interview to see what journalists say about documentaries like this, i felt that it was exciting and good. Within this article they discuss the foul language and the discussing use of different gestures, while reading this article i feel that they are only taking out the bad within the documentary, i feel it is aimed at a younger target audience, that is why they have taken the students perspective as well as the students. to be able to film this documentary they had to get staff students and parents approval to be able to place 65 camera around the school and have then continuously on while the day goes ahead. like all documentaries they have a main focus point. Their main focus point was the deputy head of the school Stephan Drew. As the camera where rolling throughout the day it caught the good and bad. This can be bad on the school as if they have shown possibly there 'banterous' side but the public taking it literal and serious. However to watch the documentary on channel 4 page you have to agree that you are over the age of 16 and there is strong language, so within the article it it slags off the bad language but it does warn viewers before watching it.

Educating Essex has given me a better understanding on what i need to do to be able to film within the school, how i should go about what should go within the documentary, and what sort of perspective that i want to put across to the audience. 

My documentary is based in a school, but is a 'life' of three different students, my next bit of research will be about how i show a 'life' of someone what needs to be filmed and even what questions need to be asked within the interviews. 

I have moved from looking at different documentary to an article on 'a life of a doctor' I felt that this article would help me collect all the different kinds of research I need to make sure that my documentary will be the best. 


I have decided to look at this article as i want to see what is spoken about, what Does she explain, I need to find out the main concept of 'life of a' so when I go to film my 3 different students i know what to film and also what to ask. 
I noticed within this article the doctor explains what course she is doing and how long she is doing it, she explains how she has got to where she is and even the choices she has made to be there. However the thing that really stood out to me was how she gave the timing of the day of what she done and when. for each major part of the day she gave a very good solid answer explaining in detail exactly what she was doing and at the end of this article she explains the ins and outs of being a doctor. 

Reading this article has given me many thing to think about for when I plan my documentary. I Have realised that a 'life of' someone isn't just about there day to day activities, even though that does pay a very important role, but its also what they do, why they have chosen to do it or in some cases why they are forced to do it, do they enjoy what they are doing if so why, how did they get in the situation they are in now.