Sunday, 30 September 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
- I established that my script structure is there but there is a strong need to develop a question. - This question could be the form of a 'fact' - Need to find an inside route that links the story together- Worked out that me and Cat would share the roles of camera op during the shoot Looked through the assessment criteria in detail:
- 'Advanced' - an understanding of what your project is and where it fits in the industry - Demonstrated in FMP report on how it is delivered outside the university screening. - The context: whats the competition/audience? - 'Cultural Knowledge' - understanding of it's contemporaries with accompanying research. All evident in the FMP report. - Have I tried something new/original? - Being abled to CRITICALLY REFLECT and develop work/time management/ meeting deadlines. Clearly defined ideas
Monday, 24 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
WHAT PEOPLE TALK ABOUT – STRUCTURE BY LOGICAL PROGRESSION THROUGH ISSUES/THOUGHTS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF ALLOTMENTS. WHAT YOU SEE – STRUCTURE LOGICALLY, CREATING A VISUAL NARRATIVE THROUGH EVENTS EITHER CHRONOLOGICALLY AND/OR BY BUILDING TENSION AS KEY EVENTS APPROACH AND UNFOLD. When you script this more fully also consider HOW you are going to illustrate each point you make through sequences and/or actuality. Each thought should logically tee-up each sequence/actuality moment. Each interviewee will need set up sequences – think creatively as to what these could be. Summarise in the shooting script what each person is going to tell us. Think about a good opening sequence and a good ending.And now I've organised a recce at the allotment I asked what I should do whilst out meeting plot owners, she advised,
If you are going to meet people, I would suggest you just talk to them and start to suss-out who are your potential characters (just take notes). In terms of pictures stills are fine for the recce - but remember to start thinking about your filming opportunities - what are the sequences and actuality possibilities there. You will need to start asking them questions which will inform your script and provide the information you need to structure it - go with the flow, but know your subject so that you can ascertain who can represent different aspects of your story (you need to know the 'bigger picture' re: allotments - what are the current issues etc). Definitely need to get people on-side and make them feel at easel, but also stay in control of the direction of your film. Use the people you meet for their expertise on the subject, but you are the expert in terms of making a film.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Corporate video production, Director/Producer, story of business, creative and technical director, Creative concept, Output/distribution, Video content for the webI then came up with the theme of Drawing board to finished product This is the amalgamation of my thoughts, it essentially a stylish making-of film making use of the b-roll from the main shoot with an accompanying document to compliment each section of the film - Architecting Film Idea Proposal
Monday, 17 September 2012
Victoria Williams and her colleague Clare Devereux run Food Matters, a Brighton-based not-for-profit organisation that offers support and expertise to organisations and individuals working towards creating more sustainable and equitable local, national and global food systems. Food Matters has worked with the Food Partnership since its inception and holds a co-opted place on the Board due to their expertise on issues such as organic production, sustainability, GM crops, consumer attitudes, local food systems and food poverty. Victoria represents Food Matters on the Board where she continues to lend her expertise to the FP.
Dear Clare, I have been recommended you maybe interested in a project I am producing by my sister who attended a presentation to South Coast young planners on food and social planning. I am a student at the University for the Creative Arts (Maidstone) studying Broadcast Media writing/producing a documentary about allotments in Chatham (Kent) and we are looking to have a expert opinion on the social and environmental impacts of allotments and I wondered if you wanted to take part in an interview with us? Our shooting period runs from 1st October to around 14th October. So far we have contributors from Great South and Street End Allotments in Chatham and potentially have River Cottage head Chef Sam Rom cooking produce from the allotments and it would be great to have your informed opinion to give perspective to the piece. I look forward to hearing from you, Will (Producer)
Hi Sam, Following our recent phone conversation, here is a brief overview of what we are looking to film: Scheduled Production Period: Monday 1st October - Sunday 14th October for University for the Creative Arts (Maidstone) BA (Hons) Final Major Project Super-seed: The Story of Street End and Great South Allotments 15 minute documentary featuring community gardeners and allotment owners from Chatham (Kent). Focusing on the story of plot owners with expert contributors looking into the impact self-growing can make on urban communities. Concluded with a BBQ of plot owners produce by a top chef, with question for the chef and concluding thoughts from plot owners. I can send you a more detailed synopsis if required. I understand you have a hectic schedule with filming and at River Cottage, and we are more than happy to be flexible with dates and cover your travel costs. If it for any reason does not suit your schedule feel free to pass on this information to anyone else you feel maybe interested. Thanks for taking time out to talk to me and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Will
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
We are now going ahead with our research and would like to come along and meet as many allotment holders at a time that is convenient, please advise dates which would suit. If there is someone who could show us around and introduce us to everyone would be great. Please let us know your mobile number if you are keen to help. The sooner we can come to see you the better! There is also possibility we can attend the September BBQ- what time does this start and can we speak to people then to? We have also pencilled in the week ending 14th October with the BBQ for filming, this is to be confirmed. Thanks for bearing with us, we are looking forward to meeting you all! UCA BM TeamI had help with this from Helen and she also suggested: -Create a timeline -Establish 3 major characters with minor characters -Find out stories: is there a waiting list? etc.