Monday, 9 February 2015

Production Log

Company Name

  • Pink Ladies Production - Decided by the group on the 22nd October 2014
  • 11th November 2014 - Questions chosen for the interviews
  • 22nd November - People chosen for the documentary 
We chose the 3 students (Olly, Jade and Tyler) because they all have a different attitude to the schools environment and their social life. Olly is a quiet student who completes his work but to the minimum and focuses heavily on a good diet and gym. Jade is a perky student who is bright and achieves good grades and like to go out at he weekend. Tyler, the schools head boy is a big role model to the school. He is polite, bright and completes his work to a very high grade.
  • 24th November 2014 - started filming documentory 
  • 1st December 2014 -first footage uploaded to final cut
  • 8th December 2014 - Interviews for doc. started taking place
We had to re-do Olly's interview twice as we had mad a crucial error of not checking the lighting on the camera. When we watched his interview, the lighting was way too dark so we made sure the aperture on the camera was at a correct number for a good lighting.
  • 13th  December 2014 - Filming sixth formers walking to around school/working in class
We had the same problem whilst filming Tyler walking to class as we had to go outside and we had the camera set to the lighting that was in the hall. So, when we stepped outside, the camera let in too much light and the film was too bright.
  •  19th December 2014 - Filming sixth formers socialising with friends
  • 5th January 2015 - All footage uploaded to final cut
  • 6th February 2015 - Final edit complete;

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Legal and Ethical Guidelines

In a documentary there are various different areas to consider when it comes down to the legal and ethical guidelines.

When it comes down to the legal requirements you have to consider the copy rights of music that you have decided to use with within your documentary. If you have chosen to use a song that isn't produced by yourself then you would need to contact the music producers to get permission for using your chosen song in a public production.

Libel and Slander are both defamatory processes. This basically means, each one discredits the party of whom the statements are made about. However each one is very different and unique from each other. 

Slander occurs when one makes a false talking statement to another individual. These transmissions can also occur by certain body movements and hand gestures. Slander does not include communications that have been recorded or transfixed. There has to be public  a public statement made to another person.
  • Relating to someone that a husband is cheating on his wife
  • Saying a doctor has fake diplomas on his wall
  • An employer claiming an employee stole equipment  
  • Stating that a severed finger was found in the soup at a restaurant 
  • Accusing someone of stealing your television
Ethics in a documentary has to have a moral to the story and it has to have a meaning. Ethics in a documentary is the heart of the story. 

For example: our documentary which is based on a life of a sixth former. we are trying to reflect with this documentary what people get up to in school, how do they spread there time with exams lessons ans social life.  

Libel is when someone makes a false statement about another person. the statement that is made damages the other persons reputation. In order to constitute libel there must be a publication of the statement. The statement can be made to one person or many people. e.g. in a public speech. Cartoons, signs and artistic depictions can contribute to libel making it different to slander. 

In  2011 'David Beckham's claim for libel and slander against a celebrity magazine that alleged he slept with a prostitute.' -

Slander and libel must be expressed as a factual statement. This means that the statement that is said or shown cannot simply be a opinion about a person or entity. For example, if someone says "He's wearing red, i don't like him", then this would be a matter of opinion not a statement. Therefore this isn't and doesn't have anything to do with Slander and Libel. 

Libel is different to slander because slander refers solely to spoken words: 
Radio or television both involved spoken words, however as these words are transfixed broadcasting in television and radio are conveying libel.

Shooting Schedule

With out our shooting schedule we wouldn't have been able to organise our shooting as not everything would have been prepared. 

Story Ideas

Within my group I have thought of 3 different ideas for a documentary.

My first idea - The difference between non league football and professional football.

The reason we came up with this idea was down to the fact 2 members of our group play non league football. we have also spoke about the different condition that we play in and our passion or the sport drove us to think also about how different professional football is to what we play. there are many differences such as the quality played, the money involved, as they get paid to play and non league some teams the player pay the club, also the conditions and environments, professionally if it rains the pitch can be drained or if it snows the pitch can be heated, non league the game will just be called off. also i feel the most important factor is how the players act, professional players are very 'professional' in what they do, they are mostly on TV and if not they have a very large crowd, they have to be sensible and 'controlled'. non league even if there are family watching you can get away with a lot more making the game possibly more dirty and unsportsmanlike. we would interview ex player as see what they felt while playing professionally and also non league players and what they think of the game.

Second Idea- Life of a Sixth former.

We came up with this idea due to the fact all of our group go to sixth form. when discussing this we figured out that for some students life can be very different. there are many factors that depend on this such as how many subjects they do,what sort of friends they have, family etc. we thought that everyone is different but all study at the same school. we want to find out how hard they work at school and if they do what motivates them or if not what is holding them back, we want to capture them in school doing things they would normally do in everyday life and compare different people to see what they get up to and also if they are a lot different to each other discover why there grades at the end of the year are similar or different. we will interview 3 different student, one will be a female student that gets on with their work however still has a social, another will be a male that doesn't work hard and rather a social than to do work. the last person we are going to film will be head boy of sixth form he works very hard to get his work done and get the best possible grade.

Third Idea - the difference between being 18 and 17.

we came up this this last idea and we thought it was a main topic area with teenager around this age, in the UK and many other places around the world at the age of 18 you are an adult  and can do anything they wish. however at 17 the main thing that becomes legal is driving. during the year many friend ship groups have people that are old in their year or young people are turning 18 throughout the whole year, we want to find out how much better life is now that they are 18 but then is it a downside being older than everyone as all their friends are still 17 they don't have anyone to go clubbing with. we also want to find out if being a 17 year old is challenging when your friends are turning 17 and are going out and they cant go. also we will discover many 17 year old get away with being 17 but yet still get let into the clubs and get treated like an adult. we will interview people that are old in their year and have turned 18 and also people who are very young and still are 17 while all there friends are  turning 18.