Monday, 30 September 2013

The Pitch

What we found out about the audience:
I found out that the audience is quite niche and must be interested in not only football but also a keener interest in Newcastle United Football Club Ltd.
Description of ideas for products:
The documentary will be centred on Newcastle United and the recent history of the club over the past five years (the Mike Ashley era). It will show the struggles that fans have had to face over this time and how the club has been affected.  We will look to get face to face filmed interviews with top journalists from the region that cover the club. As well as this we are going to try and get one or two former players opinions, comparing how the club is now seen to how it was seen when they played.
We have also managed to get Steve Wraith, a fanzine editor, to take part in a short filmed interview. This will allow us to get an opinion of somebody who speaks on behalf of the fans as part of his job, and see what the general consensus is amongst the supporters, although we will also speak to supporters to get their opinions as well.
Why the product will be successful:
The product will provide an insight into Newcastle United and will target those with an interest in the club and without this product people would not be able to see this. It will show opinions of well-respected people who are connected with the club and also certain fan base opinions.  

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Typical Conventions of a Documentary.

The typical conventions of a documentary:

§      Voiceover: The voiceover in a documentary acts as a commentary by the film maker; this will be heard over the top of the actual filming. This allows the film maker to be able to speak directly to the viewer, using it as a way to convey information.

§      Interviews: This is a common technique and is used to add a sense of realism to the documentary.

§      Montage: A montage will usually be used as a visual representation of the characters thoughts, and is used to help the viewer better understand what the character is saying.

§      Archive material: There is a use of archive material with things such as - stills, news, footage, newspaper headlines etc. being used.

Planning- Contacting people

For my project I had to contact several people this was for them to either appear in my documentary or seek permisson to film at locations.

Monday, 23 September 2013

My Genre of Documentary.

The type of Documentary I will be doing will be a Sports based documentary. This will be based about Football and Newcastle United. During my documentary I will explore the recent history of the club, the staduim and the fans.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Planning- Analysis of Documentaries. (Stacey Dooley)

Stacey Dooley investigates the growing drug craze sweeping through Thailand. Yaba, a dangerous mix of methamphetamine and caffeine, has gripped the nation and unleashed a terrifying wave of violence among its users. She uncovers the human cost, visiting a shocking ward full of 'zombie' addicts, many of whom face the risk of long term psychosis, and she also meets users who have started taking the drug as young as 12.
I decided to watch this documentary as sort of a contrast to the genre that I have chosen (Sport- Football). This was so that I could understand the different types of structure which a documentary can have but also so that I can see the idea's of a different documentaries and how it can be presented.
The structure is similar to "Special Report", another of the documentaries which I analysed. It was more presented than anaything else but also contained several interviews.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Planning- Analysis of Documentaries. (Special Report)

One of the documentaries I studied and watched as part of my planning process was "Cesc Fabregas- Special Report".  This was filmed by SkySports and hosted by Georgie Thompson. Throughout the documentary it was based on Cesc Fabregas and his move from English club Arsenal to his hometown of Barcelona.

The documentary explored his childhood and also what his family were like. Also during the feature documentary they spoke to team mate Gerard Pique about them growing up together and what is like being back with not only his childhood friend but also his former team mate. They both grew up playing and learning their trade at "La Masia" which is Barcelona's well coverted accademy which has churned up players such as Xavi, Iniesta and Lionel Messi.
The documentary is mainly structured with Cesc talking about his life, in a less than interview process but less than formal. Also it features an interview.