- Classification / genre – The genre of my documentary is informative/ observational/ interview
- Duration – the duration of the documentary is 5 minutes and 42 seconds long
- Summary of programme idea including content, narrative, location(s) and what makes it different – It is a 5:42 long, short documentary on the area of brick lane. It doesn’t have a narrative to it; it instead goes in a certain order going from one subject to another; the area as a whole , street art, street performers, fashion and interviews. The locations that were used were brick lane and the interviewee’s garden. What makes it different is the way in which it is filmed as it is mostly done using a handheld camera to reflect on the freeness and creative side of brick lane. It is different because, it has use of interviews that do not show the interviewee’s faces, you can only hear their voices.
- Audience – My audience for this product are people that look deep to find rare and authentic items, people who are looking to find things like clothing and house hold items for a cheaper price. There is no specific gender, which makes my target audience bigger.
- Similar / comparable programme examples
- Price / budget – There was no official budget for my project as I did not need any money spent on making my final project.
- Equipment – The equipment I need to use for this project was a camera to film my project, a tripod to help make the footage better and not make it seem shaky and a microphone for my vocal recorded interviews.
- Actors and production team required – N/A
- Any ethical issues – N/A
Both Locations : Brick Lane/ Interviewee’s Garden
Bad weather –
To reduce the chances of having to film whilst there is bad weather on my shooting date from my call sheet, is to check the weather day prior to my filming so that I am certain that the weather will not interrupt my filming. This will affect the camera as it will make it hard to look through the lens.
In the area of Brick Lane, there tends to loads and load of audiences that tend to build from peoples busking of performing. It will be hard to reduce this, as there is no way of making crowds disperse just so I can film. To try and help my filming while there are crowds, I will need to find an area or space that is away from the crowd but, still lets me film without any problems.
Smoking On Set –
This will affect me personally, as the smoke will come within my vicinity and will me cough and will not make focus on the task at hand. It will also make the footage from the camera seems as if it is being blurred by the smoke. To reduce this I will need to find spaces or areas that are away from smokers areas. This would be places that prohibit smoking.
To reduce noise while I am filming I will need to find areas that are possibly quiet or I will have to edit the sound to reduce the noise on premier pro. The area is full live bands that echo around the area.
Twenty five second – opening showing montage of footage from
The Bricks… Or Brick Lane as many of you may know it as. It’s known for its vibrant colours and culture. Its great street performers, street, Asian but mostly Bengali restaurants and , vintage stores, the selling of very rare and ancient items that date back to as early as the 1900’s. Like these Polaroid and Folding autographic brownie cameras, that date back to the 70s and the 1900s.
There is plenty of street to see in area of brick lane; the art is done by a various number of artist, who come from all over the world to pave the walls of brick lane with their fantastic creations. One of the artist is known as “DALEGRIMSHAW” – Dale Grimshaw, he is known for his symbolic paintings, that unusually have a meaning behind them, usually political meaning. It is also full of posters made be some known and anonymous people. They mostly have political meaning. Like for instance this Nike poster talks about the use of child slaves and how children are exploited in third world countries.
Brick Lane also many talents of street performers who would play there music or demonstration their own talents. For many this is their way to get around life, using their talents to make by busking. Some of the type of talent we see in the area in and around brick lane, tends to be things such beat boxing, live bands or just people playing instruments like guitars or drums or both.
Each of these artist or street performers would have bystanders record them and these videos would be uploaded to internet and could increase their chances of fame. Lewis Floyd Henry has been doing this for a long time. I had looked at some youtube videos which show his performances and they date back to six years ago.
To me the thing which makes brick lane, brick lane is the vintage stores. These are the pillars of brick lane and I would say that it is probably the main reason why most people are attracted to the area; they are there to look for clothes that tend to be exclusive and sold for cheaper and better prices than in its original shop. The fashion and clothing tend to show the diversity of area and removes any sort of label that people give brick lane.
Before Interview Starts:
We had sat down and interviewed a student, who goes to a college that is quiet close to the area of brick lane. We had asked him a couple questions and told him to give his complete honest opinion.