Sunday, 25 September 2011

Formal Proposal

Topic: Tanning
Title: Tan-talising

Type of Documentary: 

Style of Documentary: 

Channel & Scheduling:
Channel 4, Mondays at 8:30. This will pre-echo audience for Embarrassing Bodies.

Target Audience:
Males and females, around the ages of 16 to 25.

Primary Research Needed:

1. Interview with psychology teacher (Mr De), sociology teacher (Mrs Battle), tanning salon owner (Vicki), doctor/nurse, parent and teenager.
2. Interview with Nicola Roberts, Katie Price, Louie Spence, Peter Andre, members of the Geordie Shore and The Only Way is Essex.
3. Voxpops.
4. Voice over- Mr Bottom

Secondary Research Needed:

1. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful.
2. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
3. Foo Fighters - Cold Day In The Sun
4. Daniel Powter - Bad Day
4. Location  i.e Liverpool

Narrative Structure:
Non Linear

Outline of Content:

1.Opening Sequence
2. Voxpops in Liverpool - Do you tan? If so, how?
3. Interviews with anyone suggested in primary research.
4. Cutaways - Tanning salon 

Resource Requirement:
- Camera, Tripod, Video Camera, Voice Recorder

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ideas for Documentary Content

As a group, we sat down and wrote all of the content we wish to include in our documentary. This included a range of things, from ideas for interviews to camera work:

Friday, 16 September 2011


In our media lesson today, we made our questionnaire. This will be distributed to a mixture of 30 female and males, with an age range of 16-28+.
Here is a blank copy:

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Initial Ideas

In today's lesson, as a group we made some decisions concerning the topic, audience and scheduling of our documentary.

We decided that the topic we were going our documentary around is tanning.
Therefore the target audience of our documentary will be teens and young adults of mixed gender.
We also decided that we were going to advertise our documentary as being scheduled on Channel 4, on a Monday evening at 20:30 hours.
The title of our documentary is to be tan-talising.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Ideas for Documentary

In todays lesson, we made a list of ideas we could base our documentary around:

Sunday, 11 September 2011


In today's lesson we were looking at Scheduling and how TV programmes are scheduled.
We used the website,, to answer questions on how certain programmes are scheduled on the terrestrial channels.