Sunday, 23 October 2011

Interview with Joe Deer

Today we went to the Total Fitness Gym to interview Joe Deer who is the 'Young Manager'. We set it in the sun bed room as he uses sun beds as part of his image for work. Due to lighting issues, half of his face is darker than the other. He was also sat on the sun bed with the lid up causing him to have to bend slightly. As a result of these issues, we will be refilming his interview.

We asked Joe:
1. Why do you tan?
2. How often do you use fake tan or sun beds?
3. How often do you see clients in your workplace tanning?
4. Do you think that it make you feel more confident?
5. Does your work have any regulations considering the use of the sun beds?

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Interview with Vicki - Retake

This morning we refilmed the interview with the tanning salon owner. To avoid issues with background noise, we went early before the shop had opened. Moreover to avoid problems with the lighting, we filmed the interview in a different room which was a lot brighter. However, this caused problems with the mise-en-scene. To solve this, we will film walking into the shop as a point of view shot and go into the room where the interview was done the second time. We asked Vicki the same questions as in the first interview.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Interview with Nicky

Today we went to the local walk-in-centre to film an interview with Nicky Williams, a nurse. We were in a proper consultation room, with good lighting and no background. The nurse was also well educated in the risks and in the scientific area of tanning. As a result of these factors, our interview was successful and will not need re-filming.

The questions we asked Nicky are:
1. What are the risks of UV tanning?
2. Are these risks worse on sun beds than they are in comparison to natural tanning?
3. Have you ever come across anybody with burns from using sun beds whilst you have been working?
4. What advice would you give to those who use sun beds?
5. What are your views on what Nicola Roberts has done concerning the legal age of using sun beds?

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Interview with Mrs Battle

Mrs Battle answered these questions:
1. What do you believe are the social reasons for tanning?
2. Do you feel celebrities influenced people’s lives and their feelings towards their own appearance?
3. Why do you think people feel the need to look like celebrities?
4. In your opinion how important are people’s perceptions of themselves?
5. Why do you think tanning has become such a key part of stereotypes and cultures?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Interview with Vicki

Today we filmed our first interview with Vicki, who owns Glo Sun Rooms which is a local tanning salon.

We asked her these questions:
1. Why did you set up a tanning salon?
2. Why do you think your customers tan?
3. Do you tan personally?
4. What advice do you offer your customers?
5. What restrictions do you have in place?
6. What are your views on the effect Nicola Roberts has had on the tanning industry?
7. Has this affected your business in any way?

However, after watching and reviewing this intervie, we decided that we are going to re-do the interview due to low lighting and the cutaways looking as though they were filmed with no tri-pod.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Planning

We drew a story board of the different steps that we would take in filming our opening sequence:




We also drew out a single shot of the interviews we are going to do. We made sure we set the correct mise-en-scene for each interview:
This is for the interview with Vicki who own Glo Sun Rooms, the mise en scene shows posters and leaflets advertising special offers, the interview will take place in the actual salon.



This is for the interview with Sarah Fenlon. She used to use sun beds until her relative was diagnosed with skin cancer. This will be set in her work place, a hairdressers. The mise-en-scene will show towels, shampoos, conditioners, sink, etc.



This interview is of Lana Quilty,a student who tans to go on nights out. She will be in the common room at her college, behind her there will be pictures of her and her friends on nights out.


The interview with Joe Deer was to be in his office and so the mise-en-scene would consist of office ware such as computers, pens, etc. 

As Mrs Battle is a teacher she was also going to be in her office and so the mise-en-scene will be similar to that of Joe Deer. There will be a computer, books, files, etc.


Our interview with Nicky is going to be set in a consultation room, there is likely to be medical equipment and a computer.



We had to design a set of question for each of our interviewees:

Questions for Nicky (Nurse)
1. What are the risks of UV tanning?
2. Are these risks worse on sun beds than they are in comparison to natural tanning?
3. Have you ever come across anybody with burns from using sun beds whilst you have been working?
4. What advice would you give to those who use sun beds?
5. What are your views on what Nicola Roberts has done concerning the legal age of using sun beds?


Questions for Miss Battle
1. What do you believe are the social reasons for tanning?
2. Do you feel celebrities influenced people’s lives and their feelings towards their own appearance?
3. Why do you think people feel the need to look like celebrities?
4. In your opinion how important are people’s perceptions of themselves?
5. Why do you think tanning has become such a key part of stereotypes and cultures?


Questions for Lana
1. Why do you tan?
2. What products do you use?
3. How does being tanned make you feel?


Questions for Joe Deer
1. Why do you tan?
2. How often do you use fake tan or sun beds?
3. How often do you see clients in your workplace tanning?
4. Does it make you feel more confident?


Questions for Sarah Fenlon
1. Do you tan yourself? If, so how?
2. Would you ever use sun beds? Why/Why not?
3. Do you know the risks of UV tanning?
4. Has your awareness and opinions of sun beds changed since your dad’s illness was diagnosed?
5. What advice would you give to sun bed users?


Questions for Vicki
1. Why did you set up a tanning salon?
2. Why do you think your customers tan?
3. Do you tan personally?
4. What advice do you offer your customers?
5. What restrictions do you have in place?
6. What are your views on the effect Nicola Roberts has had on the tanning industry?
7. Has this affected your business in any way?




Friday, 14 October 2011

Preliminary Task

Opening Sequence:

Cutaways:


Interview:



Final Product:

video


Evaluation:
The feedback we were given was very helpful in telling us what we needed to work better on next time.
During the interview, the incorrect positioning of the microphone meant that the interviewee was extremely quiet and it was very hard to hear her. This could have been easily fixed if we had simply re-filmed the interview with the microphone much closer to the interviewee and also if we had done it in an empty room as there was quite a lot of background noise. I know now that when filming for our own documentary, I should always test the sound levels before filming the whole interview. We also did not use any cutaways and so there were lots of jump cuts, this is not in any way professional and does not follow the codes and conventions of a documentary. For the real product, I will ensure there are lots of interesting cutaways that avoid any jump cuts as this will entertain the audience more.
         However our feedback also said that our use of mise-en-scene ere very good as they linked to the topic and what was being said in the interview and our audience also said they enjoyed our opening titles which clearly stated the title of the documentary whilst using the topic. Another aspect that was greatly praised was the choice of music bed, as this is a popular song our audience all knew it and enjoyed it. However, it faded in and out and random times and was louder than the interviewee. Next time we will ensure that the music bed is quieter than the interviewee as to not over power them and also that the song does not come in at random times. I think that revising and looking into the codes and conventions would be very efficient in producing a good product that is interesting and entertaining.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Running Order

We have been working on the order of which our documentary will go in. We had to decide which sections we would have in our first five minutes and then decided what we would have as the rest. This is our final version: