A short film by Emily Wakefield
Pitching my documentary
I’ve been researching a lot since my last post and trying to figure out what I’m actually going to include in my short 10 minute documentary.
I’ve written break-downs of each minute, with what issues I want to cover and how I want to cover them.
Alongside each section I’ve written who I’d like to include based on the people I’ve come across in my research. Some I’ve already contacted, some I haven’t found contact details for yet. In one case I have managed to secure an interview, which I will be conducting on the 4th November!
My pitch is in two days so I’m working really hard to get a good structure and focus for the documentary, as well as ensuring I have strong character focus and a clear beginning, middle and end.
For our assignment we also have to have a target broadcaster, this is where in the real world our documentary would be broadcast. I have decided to aim mine at Our World on the BBC News Channel, I think this really suits that type of programme as it’s quite an obscure story that may not appeal to the entire population, but would be very interesting and informative to anyone who takes an interest in global current affairs and politics. I think it would work well on the news channel as I have been able to find a current aspect, which would make it relevant to the time of broadcasting – you can have a look at the current aspects of this story here.