This blog will be used to capture ideas and evidence for the BCoT Digital Documentary project. I will include all information and updates of filming within this blog and run all ideas onto it.

Post 1: Week commencing 09/01/2017 (4 weeks left until deadline) …

Posted on January 9, 2017

This week I will cover:

  • Getting in contact with all actors to ensure they are still up for being filmed.
  • Creating the basic questions for the actors as a way of prompting and giving them an idea of what questions they are to be asked during filming.
  • Learning different ways to record, filming techniques and camera angles. Practicing filming by filming other things in the workplace.
  • Getting in contact with all actors to ensure they are still up for being filmed.

I have been in contact with all of the actors and they have agreed to being filmed.

  • Creating the basic questions for the actors as a way of prompting and giving them an idea of what questions they are to be asked during filming.

Here are the basic questions written out for ALL actors: bcotdigitaldocumentaryquestions

  • Learning different ways to record, filming techniques and camera angles. Practicing filming by filming other things in the workplace.

Scott has given me training with cameras and allowed me to film multiple different scenarios to get me used to the camera and the different angles and video features I could use within the Documentary.

Post 2: Week commencing: 16/01/2017 (3 weeks until deadline) …

Posted on January 16, 2017

This week I will complete the following tasks:

  • Get back in contact with all actors to ensure they are ready for filming which will ensue in the following weeks before submission.
  • Ensure all actors have received the basic questions I sent out last week.
  • Resend out the basic questions to actors of whom I may have missed.
  • Create the intermediate questions for the actors who have been in the team before August 2016.
  • Set up times and dates to start the filming. Check with actors and set up reasonable times to film.
  • Get back in contact with all actors to ensure they are ready for filming which will ensue in the following weeks before submission.

I have messaged Tom on Facebook regarding still being interested in being filmed as well as sent him the questions in Word format. I have sent messages to all of the team either setting up times and dates or asking them whether they would like to be involved. I am waiting on some to confirm the times and dates.

  • Ensure all actors have received the basic questions I sent out last week.

I have sent out the questions to Tom on a Word document and have redirected everyone to the Google Classroom individually and in the Documentary Google Hangouts group.

  • Resend out the basic questions to actors of whom I may have missed.

The questions have been sent to or redirected to everyone who is in need of them.

  • Create the intermediate questions for the actors who have been in the team before August 2016.

I am in the process of creating the intermediate questions. I am stuck on what questions are vital and will most likely plan change the due date for it to after I have filmed the older team members basic questions. This is just so I know what will be relevant.

  • Set up times and dates to start the filming. Check with actors and set up reasonable times to film.

FINAL DATES FOR BASIC QUESTION FILMING – the final dates are here. Some are yet to be confirmed.

Post 3: FINAL DATES FOR BASIC QUESTION FILMING

Posted on January 16, 2017

In this session I have asked all of my actors for their free dates to film them.

These are the current dates I have that I will be filming each actor individually with them answering the basic questions I created Week commencing 09/01/2017 (4 weeks left until deadline) …

The dates are as follows:

ALEX – Wednesday 18th January 2017 @ 11:00 am CANCELLED

ANNA – Thursday 19th January 2017 @ 12:00 pm TBC

JAKUB – Friday 20th January 2017 @ 10:30 am CONFIRMED

POPPY – Friday 20th January 2017 @ 1:00 pm CONFIRMED

AARON – Friday 20th January 2017 @ 3:00 pm TBC

HOLLY – Friday 20th January 2017 @ 4:00 pm TBC

SAM – Monday 23rd January 2017 @ 4:00 pm CONFIRMED

SCOTT – Tuesday 24th January 2017 @ 10 am CONFIRMED

BRANDON – Tuesday 24th January 2017 @ 11 am TBC

SKY – Tuesday 24th January 2017 @ 12:00 pm TBC

BRADLEY – Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 11:30 pm TBC

WILL – Thursday 26th January 2017 @ 4:00 pm TBC

I have contacted all actors regarding this and I am yet to confirm ZOE, GRAZYNA and WENDY will be involved however they have been asked. I am also awaiting response from TOM who will be joining the documentary by Google Hangouts. I am also yet to ask ANTHONY who is the College’s Principal, however, I am aiming to leave that until last thing so I can schedule properly around him without interruptions.

Post 4: Week commencing 23/01/2017 (2 weeks until deadline) …

Posted on January 23, 2017

Unfortunately, I have not managed to film as of yet for the documentary and therefore I will have to reschedule the actors. The following are the new times:

ALEX – Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 11.00 am

ANNA – Thursday 26th January 2017 @ 12:00 pm

JAKUB – Friday 27th January 2017 @ 10:30 am

POPPY – Friday 27th January 2017 @ 1:00 pm

AARON – Friday 27th January 2017 @ 3:00 pm

HOLLY – Friday 27th January @ 4:00 pm

SAM – Monday 30th January 2017 @ 4:00 pm

This week I will cover:

  • Getting a final date to film Tom over YouTube Live (previously Hangouts on Air) as to get him to answer the basic questions.
  • Get the intermediate questions out to all actors (there has been a delay).
  • Film all of the team at BCoT and begin the editing process.
  • Film North and South site Blended Learning zones. Film the college itself and teachers using technology within their lessons.
  • Getting a final date to film Tom over YouTube Live (previously Hangouts on Air) as to get him to answer the basic questions.

I have messaged Tom on Facebook and am currently waiting a response from him to get back to me regarding the filming.

  • Get the intermediate questions out to all actors (there has been a delay).

I will start to create the intermediate questions after I have filmed the basic questions.

  • Film all of the team at BCoT and begin the editing process.

Filming will start as of Tuesday 23rd January 2017.

  • Film North and South site Blended Learning zones. Film the college itself and teachers using technology within their lessons.

I have got the best times and dates to go into Blended Learning sessions to show students using Blended Learning within their course. I have also emailed Richard and asked if I can film him using Kahoot in his Maths session as well as arranged to go into Scott’s Media/Games sessions to film him using technology within the Classroom.

Post 5: Week Commencing 06/02/2017… Day of deadline

Posted on February 6, 2017

This week I will complete the following tasks:

  • Ensure all videos are together and capture any videos I haven’t been able to.
  • Ensure all written work is up to date and that there are at least six diary entries.
  • Upload all videos into a Google Drive folder and uploaded to the Google Classroom.
  • Ensure all videos are together and capture any videos I haven’t been able to.

I have caught up with the actors and will get the footage within the next couple of days.

  • Ensure all written work is up to date and that there are at least six diary entries.

All written work is now up-to-date and there are blog entries for each individual happening within the time it has taken me to capture footage for the documentary.

  • Upload all videos into a Google Drive folder and uploaded to the Google Classroom.

All current videos have been uploaded onto Google Drive.

Post 6: Initial ideas…

Posted on February 6, 2017

I have changed some of my initial ideas given my experience with creating video. I have obtained only half of the footage I wanted to due to reschedules and sickness and therefore, have not been able to get where I wanted to go.

The footage I do have, however, is enough to create a documentary out of. Before the editing process, I have to ensure I have the inset day footage and any other footage of the team in action to add into the documentary.

The footage I have managed to capture has been uploaded to the Google Drive folder and will be ready to be edited in the next couple of weeks. I have also taken some background footage of the blended learning areas, however, I know there is a lot more footage I need to create the documentary.

I do not think I will be able to create the intermediate questions and be able to film for them and therefore I think I will create the documentary on a basic introduction of BCoT Digital.

Post 7: Actors Deadlines…

Posted on February 6, 2017

Due to losing one of the actors, I am down one actor (I could still get the actor a part of the documentary, however, not sure how they would feel about this).

I have taken footage from the following actors:

Scott; Anna; Poppy; Alex; Sky and Tom

(I did record Holly but the footage seems to have gone missing).

The following dates I will attempt to get more footage from the actors, however, after 12/02/2017 I will stop getting film due to editing.

Sam – 07/02/2017

Will – 06/02/2017

Holly – 07/02/2017

Jakub – to be confirmed…

Apparently, I created an entire new WordPress blog on a completely different email address. I’ll leave the links active but when I investigate and delete the project blog, the links may then become inactive.

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