Module 2 Template

Pre-production

 

Topic: my topic is about nail polish. I have collected many different colors of nail polish, and painting on my fingernails is one of my interests. However, my parents don’t like me wearing nail polish all the time because they think it’s toxic. Then I realize maybe there are different opinions between generations. And maybe things are different in America.

 

Characters: For this topic, I think I can interview people from different countries, both boys and girls, and let them talk about their experiences of wearing nail polish. I can collect the different opinions about nail polish in different countries and cultures, different attitude from different ages, or just focus on nail art itself. Maybe I can just interview people and find one thing I can focus on from their answers.

 

Location: just in campus. Interview my classmates in our studio, and shoot some clips about nail polish in stores or just at home.

 

B-roll: nail polish in different colors (separate or collection); interview people, both girls and boys, and from different countries; painting on nails

 

Production

 

Authorship: I will ask questions behind the camera, but remove my voice in the video.

 

Content: I have a list of questions to interview people

–  When did you start painting your nails?

–  How often do you wear nail polish?

–  What is your favorite color?

–  Is there any color has special meaning for you or in your cultural background?

–  Can you tell me a story about something important or interesting in your experience

–  What do you want your nails to communicate to other people about you?

For boys

–  Have you ever painted your nails?

–  Do you think nail polish is only for girls?

–  What do you think about people who wearing nail polish?

 

Shots: interview; nail polish in different colors (my collection!); nail polish in Walgreens; Sui painting her nails

 

Post-production

 

Reflection: I feel confident when I have some footage about interviewing people. But if I could do it again, I would not interview them in our studio. I would like to interview people in a more colorful background.

 

Reshoot: I need more footage about colorful nail polish. Also, I need more footage or pictures of painted nails.

 

Evolution: at first, I am not very clear what should I focus on. But as I interview people, I find that people sometimes have similar or opposite answers to a specific question. I would like to put the answers together and show the similarity or differences of people’s opinions about nail polish.

 

Reflection

 

Feedback: the main problem is that I should have more footage about nails of people who I interviewed. Another thing is about the sound. If I could use a microphone, the sound could be better.

 

Self-reflection: the thing I most satisfied with is the cutting of the interview. I cut the answers into several parts, and put the answers to the same question together. In that case, audience could easily know what they are talking about even without the questions. And this arrangement could also show the comparison of people’s opinions.

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