Tuesday, 21 February 2017
RESEARCHING your documentary : secondary research
A Secondary research into the existing facts about the selected topic for your individual documentary idea. You need to search through a range of reliable sources ( online newspapers, charity websites etc.) and select relevant quantitative information ( statistics , dates, case studies about the specific details of your topic that will add valuable content and meaning to your documentary.
You should find at least three different resources . You should not use wikipedia directly as it is not a reliable or accepted source of research.
You should summarise the key information you discover about your topic in a blog post and print out the relevant resources.
B Secondary research into other examples of your topic in the media, the format and possible distribution of your documentary.
Research and list 2-3 examples of other media treatments of your chosen social issue
( documentaries, charity adverts , news stories etc. ), in a blog post.
Summarise how your documentary will compare ( be similar or different ) to these products.
Research and explain on the blog :
At least two locations and methods where your documentary could be distributed and shown
( television channels, Youtube channels , cinemas, DVD etc)
At least one possible source of funding of the production of your documentary ( BFI, Vice etc.)