Practical Production Brief for “SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY”
For our practical production we are producing a documentary, about a teenager from a good educational and family background, who after moving to Greenford High School turned to drugs and ruined his education. We chose to do a documentary because we have studied it closely in relation to module 2 of the Media Studies course, therefore feel that we have the acquired knowledge to produce a good quality production. We thought that a documentary would be suitable because over the years most people have produced horror film openings; therefore we feel the need to explore something different. We have decided to base our documentary on a social issue because we can target our audience emotionally, by showing parents what their kids really get up to at school, which in affect will create a moral panic. This as a whole will be achieved through aspects of media language, such as, using close up shots to show a character’s emotions, and juxtaposing contradictive images to create unbalanced moods. We are aiming for our documentary opening to be roughly 6-minutes long with a brief summary of what will appear in the second part of the documentary.