In todays lesson we looked at finalizing which idea we will be looking at. As a group we decided to go with my idea which was to look at the history of the college. Once we had chosen our idea we discussed how we will be structuring our news piece. We decided that the news piece will start with a presenter introducing our news piece (History of college), and giving an overall view of what you can expect too see on the show. After the intro we will cut to our VT which will run for 30/40 sec which will be made up of clips and images showing the stages that built up to the college being built. over the footage and pictures we will have a voice-over explaining what you can see. And finally the show will end with a studio interview with the head of the college talking about how the college has progressed over the years he has been here.
Why we chose the idea we have chosen?
We chose this particular idea because it is an interesting topic to look at and there is plenty for us to talk about. There are problems that we could face for example we may find it difficult to find footage that tells the history but it is possible. If we do struggle to find VTs then we will over come the problem by making our own VTs. The research will give us a rough idea of the things we need to look at act.
We are in the process of finding research and finding footage, and pictures that we can use in our VTs. For example Andy started looking for news articles and books from the library, Erin has started searching for information on the internet and I have start looking for pictures and footage that we can use.
We also interviewed one of the librarians who has been working in the colleges library for 22 years. She was able to tell us a few things for example that the college was given £9 million to invest in refurbishing the college as she quoted 'It was falling apart'. She also told us that the library that we now have once was a hall and what is now the canteen use to be the library. the college also had a gym which is no longer there and has been converted into a children's playing centre. We have also asked her for some books which she is having sent from another campus which will help us go in more depth on the history of the campus. We have been able to get quite a bit of useful information, all that we need now is to get the archive footage act.