For the people to people project in our group we decided to focus on my chosen individual who was Neil Kulkarni who was my old college tutor and also a great musical journalist who has traveled the world and met some of the most famous people on the globe from Jackie Chan to Ozzy Osbourne. I thought this would make an interesting narrative to focus the people to people project on as it revolves around our chosen subject of career path and strongly involves the Media aspect.
After having various meetings amongst our group, we finally had a list of questions we wanted to ask to create our narrative for the people to people project. We also had a list of shots we wanted to use and play around with as we wanted our documentary to look different from the normal, same old shot of subject talking cut to filler or photo. We wanted to think outside the box on our production. I feel we accomplished this with the filming of Neil playing the Piano and filming the documentary in a music studio worked very well to cut down background noise.
I thoroughly enjoyed this project once we started filming and setting up, i felt it went really well and I’m extremely happy with the footage we have of Neil and i would like to thank him massively for giving such great answers and being so understanding, one question we wanted to ask Neil to create a strong narrative was if his ethnicity was frowned upon when he started in the Media industry but we had to be careful around the subject and execute it so that it doesn’t offend.
Some of the shots are great, for the documentary i love the shadows of the drum kit in the background, it adds depth to the documentary and creates a sweet effect. All in all so far i feel the documentary will turn out great and we will have a strong narrative of Neil’s ups and downs in the Media journalism world and for some of our peers i feel it will drag them in and they will enjoy the narrative.