DIY: Society has its problems

On December 26th, two other members from my project group and I grabbed a camera and a mic and went to Downtown Disney to film more interviews. The last time we had a filming day, it was at Mile Square Park and we ended up getting more rejections than interviews. Because of this, we decided to go to Downtown Disney where people were probably going to be more happy and agreeable.



We stayed at Downtown Disney for four hours, and it turned out to be a really successful filming day. We got a total of 11 interviews, all of which contained different answers. We had to adjust our question a bit though, because at first we asked “What is a problem with society that you are facing in your life?” However, this question were deemed too personal by most of the people we asked, so we changed it to “What is a problem you see with society today?”, and people seemed more willing to answer us after that. Some of the answers we got included child obesity, public sanitation, and children’s lack of respect for elders. One of the girls we interviewed even had a personal story about how her friend had to deal with peer pressure.

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I think this filming day was a lot of fun, great progress for our project, as well as a learning experience for each of us as individuals. All three of us learned to improvise and adjust to the difficult situation of people refusing to answer our question, I was able to gain more filming experience which I will be able to use outside of this project in my video production class, and my partners were able to improve their social skills by interviewing. Not only that, it was a good day to spend at Downtown Disney!

– Karen




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