For our DIY project, my group and I are planning to make a documentary on the struggles that regular people face in life by interviewing people in public places. The point of this documentary is to spread the message that everybody has their own problems and battles to fight. In addition, we will also be making a second video about the process of making our documentary, the problems we came across, our thoughts on the finished product, etc.
We had planned to have some filming finished before the end of Thanksgiving break, but as of right now, we have not filmed anything yet due to scheduling conflicts. However, we have finished the preparations that are needed before we can actually film, such as creating a consent form for people we are interviewing, planning out locations to film at, and making a flyer to inform people we want to interview about our project. We have also started to publicize our project’s Instagram and WordPress. Because we are a group of five, my project partners have been taking care of the things listed above. My role was to make sure we have equipment to use to film and everyone knows how to use the equipment. Over the break, I was able to check out cameras and mics from the school to bring home and have taught my group members how to to use them, as well as basic filming rules such as the Rule of Thirds.
My group and I are planning to begin filming this upcoming weekend. We have learned that because our group is relatively large, scheduling may be difficult. However, we are going to adjust our individual calendars so that we can complete the project, and hopefully do a good job.
My DIY group and I are determined to succeed in our project and have a good final product.
Throughout life, each and everyone of us faces battles. Whether they are caused from school, work, friends, family; we all have them. Going off this theme, I have joined four other classmates in my English class’ DIY project.This project is a way to expression our passions and so we have decided to team up to accomplish one main goal-to spread kindness. In order to fulfill this goal, we are making a PSA that talks about the struggles that everyone faces. We plan to set out and interview completely random people to ask them some of the challenges they face. We are doing this in hopes to show the world that everyone has challenges, they are not alone. Instead of bagging and putting people down, society will start to help one another because we are more similar than we think.
I came up with the seed of this idea as I was talking to a friend about for difficult junior year has been for me, and how I think that everyone, no matter what classes they are taking, or sport they are involved in are a bit stressed because junior year is the most crucial year of high school. I came to realize that we all have similar struggles and that instead of competing with one another, we should be helping each other be the best we could be. Before I reached this idea, I knew I wanted my project to have something to do with either service or kindness, so I took my the idea of kindness and remixed it with the idea that we all have struggles, and that’s how this project came about. As soon as I came up with this idea, I pitched it to my other group mates and it is safe to say that we are all very excited to share out work with you all.
If we all help one another with our problems, the world will be a much better place. I challenge you all to go out and spread some kindness by helping others!
Also, if you would like to give feedback or be apart of this project, feel free to comment below!