Video Planning- Questions & Answers

As part of the video part of the brief we need to ask our client questions, and get them to answer them so we can find out more about who they are as a person and who they want to be as an artist. This makes up the element of creating a ‘sob story’. After watching shows such as the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and also re watching some auditions online, I have a rough idea of some of the questions I am going to ask and what kind of answer I want to get in return. Matthew also emailed us some draft questions we can ask to get our project going in the right direction…

Matthew’s example questions-

1. What’s your name and how old are you?
2. Where are you from?
3. What do you do for a living?
4. Why do you want to win this talent competion?
5. What appels to you about your choosen musical style?
6. How do you think it will change your life?
7. What would you buy with the prize money?

I knew a lot of people in my class were following these questions so I didn’t want to follow them exactly as I didn’t want my video to be the same as everyone else’s, I am going to use Matt’s example questions as a base to start coming up with my own questions. The judges on the TV talent shows don’t always ask the guests the same questions, they start off the same with their name, age and location, then after that they vary a bit to find out what they do and why they are doing the show.

Some draft questions I have come up with are…

  1. What is your name?
  2. How old are you?
  3. Where are you from?
  4. What do you do for a living?
  5. How did you get into that line of work?
  6. Do you own any dogs? How many?
  7. What are their names?
  8. Do you want to own more dogs and expand your business?
  9. Is that why you want to win the prize money?
  10. How did you get into Ragga music and when?
  11. What appealed to you about Ragga music inparticular?
  12. Who is your inspiration for your music career?
  13. How do you think this competition can change your life?

With these as some draft questions, I feel Paige’s answers to them will tell the story I have written about her. I want her to come across as very Essex, girly, bubbly, dog loving and emotional. I feel I have targeted each of these elements I want to get across in at least a couple of the questions. Now I am going to refine the questions I am going to ask and the answers I want Paige to give and write a script for me and Paige to have a copy of on the day we are shooting.

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