Week Two: FMP

This week was showing or presenting our three initial ideas we got asked to think about during the two weeks off. I was one of the first ones to present my ideas so then I could start producing my Project proposal ready to show them on week three as well as beginning research into various studies and videos that  have got certain scenes that I may want to do a similar take on or if not ones that have giving my the reason why I want to create my idea I want to focus on.

The first thing I done was present my three initial ideas to my tutor in which then was the decision to what idea would be the most successful. With this, I overviewed each idea and which one I would feel most passionate creating for my final major project.

Project Proposal: FMP project proposal

Here were my three ideas:

How the world became obsessed with technology?

The concept of my idea is going through the different eras of technology with creating an experimental film on how we have become more obsessed with it as it immerses us from the real world we end up missing moments in life that could be important. Relationships or friendships slip away and technology takes over as we invest more into it, although its incredible of what we have created, however, there’s beginning to be isolation in our lives more than ever. I want to make this because it will make people think about what is happening and letting them look in from the outside of society instead of being a part of it. through this, I was to show how it also affects us mentally as well as socially through various voices overlapping and sounds of notifications speed up and up as it becomes a world of chaos which allows people to understand that is the reality of what’s happening now but we just choose to ignore it. As it’s about creating awareness the skill within this will be Camera, editing, and Audio as I want to show my capability throughout all of the areas I have learned within my Film and TV course. My target Audience will be 16-year-olds to 25-year-olds although the age can vary with the people who are addicted to technology I believe this ages group is the most frequent as we have all been brought up with it one way or another. I will be researching this with taking photographs of the various pieces of technology but I will be mainly focusing on our interaction in general so I will be taking images of people with the different social interactions and way to do so through technology and to create the certain scenes I will be asking people their views on how the world has become obsessed with technology so then I will create relatable situations to keep interest for the audience. Another part of my research will be asking for archive footage whether that’s in films or adverts that use different pieces of technology. its will be most probably 5 minutes for the duration.

Adulthood: Time to grow up

I want to create a documentary about going into adulthood and how it changes within the expectations our generation within in comparison to 3 different generations our one we live in now, my parents and grandparents point of view.I want to know about people’s experiences going into adulthood whether that’s this generation or the elder. I believe it’s important sharing people’s stories and opinions to make people realize that there, not the only ones that had to go through it. As everyone I’m sure has experienced in a different way.The skills I would be using is Camera and editing. As for the interviewing and cutaways, I will have to make sure they are interesting and the editing to make the interviews, not too boring get them go straight to the point. With them showing home videos or photographs to go with what they are saying. My target audience will be 17 to 25-year-olds as this is the age where we grow up and go into adulthood. I will be doing research through asking various ages and maybe emailing historians and researching on websites to help me understand even more about the expectations and changes as each generation has had a reputation to hold but in a different way. the duration for this would be around 5 minutes

A lady in which my mum knows could be interested in being involved

Is our government doing enough for our health care?

We all experience going to the hospital one way or another but within the news what’s occurring more is the need for more money  to be put into the system as we begin to run out of beds, more strikes are being held from student doctors because the healthcare system may not be building enough hospitals or having enough doctors for appointments. I want to create this documentary to investigate for myself and for other people to see what it is really like in a Uk hospital or an experience from the many critical patients that have been canceled or delayed because of the money within the health care system. I will be focusing on skills such as visuals mainly and the editing as within documentaries these are the most important things to create a smooth outlook on the short film. My Target Audience would be interested in the Uk’s healthcare system and how our hospitals run the age would be 25 years old to 40 years old as these are most likely to have an interest in these type of topics. I’m planning to research this through looking at various case studies, doctors and maybe the local or UK healthcare minister or MP.

By showing my initial 3 ideas I decided to use, how the world has become obsessed with technology as the final idea to use for my final major project. The reason why is because it’s one in which I see happen every day as well as growing up with the world drifting even more away from reality as technology updates and progresses.

The next thing I done was to start researching on this so then I can get more of an understanding through finding people I will need to contact nearer the time, researching case studies on people who have been affected by it or how people or psychologists think this affects society and our mental state too.

Here is the research I have found so far:

Primary –

* Phycologist- talk to her and interview – Emma’s (Kirsty – Florence knighting gale hospital London) * http://www.nightingalehospital.co.uk/specialist/kirsty-bridge/

* Councillor – Vicky

* Ask people from my generation about how they feel about it

* Ask the public their view as well as recording some

* Testing some of the shots such as my intro

Secondary –

* Technology scientists if I can –

* Research similar short films to my idea

* Look at what type of equipment I want to use.

* What locations I want to use and use transport to my best ability

* People I want to use

* The permissions

* Paperwork

* Different sounds I can use for the ending

* Music if needed

* Any effects needed what they will be.

* Different pieces of technology

* How am I going to approach this subject?

* Colours

* Type of text I will be using

* What type of colors do I want to be shown through my edit

* Research articles about it

* Case studies

* Statistics

* Debates

Short films that are similar and can use as influence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOSYmLER664 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trVzyG4zFMU (What you need to know about internet addiction | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo, 2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0adeZP6aDQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GecYjy9-Q (Technology Addiction and What you Can do About It. | Ben Halpert | TEDxSaintThomas, 2015)

Influenced by :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GecYjy9-Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_cdkpazjI (How social media makes us unsocial | Allison Graham | TEDxSMU, 2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRl8EIhrQjQ (Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?, 2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdpQir1sqiQ (Lam, 2010)

Facts and case studies found on this subject:

Four in five students had significant mental and physical distress, panic, confusion and extreme isolation when forced to unplug from technology for an entire day- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8436831/Student-addiction-to-technology-similar-to-drug-cravings-study-finds.html – (Hough, 2011)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html – (Woollaston, 2013)

* The average person does it 110 times a DAY (and up to every 6 seconds in the evening)

* In its annual Internet Trends report, carried out in May 2013, found that people check their phones, on average, 23 times a day for messaging, 22 times for voice calls and 18 times to get the time.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2989952/How-technology-taking-lives-spend-time-phones-laptops-SLEEPING.html – (Davis, 2015)

* Average person now spends more time on their phone and laptop than SLEEPING, study claims

* Four in ten adults and teenagers said there had been occasions when they checked their smartphone in the night after it woke them up.

Technology addiction: https://www.addiction.com/addiction-a-to-z/technology-addiction/ – (Addiction.com, 2015)

Internet use disorder (IUD) or internet addiction disorder (IAD)

* The radar of health professionals since the 1990s. In 1995, Kimberly Young, PsyD, established the Centre for Internet Addiction and created the first treatment plan for technology addiction based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28677674 – (Miller, 2014)

– Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

Daily media consumption

8hrs 41mins

spent each day using media and communication devices

* 3hrs 52mins watching television

* 2hrs 46mins listening to radio

* 1hr 8mins on the internet (PC/laptop)

* 28mins using a mobile phone

* 9mins talking on a fixed phone

Films that are based on this: Men Women & Children (Men, Women & Children, 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7uc8OF6Rs (Men, Women & Children International TRAILER (2014) – Ansel Elgort, Jason Reitman Movie HD, 2014)

Nerve  (Nerve, 2016)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PR9MOPTI7g (Nerve (2016 Movie) – Official Trailer – ‘Watcher or Player?’, 2016)

Disconnect  (Disconnect, 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI7Bhq2zDb8 (Disconnect-Trailer, 2013)

https://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/03/aram-gallery-london-unread-messages-exhibition-digital-communication-addictions/ (Tucker, 2017)

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about-us/press/may-2016/rise-of-the-robots (Sciencemuseum.org.uk, 2017)

From this, I have found tasks to do whether that’s analyzing a film’s take on the use of technology within the reality and virtual world, which I have found really interesting and finding techniques in which may influence certain scene in my experimental short film.


A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: “Sight” – by Sight Systems. (2012). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_cdkpazjI [Accessed 26 May 2017].

Addiction.com. (2017). Technology Addiction | Internet Addiction. Available at: https://www.addiction.com/addiction-a-to-z/technology-addiction/ [Accessed 27 Apr. 2017].

BBC News. (2017). Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests – BBC News. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28677674 [Accessed 26 Apr. 2017].

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?. (2014).  Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRl8EIhrQjQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdpQir1sqiQ [Accessed 27 Apr. 2017].

Disconnect. (2012). Directed by H. Rubin. Oceanside,Long Island,New York,USA: LD Entertainment.

Disconnect-Trailer. (2013). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI7Bhq2zDb8 [Accessed 25 Apr. 2017].

Hough, A. (2017). Student ‘addiction’ to technology ‘similar to drug cravings’, study finds. Telegraph.co.uk. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8436831/Student-addiction-to-technology-similar-to-drug-cravings-study-finds.html [Accessed 25 Apr. 2017].

How social media makes us unsocial | Allison Graham | TEDxSMU. (2014). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GecYjy9-Q [Accessed 26 Apr. 2017].

Mail Online. (2017). How often do you check your phone? Most do it 110 times a DAY.  Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html [Accessed 26 Apr. 2017].

Mail Online. (2017). We now spend more time on phones and laptops than we do SLEEPING.  Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2989952/How-technology-taking-lives-spend-time-phones-laptops-SLEEPING.html [Accessed 25 Apr. 2017].

Men, Women & Children International TRAILER (2014) – Ansel Elgort, Jason Reitman Movie HD. (2014).  Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7uc8OF6Rs [Accessed 26 Apr. 2017].

Men,Women & Children. (2014). Directed by J. Reitman. Austin,Texas: Paramount Pictures.

Nerve (2016 Movie) – Official Trailer – ‘Watcher or Player?’. (2016). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PR9MOPTI7g [Accessed 24 Apr. 2017].

Nerve. (2016). Directed by H. Joost and A. Schulman. New York,New York: Allison Shearmur Productions.

Sciencemuseum.org.uk. (2017). Science Museum to reveal remarkable 500-year history of robots in new exhibition. Available at: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about-us/press/may-2016/rise-of-the-robots [Accessed 27 Apr. 2017].

Technology Addiction and What you Can do About It. | Ben Halpert | TEDxSaintThomas. (2015). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0adeZP6aDQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GecYjy9-Q [Accessed 25 Apr. 2017].

Tucker, E. (2017). Aram Gallery exhibition questions our digital addiction. Dezeen. Available at: https://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/03/aram-gallery-london-unread-messages-exhibition-digital-communication-addictions/ [Accessed 24 Apr. 2017].

What you need to know about internet addiction | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo. (2015). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOSYmLER664 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trVzyG4zFMU [Accessed 24 May 2017].






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