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Interview plan
Before actually starting my final l interview I had to do a rehearsal interview, I did this because I
wanted to discover ways in which I could be a better interviewer. I had a rehearsal interview in front
of a focus group, I interviewed a member of the focus group, and I did so because I wanted to get
constructive criticism and feedback from the audience. I wanted to find out what they thought is my
method of interviewing.
Feed back
Rehearsal 1
After the interview, the audience thought that the interview they liked the way I referred to the
audience (people that are watching at home) they thought that, that was relevant to the topic I was
talking about. As it gets the people at home more involved and engaged. They also thought that I
progressed from point to point. They also continued to say that I was a very good listener, I gave the
interviewee a chance to express their point but they also suggested that nodding my head could be
another way of showing that Im being attentive to what the interviewer is saying rather than saying
um and mmm which I kept on saying throughout the interview.
The audience also said that I had good body postureand I interviewed with confidence which was
good because it kept them engaged. And most importantly I kept eye contact with the interviewee,
which signified that I was listening to what they were saying.
They also said that they like the fact that I was both open and closed questions. And they liked the
fact that I used developmental questions. I didnt stick to the list of points I had planned to talk
about. When the interviewee moved on to talk about something else, I was able to notice that
element and asked them to elaborate on whatever they were saying so that both the audience and I
could understand exactly what they meant.
On the other hand, they also thought that my introduction was not as good, even though my clarity
of voice was clear enough; I was looking on the sheet of paper instead of looking up and facing the
audience or looking in to the camera as I was introducing the interviewee and the show. So they
therefore suggested that I should perhaps work on my introduction skills especially at the start of
the show. They also said although I had open questions, which were too long; maybe shortening
them will make them easier to understand. They also continued to say that when interviewing, I
spoke too fast. They said that I should slow down and this will make the questions clearer and easier
to understand.





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Costume, props and equipment
Camera
Lighting
Tripod
Cue cards

For my final product, I have come up with a few concepts that will help me create and produce a
professional and a well-planned out interview. One on my interviewee will have to be the dentist. So
I have chosen to perform the interview at the dental clinic. I have chosen this location in particular
because it will show the seriousness of the issue of binge drinking on the teeth from a dentists point
of view. And perhaps it will engage the target audience because they will be getting advice from a
professional who knows what they are talking about and at the same time, the interview will have
an educational element, the target audience will have a clear insight on how exactly teeth are really
damaged by excess consumption of alcohol. In order for this interview be delivered as planned, I will
need a camera, a camera woman or man, a tripod; which will assist in recording a clear picture. And
also lighting is a major key, if in any case the lighting within the dental place isnt as efficient for
insistence. If its too dark or too light, I will have to use studio lights if I have too in order to create a
realistic view otherwise the whole interview wouldnt look as clear and it will look UN professional.
Furthermore, I would need cue card, which will assist me in remembering he questions.















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Script 1
Hello and welcome to The Dirty South Television Show. Today we are will be discussing about
excessive amounts of alcohol consumption can have an effect on our teeth.
Location: dental clinic at Woolwich
Time: 1.30pm
Shot: close up shot and long shot
Dentist
Interviewer
1. Hello doctor Hassan
Interviewee:
2. Welcome on our show today
Interviewee:
3. Is alcohol good for health?
Interviewee:
4. How does alcohol affect our teeth?
Interviewee:
5. How does it cause tooth decay?
Interviewee:
6. How does it affect our gums
Interviewee:
7. How does it change the shape of the teeth and mouth?
Interviewee
8. Is there any other harmful because alcohol can bring to our teeth?





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Script 1
Hello and welcome to The Dirty South Television Show. Today we are will be discussing about
excessive amounts of alcohol consumption can have an effect on our teeth.
Location: dental clinic at Woolwich
Time: 1.30pm
Shot: close up -shot and long shot
Dentist
Interviewer
1.Hello doctor Hassan
Interviewee:
2.Welcome on our show today
Interviewee:
3. Is alcohol good for health?
Interviewee:
4. How does alcohol affect our teeth?
Interviewee:
5. How does it cause tooth decay?
Interviewee:
6. How does it affect our gums

Interviewee:
7. How does it change the shape of the teeth and mouth?


Interviewee
8. Is there any other harmful causes alcohol can bring to our teeth?


Introduction this introduces the
show, the main topic of the show
and also welcomes the guest to
the show.
Building confidence - this helps the
guest to relax and loosen up a bit
more.
Progressive questions asking a
question that will lead into the main
topic by sometime inquiring for
answers.
Multi question this type of question
helps to find out more information and also
provides an enhancement of the audience
understanding.
Open questions these types of questions helps
the guest to express and explain in more detail
about how they feel about the issue. And on the
other hand, it shows communication skills. It
shows if the interviewer is actively listening to the
interviewee or not, obtaining information etc.
Direct question the guest is able
to give direct simple answers that
are to understand
Open ended question - assists to address the
subject matter and helps collect needed information
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Script 2
Dropping out of school due to alcoholism
Hello and welcome to The Dirty South Television Show. Today I will be discussing about how
excessive amount of alcohol consumption can easily affect your future. On todays show, we have
a very special guest who has experienced the consequences of consuming large amounts of
alcohol and today she will tell us about her story.
Location: home
Time: 5.00pm
Back up time: 5.30
Camera shot: extreme close up shot, establishing shot, long shot and close up shot.
Interviewer
1. Hello Rebecca, how are you today?
Interviewee:
2. Are you having a nice day so far?
Interviewee:
3. You look good
Interviewee:
4. How did you get in to drinking?
Interviewee:
5. What made you start drinking?
Interviewee:
6. Why exactly do you think got you in to drinking so excessively?
Interviewee:
7. Did you ever fall behind in your lessons?
Interviewee:
8. When you discover that you actually had an alcohol addiction?
Interviewee
9. Did you parents ever take notice of this?
Interviewee:
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Script 2
Dropping out of school due to alcoholism
Hello and welcome to The Dirty South Television Show. Today I will be discussing about how
excessive amount of alcohol consumption can easily affect your future. On todays show, we have
a very special guest who has experienced the consequences of consuming large amounts of
alcohol and today she will tell us about her story.
Location: home
Time: 5.00pm
Back up time: 5.30
Camera shot: extreme close up shot, establishing shot, long shot and close up shot.
Interviewer
1. Hello Rebecca, how are you today?
Interviewee:
2. Are you having a nice day so far?
Interviewee:
3. You look good
Interviewee:
4. How did you get in to drinking?
Interviewee:
5. What made you start drinking?
Interviewee:
6. Why exactly do you think got you in to drinking so excessively?
Interviewee:
7. Did you ever fall behind in your lessons?
Interviewee:
8. When you discover that you actually had an alcohol addiction?
Interviewee
9. Did you parents ever take notice of this?
Interviewee:
Introduction this
introduces the show, the
topic and the guest.
Open questions - the usage of
open questions is one great way
of getting a guest to give more
information in a more detailed
manor. And open question
involve things such as what,
how,, where and why.
Building bridges - using the
answer that the guest gives to
ask this particular question
Building confidence this enables
the interviewee to feel more at ease
and feel more comfortable and
confident.
Developmental questions - is questioned
is asked base on the previous question
and the answer that is given from the
interviewee. This is good technique as it
allows the interviewer to go in to depth.
This can also be classified as a closed question, which requires
a yes or No
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10, a study suggests that thast42 percent of teenagers drop out of education due to alcoholism,
what does that make you feel?
Interviewee


Liaisons
When I finally finished my interview idea, I made an appointment with one of my interviewee
(dentist) and discussed with them what I will be interviewing them about. The dentist was up to it
and we proceeded on to arranging the time and dates that this interview will take place. It was a
face to face type of contact. I wanted to make the interview arrangement in person because I felt
that, this was an effective way of communication as I had to explain clearly to the dentist what was
planning to do and what his role was be in the interview. I finally confirmed the day and date when
the interview was to take place and I did this over the phone. Furthermore, as part of my interview
plan, I had to interview a person that has dropped out of college because they had an alcohol
addiction. So came in contact with a person who had faced such issues with a mutual friend. I was
able to get their number. I introduced myself and told her about my project that I will be working.
And told her that I need her to take part in it, and fortunately enough,she agreed to it. I was able to
communicate via text messaging.














Facts using statists shows that the
interviewer has done their research
and the information they are
providing is reliable.
I used text messaging to contact my
interviewee.
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Research and interview structure
When it comes to interviews, research is a very significant element. For example. Before I actually
get to interview any of my guests about a certain topic, I have to make sure that I at least know the
basic details or perhaps even more details of an interviewee if necessary for example one of my
interviewee will be a dentist, before I can proceed on interviewing him/her I have to make sure that I
ask the right questions in order to receive relevant information back. In addition to that, when
interviewing, organisation is also a key point. When an interviewer knows exactly what they are
doing, it also puts the interviewee at ease. He or she stays composed and comfortable and also able
to answer questions more confidently. so therefore in order to produce a creative and engaging
interview, it is very important that one has a well structured plan as this will show within you work
that you produce (interview)
One of my main focuses in my interview plan is to make sure that I produce interviews that will
engage my target audience, which are the teenagers from age 16-18. Now this will only happen if I
follow the feedback I received from the focus group and also using the appropriate interview
proposal. The last thing I would want to do is to spend time filming an idea that would be the
opposite of what the audience what to see.
The importance research is that it shows that you are well prepared as an interviewer which means
you guest will take you seriously. And less time will be consumed as you will have accurate and
reliable information to fall back on. If your interview is neither well planned nor structured, it will
make your job as an interviewer difficult because you wouldnt know the right questions to ask so
you wouldnt obtain the right information. Therefore it will make your audience disinterested as
they will also be able to sense the disorganisation in your entire idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdUzffvaz94
Above is a link of a bad interview that went really wrong it was a CNN interview .first of all the
interview asked leading questions, he didnt know what he was talking about but processed on as if
he did. His statements werent factual. so therefore this made the guest really mad and he started
using strong language on national, live television which shocked the audience. So at this point we
can see that the guest is really annoyed at what the interviewer is saying and the entire interview
becomes really heated so at the guest walking off and the interview is left an finished. The whole
structured of the interview looks UN professional, as it is live television one would expect it to be
well planned but it isnt. However From this interview, I learnt that research is very vital and plays an
important role in your interview. And I also learnt that I need to avoid leading questions, and also
avoid putting word in to the guests mouth. The only way I would avoid this is by making sure that i
give my guests the opportunity to speak and also make sure that my research is correct.
Below is another interview that went wrong. The interviewer didnt follow the script and he was
asking the wrong questions but seemed to think he was doing the right think. He was confused ion
what he was supposed to do exactly and in the background, you could hear the directors correcting
him on live television. In order to prevent this from happening when interviewing, I will to have to
follow the script to avoid any confusion and time wasting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiIwxah2i1k
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Here is an example of some
secondary research that I made. I
had to make sure that as a
presenter I know what effects
alcohol brings on teeth and also
knowing the facts of a topic will help
me in presenting confidently
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I continued to make more
research on school dropouts and
alcohol; I wanted to know the
statistics of teenagers that quit
due to the consumption of
excessive amounts of alcohol.
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Cue cards
Dentist interview
What are the effects of binge drinking on ones teeth?

How can we prevent out teeth from being destroyed after consuming alcohol?


What is most likely to happen if we dont take good care of our teeth?

How often should a person visit a dentist especially those who drink?


Most people tend to forget to clean their teeth, especially on the big night out, what do
you think might remind them?

Do you think it is advisable to brush your teeth straight away after drinking?



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Storyboard similar to my idea
. I have chosen to storyboard this particular interview because it has similar camera shot and angles
that I intend to use in my final product. The environment in which the interview is taking place is
quite and looks like its in an office. I also intend to interview the dentist at the dental clinic and the
college drop out at home.

This I a mid-long camera shot
which is shown at the beginning
of the interview. You are able to
see both the interviewer and
interviewee. However the
camera in mainly focused on the
interview.
This is a mid-close up shot of
just the interviewer
introducing the main topic of
the show. As you can see she
is looking straight into the
camera
as you can see, this is a close up
shot of the interviewee she is
looking directly at the
interviewer whilst when
answering the questions and
used her hands to express her
point deeply.



In this long shot, you can the
interviewer actively listening to
what the guest is saying, which
consider doing in my own
interview.







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My actual Storyboard
Scene Number:___1__ Storyboard Page:___1__



Camera
Movement:
Tracking
shot then
zooms in.
Shot Type:

Medium long
shot
Angle:
180

Transition in: Transition
out:
Scene
duration
0:15
Question

Hello, Welcome to Dirty South. Today we will be discussing the issues of
Binge drinking of alcohol.

Narrative
/Direction

Introduction of dirty south programme Non
Diegetic
Yes No
No

Scene Number:_____2 Storyboard Page:____2_

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Camera
Movement:
Still shot
x2
cameras
Shot Type:

Medium long
shot then cuts to
medium shot
Angle:
180
degrees

Transition in: Transition
out:
Scene
duration
2
Question

How did alcohol affect your health?
Narrative
/Direction


Interview with college student in the
students house

Non
Diegetic
Yes No
Yes




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Camera
Movement:
Single camera
production will
be used in this
interview. Zoom
in and zoom out
will be needed

Shot
Type:

Long shot, close up
shot
Angle:
90 degrees

Transition in: Transitio
n out:
Scene
duration
2
Question

Is alcohol good for health?
How does alcohol affect our teeth?
How can it cause tooth decay?
How does is change the shape of the teeth and mouth?

Narrative
/Direction

Interview with the dentist at a local dental clinic Non Diegetic Yes No
Yes

Scene Number: 3 Storyboard Page:3

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Camera
Movement:
Medium
long-shot
and then
cuts to a
medium
long shot of
the
interviewe
e
Shot Type:
Long shot,
establishin
g shot and
extreme
close up-
shot will
be used
Angle:
180
degrees

Transition in: Transition
out:
Scene
duration
2
Question


Narrative
/Direction

An interview the nurse explaining how
alcohol can affect the human body
and health
Non
Diegetic
Yes No
yes










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Shooting script
Date Time Camera shots Questions
21
th
December 2013 1.30 Medium-long shot What damage
does alcohol
do to teeth?
How can we
prevent teeth
from being
damaged due
to alcohol?
How can
22
nd
December 2013 12:30pm Medium-long shot
Cuts to Medium shot
When did you
start drinking
Why do you
drink?
26
th
December 2013 2:20pm Medium Shot of
Interviewee
What are the
effects of binge
drinking on our
health?
Does alcohol
affect men
differently to
men?
27thDecmber 2013 5:00pm Medium long shot to
close up of student
dropped out of college
Was alcohol
reason why
you quit
education?
Why didnt you
seek for help
What did your
parents think
of this>










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Rehearsal2
Before my actual interview, I decided to do a rehearsal. I did so because I wanted to be well
prepared and ready for when I actually to present. I wanted to improve on my presenting skill and
make sure I was aware of my strength and weaknesses. So therefore I did my interview rehearsal in-
front of an audience. After my rehearsal, I received some positive feedback from them. They said
things such as: they really liked my introduction, as I was introducing the show; I looked straight into
the camera so therefore I had good eye contact. They thought from the last rehearsal I did, this one
was much better. I presented with confidence, they liked the fact that I didnt use any cue cards, my
body language was good, I had good communication skills, I showed active listening, I was building
bridges and also moving from point to point. However I also received a few suggestions that were
constructive. They thought that my interview lucked a structure and perhaps need to think about
how I could improve on that. And another one was that I needed to use appropriate developmental
questions. Overall, this interview was graded a high Merit. My audience suggested that if I make the
changes I will get a distinction. I personally feel that this particular rehearsal was much better than
the first one. Mainly because I was less n=nervous and I felt more comfortable to interview my
interviewee.
Location
My first interviewee will be at the dental clinic, where I will be interviewing a dentist
Style
This style of interview will be investigative. This is because my main purpose is to stop teenager from
binge drinking, and one of the ways I can do so is my gathering informative and educative
information
Role
Interviewee: Dr Cyrius (dentist)
Student that dropped out of education due to alcoholism: Rebecca Mukasa
Interviewee: Shamim Nlalule (me)
Camera man/woman: Jennie Lamb and Shaquille Keith
Reasons for plan and research
It is very significant to carry out a well thought out plan as we need to have a reliable scheduled plan
of how the interview is layout and exactly it will happen. One of my methods to ensure that the
interview is well planned and accurate is to begin researching. Researching helps one to know more
about the subject and look confident and professional whilst interviewing, it also illustrates that you
know what you are talking about. When planning the interview, statistics and facts where one of the
most important information to gather. This will show my target audience Im trying to produce a
quality interview because the information Im providing is well detailed. Knowing what type of style
and format thats best suits the interview is a very significant element. This will prevent confusion
and will consume less time when interviewing. Furthermore researching about the area that you
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wish to interview about will assist the interview to progress with no interruptions. In addition to
that, looking at existing interviews will provide you with the opportunity to find out the structure of
interviews, which might be similar to yours. Perhaps you might also learn some new interview
techniques and skills.
When managing and interview, it is significant be well organised. This however goes back to the
research you would have done before the final interview. Preparation is a very vital fact when
interviewing. Id preparation is not carried out; it can make the interviews appear disorganised and
disengaging which therefore will signify lack of correct data which will put of the interviewee.
Showing confidence is another important element as it shows the information that you are providing
to the audience is correct. A well planned out interview will provide you with a chance to appear
confident when interviewing. Questions such as open and closed will enable to produce a
progressive interview. It is also important to present your interview programme a professional
manner. This therefore means that you must prevent saying things such as erms and ahs as this
can give the sense of being unprofessional. And also the interviewee might not take you seriously.
As I was researching I came across some interviews that lacked professionalism due to lack of
organisation. For insistence the Meg Ryan was interviewed by Parkinson in BBC. His questions were
very force full, he was putting words into the interviewees mouth, he hardly let her speak and he
showed no sense of active listening. It was noticeable that the interview was beginning to get
annoyed and irritated as she started to become difficult and didnt really want to answer any more
questions. The interview became more pushy and the whole inter became really awkward to watch.