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Formal Proposal for a Documentary:

1. Topic Underage Drinking.


2. Type of Documentary Mixed. (Observation, narration, interviews)
3. Style of Documentary Informal, short segments, enough to keep the viewer
engaged.
4. Channel and scheduling - Channel 4, 10:00-10:30
5. Target audience Parents and teenagers 15+
6. Primary research needed:
Interviewees.
Archive material.
Finding suitable locations.
7. Secondary research needed:
Facts and figures. (statistics)
Content in similar documentaries.
Other opinions on the topic.
8. Narrative structure- Non-linear, switching between issues/people, open,
single strand.
9. Outline of content:
Interviews with police, addicts, youth workers, teenagers, people in the
medical profession, pub owners, ambulance crews, bouncers.
Statistics about drinking via narration.
Re-constructions of teenagers getting into danger after drinking to excess.
Cutaways to groups of teenagers, litter, Warrington town centre on a
weekend, the view from Hillcliffe.
Archive- News stories, CCTV of teenagers in cells, police interrogations, car
chases with underage drink drivers.
10. Resource requirements:
HD video camera
Tripod
Microphone
Computer
Locations
Statistics
Premier pro
Photoshop
Radio studio
Internet
Interviewees