Planning – “This is me” Documentary first draft

What I’m proposing to do.

I’m planning to make this documentary about myself into the style of an interview and using regular cut scenes to show my past by using old photos and videos and speaking over the top of them to tell the story.

I got this idea from the media company VICE (Haidrani, 2016) and using inspiration from a few of their YouTube videos about people’s auto bibliography.


Haidrani, S. (2016) United Kingdom | the definitive guide to enlightening information. Available at: (Accessed: 12 December 2016).

VICE (2016) Chef Rene Redzepi finds incredible flavors in the most unexpected places. Available at: (Accessed: 12 December 2016).


From watching these auto bibliography videos, I liked the way the interviewee is being presented by the quick camera transition, it looks like the camera pans around the interviewee, also the text “autobiographies” is typed out as the same time as the piano keys are being played.

I also found that having a voice over on footage tells a story but we know that it’s still an interview as it switches from interview to footage and so forth. After watching a few other of the auto biographies they had a lot of different music and sounds in them to reflect someone’s emotions and personality.

I have learned from these videos that it’s a continues story they never go back its always progressing. This is what I want to happen with my documentary/ interview about me.

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What I’m going to do

I’m going to film myself in the style of an interview and start telling my story of how I’ve got to where am now and then go on to say what I want to do in the future. I hoping to explain my past in a minute and then the other minute to explain the future.

The past:

When explaining my past I’m going to have footage of when I was a younger and explain what I was doing and what I was like. I’ll also get and interview of my mum and dad to get their perspective on me when I was younger.

The future:

In this part I’ll talk about where I want to be in the future, what career I want, car etc. I will do this by getting found footage of people at work and things that I want in the Future or try and create it if I don’t get the found footage.



  • House – filming interview’s of me and parents
  • Park – film my dogs
  • my car – filming my way to school