My college project for HND1 at City of Glasgow College was a short documentary on a subject of my choice. I decided to base it on a subject that affects me and that I'd like to know more about. So I duly researched the subject and contacted the people responsible for permissions who provided contacts for my interviews (min 2 required). Negotiations took place to arrange filming on the shoot days I had been scheduled by the college and recces took place.
Shoot days arrived and interviews filmed, as were cutaway shots and general views. Having secured archive footage I'd also shot some footage myself as some of the imagery I had scripted couldn't be obtained during the daylight hours I was scheduled (depite being filmed at the end of January/beginning of February). Filming wasn't without it's hicups - we messed up the sound of interview 1 on shoot day 1, and I inadvertantly embedded the timestamp onto the footage of shoot day 2. However, interviewee 1 was willing to repeat for us and rescaling the cutaway footage allowed me to edit round the timestamp issue.

Thanks should go to Peter Ritchie, Stein Connelly, Leigh-Ann Mulvenna, Colin Anderson, Russell Rennie, Traffic Scotland, ScotlandTranserv, InrixMedia, National Archives of Scotland, my crew Lyle Crawford, Alice Broomfield, Steven Manson, and Philip Malcolm.

So what is the subject? The Erskine Bridge Roadworks.

Update: It was one of only 5 documentries (from 70+) to be nominated at the College End of Year Awards Show (at which I was Floor Manager)

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