When making this documentary we had to consider the mood we were portraying to the audience. We needed the feeling of empathy to come across not on through the sounds but with the visuals. This is why we focused on the family aspect.
We explained the idea to the family but the majority didn’t want to be involved with it, only the youngest son and the father. In a way, I feel like this strengthened our idea, enabling us to highlight the youngest son giving viewers time to connect and build a relationship with our subject.
It took a couple of days of filming because the videos weren’t looking the way we imagined, we planned for a certain look but something wasn’t right. We soon realised that we were constructing every little detail meaning it lacked a sense of realism that a documentary needed to be believable. Spontaneity was definitely needed implementing observational elements to our piece.