- The narrative spine of our piece would be bees, beekeeping and the decline of bees.
- Our main characters are the owners of the bee healthy honey shop, our footage plans are to also have them interacting and working with the bees, also footage of the shop and other bee keepers working.
- Conflict is driving our story by going through to struggles of the bee healthy honey shop as they grow and learn more about taking care of bees and the new problems arise such as mites, beetles and GMOs.
- The change we would like to unfold in our piece would be the devolopments and growth that bee keeping is going through. The new found public respect for bees and beekeeping and the improvements there have been in caring for and raising bees as well as harvesting honey.
- Our inciting incident is going from the shop history and a little of what our main character does to the fact that bees are dying.
- Our point of entry would be in the past going over the family's bee keeping history and working our way up to the present, resolving/ coming close to resolving the isse.
- The issues we forsee with making our piece visually strong would be getting all the possible information and footage we'd need to set our story apart.
Heal The Hive
Collaborators : "The Hive" ft. Rachel Isaak, Mitch Thompson, Joseph Portillo, Tiffany Ruaro, Nghi Le
Overview : The story of family that runs Bee Healthy Honey Shop.
Audience : This will interest younger people who are concerned with the enviornment and want to help.
Objective : We want the audience to take away a higher respect for bees and beekeeping, maybe even a drive to keep bees in the future.
Audio : We will hear light hearted, happy music with some live sound, along with the voices of the family behind the Bee Healthy Honey Shop.
This film will begin with a time lapse of us walking up to the front of the shop. Because of all the hexagonal wood shelves and the golden colors of the shop, the imagery will have a very warm and almost homey feel to it. With all the honey jars and the products on the shelves, it will begin with a basic overview of the shop and the daily routine of the store owner. This will be accompanied by warm music and to set up more of the feel that this is a nice place and that bees are nothing to be afraid of. We will follow this up with an interview of the person behind the counter, asking them questions about the shop and their family history. During this interview, we will show photos of their family and possible footage as well. So we will stage a tour of them to lead us back and showing us their bees. We will talk about how they switched locations and how that impacted them. We will go over any difficulties They've been having with their bees, whether it be GMO, swarming or anything of the sort. Any other environmental issues in the bay area or in general will be a big part of this documentary as well, showing that everything has impact on nature and beekeeping in general. Bees are a huge part of nature and unfortunately they are dying species. We will to do our best to alert the public about this issue, and show them why bees are so important along with give them a higher respect of the amazing creatures. We will talk about how the bees communicate with each other and make honey, hopefully giving a deeper insight to what goes on in the hive. Animation will be a good part of this section, giving us more control over how it appears and showing the process of their communication.
– Light-hearted and educational
– Our POV, learning and distributing information and history of the Bee Healthy Honey Shop
– Interviews of the family members and business
– Personal opinions from customers and the shop's beekeepers
– Informational facts about bees and family history