Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 24

A State of Emergency

As the homeless population grows ever more some cities are announcing a state of emergency. Los Angles is one city that has announced this as well as a plan to move the homeless off the streets. http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/22/us/los-angeles-homelessness/

Sep 24

When is it Enough?

  When losing your home and friends is not enough you can always count on your community to make things worse. Even when banning together with peoples in similar circumstances trial, tribulation and the strong arm of the law are not far behind. Read this article to see one version of this injustice.   

Sep 24

Employed and Homeless

It is a popular myth that the solution to homelessness is employment. The reality is that even full-time employees making more than the minimum wage can face the unsheltered reality of big city living. With Bay Area rents surging skywards, even people with cushy jobs can’t find affordable housing. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/as-san-francisco-rent-skyrockets-even-employed-people-are-homeless-2015-09-23

Sep 24

Story Elements

Narrative Spine Short intro with professionals about the state of bay area homelessness. Introduction of characters. These individuals will persent their circumstances and past from birth to their first period of homelessness. They will talk about their struggles with homelessness. How they survive, the dangers. The future Ideal situations, solutions, and ways to get there. Professionals …

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Sep 24

Core Concept

The struggles of 2 young men who are or have been homeless, with a focus on causes and solutions.  

Sep 17

Preliminary Interview Questions

Name, age, and origin. How long have you been homeless? Why? What’s more important food, or shelter? If you could sit and have a conversation with anyone who would be? What would you say? If you were the president how would end homelessness?

Sep 15

Center Street Blues Approach

Documentary approach will contain Verite portrait on center street homeless population Contrast to sheltered homeless Multiple interviews with homeless and officials Motion shots of the area of interest Still shots Voice Overs Music