What’s the narrative spine of your piece?
The narrative spine would be our interviewees explaining the nature and influence of the Crucible.
What are your main characters? What are your plans for getting footage besides boring talking head shots?
The main characters we have are the two instructors, one in charge of the blacksmith and the other in charge of the Youth students. We plan to get all sorts of footage of blacksmithing and the artwork developed at the Crucible by instructors and students.
How is conflict driving your story?
The conflict would be seeing how the teachers’s passion for their craft tries to get through to their students.
What kind of change do you wish to unfold within your piece?
What we would like to see is how the Crucible was created, then going through a class and then seeing the possible crafts that the students created when the class concludes.
What’s the inciting incident and point of entry in your story?
Our inciting incident would be the formation of the crucible, how it was created and what it’s become since then.
What issues do you foresee making your piece visually strong?
An issue we worry about is being in the way of the class or the teachers as they are melding hot iron and fire together to create their pieces. It could be a bit hazardous to attain certain shots with lots of power tools in use.
(If you guys can think of a good question feel free to add on)
Can you tell us about the Crucible’s history?
How long have you been working at the Crucible?
Why did you decide to become a ___________?
What do you like most about the Crucible?
What are some of your fond memories you have of classes you have taught?
How do you think the Crucible influences the community?
What is your favorite activity here at the Crucible?
What would you say is your greatest creation?
How do you feel about how the arts are often disregarded in education?
How do you feel about the lack of funding for art and music programs?
As I continue to look at this project, I keep seeing things differently. And sometimes these different views start to conflict with old ideas. Mainly: should I change focus to Carla Hall? I was originally going to talk about the Crucible itself, and use Carla as an expert to talk about the school. But I’m starting to wonder if I should just make it about her. Its something I just started mulling around in my head, but its defiantly something that needs more consideration.