We decided to use this intersection for our assignment because you can see the contrast between different social classes. Here you can feel the growing of real states in New York city where old houses are repair to rent lofts or apartments to students or young professionals, but at the same time this rent raises obligates people that use to live there for many years to move to other place more economically accessible for them.
Here’s a picture with the location of the intersection:
And the streets where we plan to interview locals on the street and stores:
We could find there the followings shops & restaurants, of which, with some of them we have already talked.
– Just Because Hair Therapy Salon
– Crown Fried Chicken
– 99c store
– Chung Chun Chinese takeout
– Gnarly Vines
– Liquor store behind glass
– Lulu & Po brasserie
We’re gonna interview locals trying to emphasis in the contrast that this intersection has, but at the same time letting the interviewer to share points of his interested that we may no have in our planned questions.
How long have you lived/ worked here?
Do you enjoy living/ working here? Why or why not?
How has the neighborhood changed?
Do you feel like you know your neighbors?
If you could change one thing about this area, what would it be?
Where did you grow up?
After a review of the footage and material we’ll create the storyboard, write the script and shoot more interviews if necessary.
Here are some planned shots for this documentary:
Vertigo-style shot at the corner, to lead off