Initially I was set to use the JVC Cameras from the Uni Loan shop. However I thought long and hard about it, and decided that the 5D Cameras would be the best. I came to this conclusion when I realized how heavy all the equipment would be to carry, I wasn’t guaranteed to have a driver, I also didn’t have a solid crew together. I just tried to get people together to help out for test shoots. Another reason for not using the 5Ds was the quality. The quality that the 5Ds generate are amazing, even though they are limited with how long you can shoot at a time, the detail is very accurate and I was impressed after using them for previous work for example ‘The power of Abuse’. This was a clip from our artifacts which we produced in the start of the term.
Preparing for this Documentary phisically demanded alot of dedication from myself. I had to make sure that I was on top with my work and make sure that my Documentary was carefully monitored. One of the most important factors were training and changing up my diet for this role. I keep a pretty balanced diet as it is, however this is something that I knew would be important to for my Documentary. I wanted people to take this seriously and for that to happen, I had to make sure that I had to look after my body and take it seriously myself.
I didn’t create a crazy diet like some actors or athletes do. I know what my body needs and made sure I was taking in lots of fruit and vegetables aswell as, high Protein and low Carbahydrates. I continued to use the facilities at ‘Future Fitness’ Gym on Fargosford Street, in Coventry. I researched into different types of training and diets and dicided that I would take in small amount of food frequently, consuming five meals a day. Here was my diet plan:
> Bowl of Bran Flakes, Porridge, Weetabix or Shredded Wheat, Protein Shake (1 serving)
> Any kind of Fruit, Omlet (1 whole Egg, 2 Egg Whites
Meal 3: A Chicken Breast, or Chicken steak, or Tuna Steak, Whole Wheat Pasta, Veg or Salad
Meal 4: Protein Shake (2 Servings)
Meal 5: Chargrilled Chicken Slices, Mexican Spicey Rice, Baby Potatos, Salad or Veg
Snacks: Protein Bars, Lucozade Sport, Pepsi (Diet/Max), Powerade
Other Foods: Chicken Wings, Steak, Burgers (Grilled), Kebabs (Grilled), Bacon (Grilled), Potato Wedges (Oven Cooked)
The Location I decided to use was called Holbrooks Community Centre, in Coventry not too far from the Richo Arena. This location is where Training takes place every Sunday at Pheonix Wrestling Association (PWA).
This is the wrestling promotion I have been wrestling for and I been given permission by the owner of the wrestling ring, to use for filming my documentary. This is a picture of the wrestling ring that I will be shooting with.
This is what is called an Octogan Ring. Its a modified version of a usual 20×20 Wrestling Ring which you’d be familiar with in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), previously known as WWF(World Wrestling Federation. The ring usually get set up by the ring crew and I’ve wrestled in this ring a million times, and can confirm that it is indeed safe. I will be filming inside the ring as well as outside of it and on the apron. I also plan to set up the dolly tracks in their aswell for shots such as reflection and point of view shots. The ring is slightly patted so there maybe difficult to get a clean shot with the tracks, however I will have to try test shoots.