Team Charter for From Shanty Town to Modern Block

Working Title

From Shanty Town to Modern Block


Group Member

Bruce Luo, Emma Tao,  Jerry Wang


Research Plan



“我的潭子湾小学” (My Tanzi Bay Primary School)

Produced in 1999, the documentary focused on more than one thousand primary school students of the Tanzi Bay primary school. Along with the Tanzi Bay being removed and ten thousand families of the Bay looking for their new homes, these primary school students changed to other schools. While getting apart with friends and teachers, they were also looking forward to new life.

The documentary is very well produced, full of historical videos and audios. We will refer basically two things from it: First, the narrative way of telling a story, following timeline order. Second, many historical pictures of the Tanzi Bay in 1980s and 1990s, which we will choose and use part of them in our documentary as historical source.

Online Course:


We decide to do the interview during the Thanksgiving vacation, and we will interview two people.(We’ve got in touch with them already, and they are very willing to help us! )

The first interviewee is Mr. Sun(Emma’s relative), aged 86, who is a former resident of the shanty towns in “Three Bay and One Lane”(from 1950s till 1980s). He was one of the generation who suffered the world war, culture revolution, and witnessed the huge development after open up.We want to talk with him and recall some old memories of the life living in this shanty town. If possible, we would do the interview in the new neighborhood, so as to create the atmosphere of comparison.

The second interviewee is Mrs.Sun, daughter of Mr.Sun, aged 44. She lived her childhood in the Shanty Town from birth to age 13, and moved to a newer neighborhood in 1982 with her family. She is one of the generation, who studied and worked hard, dreaming of getting out of the shanty town and living in modern houses. We want to talk with her about the removal process happened in the neighborhood during 1980s to 2000s. If possible, we also want to do the interview in the new neighborhood.

Dates to Completion

Week10. Research done, Field trip, Shooting plan, Interview plan, Agenda and storyboard

Week11. Shooting footage of the scene and interview, Rough cut, Audio editing

Week12. Editing of the video

Week13. Editing of the video & preview


Proposed Flight Dates

Dec. 1 (Friday)

Dec. 8 (Friday)




All three

Storyboard & narration

Emma & Jerry



Video Editing


Audio Recording & Editing





Emma – Interview


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