I would like to explore poverty in Colombia and see how families are making ends meet at different Socioeconomic Status (SES) levels in Valledupar. This project will require you to interview three people living in poverty; one shop owner and two different families, at least one with children to also interview. I would like to know their living conditions, income, expenses, what types of transportation they have access to, and more, which should provide a good picture of how they live their lives given their economic condition. All these questions will be answered by going through the list of questions I have prepared, and then asking for a tour of the place to gather a list of important footage (also listed in the document you will receive outlining this project).
Examples of Each SES to Interview
1) Low SES Shop (for interview with a shop owner): Off a paved road near the poor homes [login to view URL]@10.4784607,-73.2881206,3a,80.6y,283.17h,84.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spFOp3aiJnPEeJ7ByNWw84w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
2) Low SES Homes (for interview with a family): Has sidewalks, but no paved roads, corrugated steel roofs ([login to view URL]@10.4371075,-73.2543132,3a,79.7y,217.25h,76.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBFD11SDIVkiruHxHZz8kmw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
3) Very Low SES Homes (for interview with another family): No sidewalks, no paved roads, corrugated steel roofs
([login to view URL]@10.4747707,-73.2804249,3a,70.3y,200.08h,84.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scF7AqyHIXbkZ1kA9u6i7gQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Videos should be 1080p or 4K (preferably at 60fps) with clear audio and shot on a DSLR or GoPro. The interviews may take about 1 hour each including footage; I have prepared a list of questions and B-roll footage needed for each interview. Interviews should be conducted in English if possible, but can be conducted in Spanish as long as some sort of English translation is provided (preferably by verbal translation; videos are intended primarily for an english-speaking audience). Background music from [login to view URL] can be used once we agree on the track. Please submit your raw footage immediately after shooting, then your edited video along with the project files after editing is complete.
You are free to shoot the video however you’d like; as a vlog, a documentary, a film, a GoPro POV, or as any other creative idea that comes to you. Just make it look good. No need to appear in the video yourself if you are uncomfortable with it. The video can really be nothing more than asking the list of questions I have prepared, then touring through the property to gather the B-roll shots.
Please cover all the interview questions below, and after asking each question, please allow about one minute (without interruption) for your interviewee to respond. If any question leads to a larger conversation on the topic, feel free to talk about it. We can always cut out the parts that are unnecessary.
Videos will likely be posted online in case others are also interested in the topic. Interviewers with in-depth, informative videos may be offered more video jobs. By submitting a video, you release ownership of the submission.