Photo Documentary Idea

Pitch 1:

Interview a kid who is currently on probation for Grand Larceny. I would like to dissect his character and how he has moved on from the past and lives today after committing crimes as a minor.  I would conduct a sit down interview as well as depict his personal life now in comparison to his past. I would need his consent so I cannot name him now but this is one of my ideas.

Pitch 2:

Interview the president of ZBT and dissect what it is like to manage 50 plus members. I would develop a profile for his character and how he has changed before and after becoming president. I suspect there are many ways he persuades the members of the fraternity to act and be organized so I would like to see how he manages it. I am also curious to see why he decided to take the position in the first place and how expects this experience in the future.

Introduction

Hey! My name is Noa Iimura. Im a double major in Business and Film with a monor in Economics. I grew up in Tokyo and moved to the U.S. 5 years ago. I’ve been interested in film for a while and I currently run a few YouTube channels. I recently shot a documentary for Japanese TV in California about an upcoming biotech firm and have been involved in journalism since High School. A current news story I am interested in off campus is the Red Sox using Apple Watches to steal the signs of the Yankees during a game. I have always wondered how easy it is to decode signals and what the ethics around it was so this article was intriguing. For an on campus piece, I was interested in the recent bomb threat to Brandeis and if this was an isolate incident or if there had been more in the past.

Yankees article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-stealing-signs-yankees.html?ref=todayspaper

Bomb Threat: http://brandeishoot.com/2017/08/23/campus-evacuated-for-5-5-hours-and-counting-due-to-bomb-threat/

Noa Iimura