As a taster for the video (Dear God the suspense…), heres a few stills taken from footage taken during shooting the video:
Following some group discussions on what kind of news report our video would cover, we came to the realisation that while the household tax and the water charge are covered in Irish news media throughout both physical tabloids and broadsheets, and through occasional news story on the television – there is very little or very few official news broadcasts or video reports covering the two stories and available to view online.
With few news media broadcasts on the water charge therefore, we would have little to refer to, or sample video clips for our own video. Therefore we decided to incorporate news elements of both the household tax and the water charge, as they are very often referred to together in a report, while also providing us with sufficient online content to relate to. As can be seen in the following research links, we gathered information on both topics:
Graph on intentions to pay household tax before March deadline – cedarlounge.files.wordpress.com
Household charge paid by 805,000 before deadline – irishexaminer.com
One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – irishtimes.com
One million still to pay household charge ahead of tonight’s deadline – independent.ie
790,000 registered for Household Charge – rte.ie
Links and tabs to RTE News broadcasts covering the two stories may also be seen here. Some footage from these broadcasts has been selected under (fair use) for use in our own news video – obtained by capturing the video from the screen and brought into the video edit.
Just over 3,000 pay household tax in Louth – argus.com
As part of this CA for Media, Discourse & Analysis – we as a group are required to create a video about a current issue in Ireland. The video may contain archive content under fair usage, such as images, audio and video. The video must also contain original footage shot by ourselves, as well as all content in the video being edited by ourselves. The piece must reflect on what we have discussed in the module over the course of this semester.
The curent issue in Ireland we are considering basing this video on, is the current discussion about the introduction of water charges. As such, we are carrying out research on the topic and familiarizing ourselves with the debate and what kind of news stories have all ready been presented on it. The following are a collection of articles and videos we are currently studying:
Articles on water charge in Ireland
Ireland to charge water for first time – National Geographic – 10/02/12:
Minister for Environment Phil Hogan announces Irish Water to be subsidiary of Bord Gais – 18/04/12:
Group to fight water charges – Irish Examiner – 19/04/12
Taoseach rebuffs queries on water charges – Irishtimes.com – 23/04/12:
Pay water charges or be cut off – Independent.ie -23/04/12:
Ministers apology over water meter confusion – Irishtimes.com – 23/04/12: