I have been brainstorming for days what I would like to do for my final project. Initially I thought a video format would be a good format in order to share in class as well as on the blog, but because I am not familliar with video formatting I was unsure about my personal abilities in creating somthing thats nice, informative, and flows well. After speaking with a close friend that is a Mass Comm major my fears have settled a bit. She has been to many National Parks and can edit video no problem. I plan to interview her as well as seek advice for editing when that time comes. My idea is to interview anywhere from 3-7 people depending on how many individuals I can round up and ask them about their park experience as well as some ideas we have raised in class. That is another area I would need assistance/ feedback. Some questions I was thinking of asking:
Which National Park have you visited and when?
How many times have you been?
What are your ideas regarding the creation of the National Parks?
If the parks where not owned by the government, how do you think the parks would be different?
What are your ideas (if any) of National Parks and America? Do the parks make you more proud to be an American?
Should this land continue to be free and open to everyone?
What issues (if any) would putting a price on the land raise?
Since the individuals I am interviewing likely have never taken the class I am unsure how to approach some of the questions that have been raised in class. I should defenitly go through all my notes one good time and see if there is anything else I could add that would be benefitial for the interview. I basically want to get the publics idea about National Parks. That just gave me the idea to interview maybe half of the individuals that have never been to a National Park and possibly see how the views differ among individuals who have been versus individuals who have not. Hmmm….I feel like I am getting somewhere now.
All feedback and constructive critisism is welcome! I would like suggestions on interview questions as well as on the whole concept in general. Thank you for taking the time to read my post!