Editing Day 1

Beginning editing I named all of my clips so that it was easier to place them all in order.

I watched each clip and took off any unnecessary bits to make the footage usable . I then created a structure for how the documentary would flow, i had timed how long the documentary would be and then placed the clips in the order I had arranged. After talks over my documentary with tutors it was suggested i needed more shots of Leo doing things i therefore contacted him to see about filming on the Wednesday. Whilst waiting to hear back from him i brushed up on the sound to ensure it was at the same level throughout.


Beginning Post Production

To start post production is was first necessary that i transcribe my interviews i then had to name each of my clips so that editing was easier. I needed to begin editing so booked a suite so i could start.

Filming Cutaway Thoughts

Whilst filming my cutaway shots I filmed alone with only the assistance of my mother and father and sister who assisted me by helping me get the kit to Leo’s house. Whilst there i filmed many different cutaway shots such as Leo singing, family photos and him doing normal stuff. filming went well and I managed to get all of my cutaways and the footage came out good




  • My name is leo Benjamin Gallagher green, I am 19 I attend Liverpool community college where I study creative writing, English lit and ocr it.
  • Working two part time jobs for booker wholsesale and wh smith
  • In October of 2014 his health took a decline no foreshadowing before this he had run a marathon, he was in wales at holiday camp and couldn’t breath, slept against wall for three nights, he came home and saw gp who told him there was nothing wrong, he went to a and e few days later they found his liver failed and they persistently asked if he was an alcoholic he 00
  • 0was only 17 so did not drink. They kept him for observation, he collapsed and woke one month later having been told he had heart failure.
  • Had three operations byvad bypassed his heart to keep him alive as his heart had stopped completely, tracheotomy which gave him the ability to breath as he did not have enough strength or ability. He also had transplant.
  • During his transplant his mother former step father grandparents and uncle and his ex-girlfriend where there. Three week process of recovery got out on Christmas eve, took till march to have normality he went back to margys in that year. He doesn’t want to know whos heart he has and doesn’t want to know as he finds it quite morbid.
  • He was dead for a period and cannot remember anything of that.
  • Told he had shorter life expectancy he lives in the moment. Engaged to chloe Pritchard, she is light of his life,he didn’t get engaged because of the shorter life but because he loves her. His sociallife has changed as he finds it hard to engage with friends due being aware of who he spends his time with due to struggling to listen to people talk of homework. Despite the depressing tone so far he has high hopes for the future wanting to be a forensic scientist. Operations hampered his education as he was not able to complete his first year of sixth form and was unable to cope with the stress when he redid year. He is now in college. I feel like becoming an organ donour is one of the most important things, it might seem ingenuine but the truth is that because that man I lived. There are good things in his life chloe and his soon child.

He chose to life after being given the option as he had a friend who committed suicide and understanding the pain it brought him didn’t want this for others not altruiticstic he didn’t want the pain for his family and friiends. He viewdd transplant negatively but is now happy for the time he has and is greatful to staff of worthelly shaw.

That is the storuy of my transplant and my life since if you’ve watched then I question what you’ve got going on in your lifew you should be doing something more fun, but if you have watched thank you for listening to my story hope you have a good life.

Filming Prep

I needed to film some cutaway shots for my project things like Leo walking into college and interacting with friends.

He was not available during my targeted week of the 22nd so i had to reschedule.

I had been informed by the technicians that during the week off they were in for the tuesday i therefore contacted leo who told me he could film on the monday.

I sent a booking form to the technicians and am awaiting confirmation of the kit.

I booked from Friday the 26th at 3pm till the tuesday.



A tracheostomy is an opening created at the front of the neck so a tube can be inserted into the windpipe to help you breathe.

A biventricular assist device (BiVAD) is an implantable pump designed to help your heart function better when both sides of your heart are failing.

When blood from your body returns to the right side of your heart, the right ventricle (one of the pumping chambers) pumps the blood into your lungs to receive oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood then goes back to the left side of your heart, where your left ventricle pumps blood out through the main artery leaving your heart.




Production Analysis


For my filming day i picked up my kit at 9:30 am and performed checks on the kit to check they are working and also checking that all the settings are right.

I found that the kit was working and decided to begin ensuring my aspect ratio trials worked i therefore made paper lines to make framing my shot easier if i wanted to have this
aspect ratio.

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