Pre production

Before I started writing my article I had to research about what the Holocaust was. For this I used the internet for research. For my initial research for a basic understanding of the Holocaust I used this website: http://library.thinkquest.org/trio/TTQ03068/finalsolution.htm This website was useful as it allowed me to summarise what the Holocaust was and it gave me Adolf Hitlers view on why he wanted it.

I had to find out the death toll for all that died in the Holocaust for this i used the internet to find out, i used this site http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1481975/The-Holocaust-death-toll.html and had to add up the individual deaths. The death count was said to be gathered from death records kept by the Nazis to report to Hitler about the progress. I had to find evidence that death records actually exist, here is a copy of one. http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=188378&page=58

One of the reasons behind the holocaust was because of Hyperinflation. I used the internet to research about Hyperinflation on this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic

I make the claim that there are confessions of Nazis that The Holocaust happened for this I need to provide evidence to support my claim. For this I used Google to research confessions off Nazis and found this to support my claim: http://gothamist.com/2010/12/08/nazi_hunter_poses_as_nazi_to_get_ex.php this shows an account of an Ex-Nazi confessing that he was aware of what he was doing.

The Holocaust deniers claim that the deaths during “The Holocaust” were due to the implications of war such as mass bombings. I had to find statistics to support their claim. If you go to the ‘casualties’ section of this link it gives evidence to support their claim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_II

I have used my own images of Auschwitz for this assignment. Although I had these images prior to getting this assessment piece I still used the same process to get them as I would if I was given the task specifically for the assessment. I firstly had to have my own equipment to take the pictures on, I made sure I took my camera bag with my camera and various lenses to ensure I was prepared to take a number of different style shots. I had an idea in my head of the things I wanted to photograph, they were the things that expose crimes against humanity and signs of poor living. Once I had finished photographing I had to select the images to use and edit, for this I used Lightroom 5. Here is a brief look at that  process.                                                      Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 12.03.34

To help me with my article I spoke to my peers and had production meetings about ideas I had and if they work within my article. Also what else I should include, for example different view points.

To time plan this work piece I used Google calendar, here is a copy of my calendar. It helped me keep track of the things I had to do.

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The equipment I used for this task was a Mac and a camera. I used the camera to photograph Auschwitz in Poland and a Mac to write up my article and pre production, edit photos in Lightroom 5, conduct research and use Google calendar.

I worked alone for the majority of my assignment but I asked my tutor to proof read my work at various stages to inform me of what I can change and what I need to include in order to get the highest grade possible.

For this project I used pictures from my visit to Auschwitz in Poland. To get these images I had to cover the cost of the flight to Krakow Poland, the hotel for the time I was there. Auschwitz was 45 miles from where I stayed so I had to get a coach to and from Auschwitz which I had to cover the cost of. The camera and equipment I used when I was there was my own equipment so I had to cover the cost of that. Once I was back in the UK  I had to select and edit the photos I had taken to use for my article, I used my computer for this which I had to cover the cost of. When I was writing up work I spent a lot of time in college, I had to cover the train cost to get to college. While I was in college I had to by lunch which I had to cover the cost of.

I have full copyright of the images I used as I took them and own them. The quotes I used in my article are from trusted sources and haven’t exploited anyones opinions or the facts I used. I made sure there was evidence to support the facts I used.

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