Hey guys, it’s Greg here.
Welcome to the behind the scenes of the disabilities’ video.
By the way, I’m just going to show random footages I have shot
as I talked about all these behind the scene things, alright?
I must have mentioned this before.
But the reason for this video was because a commenter wanted to know
what it’s like to live with a disability in Japan.
I was also curious about this.
And I’ve read textbooks about it,
but they were all about 10 years old when I had read it.
And that was already a decade ago.
So that’s, that was a generation behind
regarding what’s going on with my knowledge.
So…Like 20 years ago, what I knew, what was happening.
Hum, and when I looked on the streets, I didn’t see so many eh…
disabled people making use of the facilities,
such as the elevators that I saw newly being built.
Or…or other things.
So I was really curious as to what the situation was.
Another you know reason I do documentaries is
because incremental change happens.
So there’s, all these little things that happened over time.
So even though a situation might seem like old if you compare
you know,one country versus in another
and this one seems behind.
And you know, there’s a lot of critics saying”Okay, we need be better.”
like this just you know, bad policies,
bad situation going on.
And I think that can be true for certain aspects.
But what I also like to
展示 思考 着眼的是这一切是否有所改善
show and think about and look at is, are things getting better.
And so I think there’s some things in Japan where
Japan’s behind the times.
Hum, like gender equality.
Japan could be doing better in that area.
But if you compare to, say, 20 or 30 years ago,
I think there’s a lot of great improvements that have been happening.
But of course, there are things that still need to be done.
So that’s what I’d like to do with the documentaries.
this is kind of show that,you know
this is maybe where it was, this is where is now,
and maybe because where it should be in the future.
Hum, but really what I’m mostly showing is what it is like right now.
Umm, so I was happy to find out
that was a disabilities’ video.
That things have really changed in the past twenty years in a positive way.
Hum, and it all started when I met Josh.
And hum…I was pretty happy to get in touch with him.
I mean I just searched him online, a searchable disability channel.
Learn more and he had a great website then I contacted him
see if you want to collaborate on video, he was really open to it.
还帮我联系了一些其他人 像Yuriko 和 Minekaze san
Put me in touch with couple of other people like Yuriko and Minekaze san.
So…that was really great of him to do that.
Hum, but so when I first met Josh, and…
after I talked to Josh in person
and then, same thing with Yuriko.
I was quite gaiety after the interview because I learned so much. So…
I mean my wife could tell you this.
When I got home, I was just so happy
like I talked to her for like an hour about what I learned
after meeting with both Josh and Yuriko,
cause I just learned so much and so exciting!
But then, you know when it comes time to edit the video,
it’s a struggle because they have all this great info but how will you make the video?
And hum, the other problem is once you heard information before.
So the first time you hear it, it’s pretty exciting you learn something new.
于是就会觉得 “啊 这些我都懂了没什么大不了的”
But then after that, it’s like ‘Oh I already know this’.
So it’s…Doesn’t seem so important to us.
You know, exciting any more or interesting. So…
So you know, what’s important now?
Sometimes you kind of lose sight of, you know, what’s good to say.
And sometimes things are exciting because you just learned that something isn’t true,
vs you learn something that is true or something new. So…
So it could take a while to figure this out like it could take like five minutes of talking to figure it out.
Like’ Oh, okay, this doesn’t happen’ but…
you don’t really need to talk five minutes about this.
然后 你要说什么 你不要说什么呢？
So you know, what you put in, what do you keep out?
Anyways, when I first started doing documentaries,
I thought they would be about maybe twenty minutes or so.
So that’s why I did the part one I try to go with
what’s the most, I don’t know, maybe visually striking piece.
Stuff had the most visuals for but also
something that would appeal to people travelling to Japan and that’s…
That was why I focused on the travelling in Japan part.
Because that one I can figure out how to do
you know, fairely, coherently in a
you know twenty minute timeframe.
Hum, but then there’s the other part, all the other stuff of
系统如何运行的 它的所有素材 我都很感兴趣
how the system works which I thought was quite interesting.
Hum, but maybe not as many people would, you know, care about
and kind of the inner workings how you get support
how workers, you know, work out?
So, I mean that one I sat on it for a while
I just didn’t know what to do with it.
But in the end I’d put out a half-hour episodes, I thought people
who are interested in will, you know, sit and watch.
I don’t have as many nice visuals on that one, but
what the people were saying was important. So,
I thought people would, you know, want to know. So put that out.
You know I don’t know what strategty of taking the feature with making videos.
I think there’s still a big, l saw the big learning curve.
Every single time I produce another one and learn a little bit more and…
You know, get feedback from viewers as well.
So we’ll see how it goes.
Hum, you know, I wondered like if I had just made a single ten minute version.
Would that have been more compelling to more viewers?
And more viewers you get, the more people that will learn about the situation.
Would you be better off that way?
I don’t know. How do you do like a ten minutes version and then you do
a longer one for the people who want to know, you know, more in depth.
I guess we’ll see huh.
So…I’ll just talk a little about Josh and then about Yuriko.
So interviewing Josh was great
because he was just so knowledgeable.
But he can also easily explain things off the top of head, off the top of his head.
He’s really a positive guy, really nice guy
So that was a pleasure to interview him.
And Yuriko was quite interesting as well.
And she insisted on speaking English.
She of course could, I’m sure she got workings way better
in Japanese that being her,her first and native language.
But then, she’s…she wanted to do all in English which I was really impressed with.
She’s quite a determined individual.
For example, we’re going to a ‘Dyso’.
If you don’t know that, it’s like a dollar shop or two dollar type of shop.
You can buy some pretty cheap stuff.
And she just want to show what shopping was like over there.
But We were prevented because we asked to film officially and then said sorry no cameras allowed.
So then we went to a department stores,
like maybe we should’nt, you know, like tell anybody.
So alright, ok, we’ll just try to gorilla film this.
当我们开始拍摄了 就会有人说“嘿 这里不能拍”
And we started filming and then you know, someone was like ‘hey, you can’t film.’
Luckily, she had a contact in that store.
She was able to appeal to the manager.
And through that connection, we were able to actually get a press pass the film.
So I was really happy that she doesn’t easily…
give in to like an answer of no.
She’s like pretty determined to get things done.
So I think that’s why she’s so successful at what all the other things she does with her life.
So when it came to film and built b-roll.
And if you don’t know what b-roll is.
It’s kind of all the parts of a video where there’s no talking head.
So it’s the non interview part.
因此这部B卷的内容就是拍火车 拍Josh 和Yuriko在城市中走动
So that’s shots of trains, shots of Josh and Yuriko were navigating the city, that’s B-roll.
So filming the B-roll, I had to do on a few separate days.
It’s hard to figure out how far to go with filming B-roll.
It has a lot of visually but there’s a certain cost-benefit analysis
you have to think about.
Because you know, I’m not getting necessarily paid to
go and film these extra bits.
I mean I have some great patron supporters.
Thank you very much!
But I mean essentially you’re just going out and spend extra time to film things.
I still believe there’s a lot of work to be done with physical disabilities with them.
I still believe there’s a lot of work to be done with physical disabilities
as well as intellectual disabilities.
One such thing that concern me was the schools.
I would love to see Japan become more like Canada
where there’s more intergration between the disabled and non-disabled students.
In Japan, you can get into, I guess
I’ll just call it a regular school system,
if you have a disability.
But it’s… exists probably not as easy as all as expected
are just normal or normalized as it is in Canada.
So I’d love to see that just happen.
Anyways, I think I’ve talked enough on this one.
I just want to say once again.
Thank you for all those who support me on patron and
all those who are just, you know, watching and enjoying the videos,
and commenting and interacting.
Thank you so much.
So as always thanks for watching and I’ll catch you on the flipside.
Have a good one.