I have edited the video footage which I took on the streets of Oxford yesterday, in which I asked 6 adults about their memories of their favourite childhood toys and the things that they liked least about being an adult.
I want to use these responses as inspiration for content in my magazine.
It was interesting how many people gave the same/very similar responses, for example lots of people recounted enjoying playing with LEGO. Also, people said that they didn’t like the responsibility that accompanies adult life, and that some of the boring parts of being an adult are paying mortgage and worrying about health deteriorating.
Although lots of people didn’t want to be filmed, the people that I managed to film are very useful for my project. I now need to brainstorm from their comments and work out how these aspects of adulthood can translate into my magazine. I may also have a feature on LEGO art dome my adults.
I have created a table (shown below) which summarises people’s comments about their favourite toys and negatives of adult life.
|Favourite childhood toys||Least favourite parts of adult life|
|LEGO (2)||Paying bills (2)|
|Big metal spinning top||Responsibility (3)|
|Bike||Getting out of bed|
|Worrying about health (2)|
|No free time|
|Retired, miss work (lecturing)|
|Looking after children demanding|
|Feel age, noticing younger people|