And so it begins.
Brown and White, the web series, is now live and ready for your viewing. To guide you below are some notes about the episode and some production notes in case you’re interested to know how I put this short piece together.
Series Summary — At a time when matters of race are always in your face, Renato Gandia, a former journalist with several years of experience under his belt, and is now a communications professional, embarks on a new journey with his husband in the world of vlogging. The vlog features the lived experience and personal perspectives of the interracial couple. Aptly called, Brown and White, the new web series explores the joy and pain, opportunities and challenges, lessons learned and path forward of being in an interracial relationship. His husband Boyd, their pet Marley, and Renato, live in Edmonton, Alberta.
Introduction – ( 0:00 – 0:39) Renato introduces the new web series and briefly describes what it is about.
Statistics – (0:40 – 2:28) He presents facts and figures about interracial couples in Canada using information and analyses from:
- Mixed Unions in Canada
- Same-sex couples in Canada in 2016
- Same-sex couples data and demographics
- Household and families 2010
Interracial relationships: personal perspectives – (2:29 – 2:46 As a number of countries deal with the racial crises involving Black, Indigenous and Person of Colour and the issue of racism on a daily basis, conversations about interracial relationships is timely.
Can you plan to be in an interracial relationship? – (4:47 – 5:17 Boyd and Renato respond to the question some people have asked them in the past.
Advice to new interracial couples – (5:18 – 6:00) As a couple who has been together for more than 18 years, the pair each give pieces of advice to others starting the adventure of being in a mixed relationship.
- All footage of Renato and Boyd were shot using iPhone Xs and iPhoneXr. The interviews were shot using two iPhone cameras from different angles. Some of the cutaways were produced through Canva.
- All editing was done using iMovie for iPhone.
- Music clips in the episode were sourced from Bensound with additional tune from iMovie.
- Additional visual assets including photographs and a map of Canada were sourced from Pixabay and Pexels.