Elizabeth II - TheElizabeth II - The
Diplomat QueenDiplomat Queen
Documentary AnalysisDocumentary Analysis
Type of DocumentaryType of Documentary
• It is a mixed documentary containing aIt is a mixed documentary containing a
voic...
ThemesThemes
 Royal FamilyRoyal Family
 PublicityPublicity
 Significance of powerSignificance of power
 Queen Elizabet...
Narrative StructureNarrative Structure
 Single stranded- as there is one mainSingle stranded- as there is one main
storyl...
Camera WorkCamera Work
 The framing of theThe framing of the
interviews are made up ofinterviews are made up of
mostly cl...
Camera WorkCamera Work
 Tracking shots andTracking shots and
zooms are used tozooms are used to
emphasise the queen’semph...
Mise-en-SceneMise-en-Scene
 The use of bright, goldenThe use of bright, golden
looking lighting highlightslooking lightin...
Mise-en-SceneMise-en-Scene
 The interviewees areThe interviewees are
dressed formally todressed formally to
highlight the...
SoundSound
 The narrators voice is a standard femaleThe narrators voice is a standard female
English accent that was also...
EditingEditing
 Montage editing ofMontage editing of
video game andvideo game and
movie highlight themovie highlight the
...
Archive FootageArchive Footage
 News footage/ VisitsNews footage/ Visits
abroadabroad
 Images of the royalImages of the ...
GraphicsGraphics
 The white standard font,The white standard font,
possibly used to standpossibly used to stand
out, told...
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Elizabeth ii the diplomat queen

  1. 1. Elizabeth II - TheElizabeth II - The Diplomat QueenDiplomat Queen Documentary AnalysisDocumentary Analysis
  2. 2. Type of DocumentaryType of Documentary • It is a mixed documentary containing aIt is a mixed documentary containing a voice over (narrator), archived footage andvoice over (narrator), archived footage and interviews.interviews.
  3. 3. ThemesThemes  Royal FamilyRoyal Family  PublicityPublicity  Significance of powerSignificance of power  Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II  HistoryHistory  Representation in the mediaRepresentation in the media  AccomplishmentAccomplishment
  4. 4. Narrative StructureNarrative Structure  Single stranded- as there is one mainSingle stranded- as there is one main storyline about Queenstoryline about Queen Elizabeth IIElizabeth II’s reign.’s reign.  Closed Narrative Structure- as theClosed Narrative Structure- as the audience is left with the outcome with noaudience is left with the outcome with no unanswered.unanswered.  Non-Linear- as the order of narration isNon-Linear- as the order of narration is told in not told in order.told in not told in order.
  5. 5. Camera WorkCamera Work  The framing of theThe framing of the interviews are made up ofinterviews are made up of mostly close ups andmostly close ups and medium close ups andmedium close ups and conventionally positionedconventionally positioned on either the left or righton either the left or right side of the shot.side of the shot.  In some scenes a handIn some scenes a hand held camera is used toheld camera is used to make the audience feelmake the audience feel as though they areas though they are actually watching what isactually watching what is happening.happening.
  6. 6. Camera WorkCamera Work  Tracking shots andTracking shots and zooms are used tozooms are used to emphasise the queen’semphasise the queen’s imageimage  An establishing shot isAn establishing shot is used to highlight a keyused to highlight a key point in the queen’s reign.point in the queen’s reign.  A low angle shot is usedA low angle shot is used which is used towhich is used to represent the queen’srepresent the queen’s power and wealth.power and wealth.
  7. 7. Mise-en-SceneMise-en-Scene  The use of bright, goldenThe use of bright, golden looking lighting highlightslooking lighting highlights the queen’s wealth andthe queen’s wealth and emphasises a positiveemphasises a positive view upon her status.view upon her status.  The use of formal settingsThe use of formal settings used in the background ofused in the background of interviews give theinterviews give the documentary a seriousdocumentary a serious feeling to show, reflectingfeeling to show, reflecting her work and power.her work and power.
  8. 8. Mise-en-SceneMise-en-Scene  The interviewees areThe interviewees are dressed formally todressed formally to highlight the highhighlight the high values of the queenvalues of the queen and situation.and situation.  Archive footage isArchive footage is used as a visual aidused as a visual aid for the voice over.for the voice over.
  9. 9. SoundSound  The narrators voice is a standard femaleThe narrators voice is a standard female English accent that was also used to relate andEnglish accent that was also used to relate and reflect the age and gender of the audience.reflect the age and gender of the audience.  Soft, classical background music is used toSoft, classical background music is used to represent the stereotypical views of the royalrepresent the stereotypical views of the royal family, who are known for their classic imagefamily, who are known for their classic image and emphasises the importance of the events.and emphasises the importance of the events.  Diegetic sound of people cheering connotes theDiegetic sound of people cheering connotes the queen’s popularity.queen’s popularity.
  10. 10. EditingEditing  Montage editing ofMontage editing of video game andvideo game and movie highlight themovie highlight the wide spread franchisewide spread franchise and cuts show theand cuts show the fast pace of whichfast pace of which may represent themay represent the queen’s busy life.queen’s busy life.  Slow motion is usedSlow motion is used to emphasiseto emphasise significant moments.significant moments.
  11. 11. Archive FootageArchive Footage  News footage/ VisitsNews footage/ Visits abroadabroad  Images of the royalImages of the royal familyfamily  Media imagesMedia images
  12. 12. GraphicsGraphics  The white standard font,The white standard font, possibly used to standpossibly used to stand out, told the audienceout, told the audience who was speaking andwho was speaking and their relation to the topictheir relation to the topic and events.and events.  The same font alsoThe same font also provides documentationprovides documentation to the whereabouts of theto the whereabouts of the footage being shown.footage being shown.
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