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    • Emma Riddiough
    • ‘The marketing of Meat Loaf’ was a mixed documentary broadcasted on BBC 2, at 9pm; and the narrative structure for this particular documentary was closed, single strand and non-linear.
    • Through out this documentary, two main themes were identified; one being the power of the media and the way it influences an audience, but also the uncovering of the media business. The power of the media The uncovering of the media business
    • The camera work on the actual footage for this documentary varies throughout. One shot that was used, was a medium long shot of Meat Loaf, showing him to be relaxed and comfortable with this part of the documentary.
    • Also, a steadicam shot was also used at the press conference, which also identifies the fact that the documentary is also trying to make the audience involved; e.g. point of view shot. However, many other types of camera work that was used through out the documentary as well; e.g. panning shot, low angle shot, extreme close up, etc. As for the interviews that were included in this documentary, they were done so that the interviewee was to either the left or right hand of the screen, in order to make the background visible.
    • The main mise-en-scene that was used through the documentary was chromakey (blue or green background). This enabled those people to put various items/imagery in the background of a various interviews. Meat Loaf image for the background of the interviewee Meat Loaf ‘s name on the background of another interview
    • The sounds that were also played in the background of Meat Loaf’s music videos as well as some of his songs. A male voice over was also used in this documentary as well (standard english and sarcasm was used).
    • During this documentary, there were three different types of editing that took place throughout. These ranged from cuts and dissolve, to slow motion and montage editing.
    • As for archive material, they ranged from Meat Loaf’s songs and videos, to newspaper headlines and magazines. The archive material also included market research, CD covers and footage from various grammy award shows and brit awards.
    • The graphics that where used was the text that was contained either to the left or right bottom hand corner of the screen. By using this, it anchors the persons name and relevance to that part of the documentary. As well as that though, the font that was also used was white and simple.