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Assignment #4: Analysis of a TV documentary By Joanne Aroda
Documentarys I Will UseThe Triumph of The Will (1935) Lifers (2012)This documentary is a post WWII film This is a TV documentary(released in Cinemas) Shows Europes largest prison and itsMade by Leni Riefenstahl to shad light offenderson the propaganda used by Hitler to Documentary surrounds the issue ofgain his fellow Germans support murder and whether they should be letThe film is aimed at mature adults and back into societyhistorians , people who are highly Its audience is driven towards adulteducated
ConventionsVoice over Interviews from the publicPresenter Current debatable topicsArchive footage (photos, Titlesnewspapers etc.)Supporting footage TextFirst hand experiences Credits (animation, colour,Score music size, placement and roles)Natural Lighting Establishing shotNo actors Quoted materialOne camera StatisticsPans Real life setting (natural)Montage Ambient sounds
Conventions of ‘The Triumph of The Will (1935)’ The documentary begins with a prologue which is the only commentary throughout the film It challenges documentarys of today. Making the audience pay full attention
Conventions of ‘The Triumph of The Will (1935)’ The credits are in greyish white bold writing This challenge - due to the lack of animations or fun colours its sends a clear message of importance
Conventions of ‘The Triumph of The Will (1935)’ Real life setting This Uses – Everything was shot at the time and was natural It was just observation to show that world
Conventions of ‘ Lifers ’InterviewsUse – To give info andmore in-depthunderstanding to theviewerAllows viewers tobecome emotionallyinvested
Conventions of ‘The Triumph of The Will (1935)’ Camera shots and Angles Challenges/uses – The are only straight cuts Long and short worth the occasional Ariel and close up
Conventions of ‘ Lifers ’ First hand experiences/ Footage Use – To give info and more in-depth understanding to the viewer
Conventions of ‘ Lifers ’Current debatable topics& StatisticsChallenge - Not onlybrings the issue ofmurder but ethics andpsychologyThe statistics make itmore real
Conventions of ‘ Lifers ’ Text Develops -The text is normal (upper and lower case) white text which gives a message of cold and clinical But does it fit the topic?
Similarities and differences Similarities DifferencesFirst hand experiences TextCurrent debateable topics EditingReal Life setting Effects Colour ( one is black and white the other in colour ) statistics