Tv documentaries styles and influences

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Tv documentaries styles and influences

  1. 1. TV Documentaries-Styles and influences
  2. 2. Direct Cinema• 1960’s• Cheap, portable, lightweight audio-visual equipment• Fly-on-the-wall style- no narrative• No intervals/rehearsals• No film lights, staged events or commentary• No dissolve edits to be used
  3. 3. Cinema Verite• Hand-held camera• Uses intervals• Linked to ‘social Realist’ tradition in fiction film
  4. 4. Institutional Documentaries• Fly-on-the-wall style• Includes some form of narrative• Examples of an institutional documentary include: police interceptors, 24 hours in A&E, Airport etc.• Critical and humorous in the way these places are represented
  5. 5. Docusoaps• Fast edited• Multi-strand narratives• Part of a series and often end on a cliffhanger• Very popular• Based around personalities• Includes everyday lives and problems• Examples include: Made in Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex and Jersey Shore
  6. 6. Public affairs Documentaries• Examples: Panorama and dispatches• Often broadcasted on BBC and Channel 4• Normally investigate current affairs and issues
  7. 7. Video Diaries• Reliable and truthful as the subject is filming themselves• Examples: ‘Police, Camera, Action’
  8. 8. Drama Documentaries• Exploring social issues• Drawing attention to miscarriage of justice• Examples: ‘Hillsborough’, ‘Roots (1977)’ ‘Ghandi’
  9. 9. Theatrical Documentaries• Released in the cinema• Examples include: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ –Michael Moore, ‘Supersize Me’- Morgan Spurlock• Authored Documentaries• Clearly scripted• Presented from the view point of a particular individual
  10. 10. Mockumentaries• Comic effect• Parodies• Examples would include: ‘Spinal Tap’ ‘Come Fly With Me’

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