DIFFICALTY GETTING INTERVIEWAccording to documentary filmmakers like Anthony Q. Artis, Michael Aptedand Michael Moore, Interviews are a very important part of adocumentary, and the difficulty of getting them depends on the subjectmatter, ‘it takes understanding the human mentality to know who you caninterview successfully, but it also takes risk’ (quoted by Anthony Q. Artis).Based on my experience of making a documentary and an article I read, thesubjects that are most controversial tend to be the most effective. But to getpeople talking about them you have to approach in a certain way.‘In order to make the best of the interview and make the interviewee feelmore comfortable, try to place yourselves in a low status position. You cantone down your high status position by pretending that you are not incomplete control of the technical equipment. It may also have a relaxingeffect if the interviewer improvises his other questions instead of reading offa script.’
BIAS OPINION ON SUBJECT MATTERBias Opinion are presented in mostdocumentaries, especially when they are focused on anindividual or group. In ‘Aileen Life And Death Of A SerialKiller’, the documentary filmmaker presents a biasrepresentation of Aileen due to the fact that they werefriend, he constantly tries to make the audience sympathisefor Aileen in different ways, like, focusing a lot on herpersonal life and corrupt upbringing. Most documentariesdo this, they either aim to make the audience for or againstthe subject matter.