Spectatorship and exam practicePresentation Transcript
Touching the Void True or false
‘Documentary makers formour views on their subjectsand tell us what is real and what is not.’ True or false?
SpectatorshipThis is ultimately what the exam is about how people react to this films and why! Lead with spectator experience
Your question…‘Documentaries should never be trusted’ How important isthe sense that they should trust the filmmaker?
Poster each case study…Consider the experience of watching it from an immersiveexperience to a film students experience.Nightmail& TerminusKurt and CourtneyTouching the VoidBowling for Columbine
The other question…
Exemplar examinations questionsIntroduction - what is a documentary. Revise adefinition. What are you going to write about.Your must engage with the notion of spectatorshipDiscuss your answer with reference to at least twodocumentaries. Include director and year.Discuss in depth with reference to scenes, codes andconventions, types, technology.Compare and contrast, different historical times,different directors work, same subject matter differenttimes. Consider context.