Introduction to Documentary Assignment 2 By Sanel Homer
3 Documentaries I Will be looking at• My Big Fat Wedding• Supersize vs Superskinny • One Born Every Minute
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is a Britishdocumentary series broadcast onchannel 4, looking at the world of Roma(gypsies) and Irish Travellers in Britaintoday.The film follows various families, as theydiscuss their traditions and values intheir small community.
What I Like About It•Instead of just hearing about thenegative side about Gypsy. I can seethere point of view and see how theyactually live their lives and see thattheir our positive things about beingGypsy.•I get to learn about their tradition•It gave me a stronger understanding oftheir community
ConventionsConventions Definition ExampleVoiceover is a production technique where a N/A voice that is not part of the narrativeReal Life setting natural setting essentially means that you are simply observing your subjects in their "real life" environments.Establishing Shot An establishing shot in filmmaking and television production sets up, or establishes the context for a scene by showing the relationship between its important figures and objects
FormsForms Definition Examplescore music Background music N/Afast-paced editing Editing that is cut very fast to move on to the next topicVoiceover is a production technique where a N/A voice that is not part of the narrative
Supersize vs SuperskinnySupersize vs. Superskinny is a Britishtelevision programme on Channel 4 thatfeatures information about dieting andextreme eating lifestyles.Its about two extreme eaters - one veryoverweight and the other severelyunderweight - swap diets in an attempt tochange the way they view food and eating.
What I Like About ItIt actually show how important somefoods can affect your body at a extremeweight.It makes you understand what thesefood do to our body and think aboutthey way we eatShows us different types of way to eathealthy at a limit instead of starvingyourself or gaining weight
ConventionsConventions Definition ExampleStatistic is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of dataInterviews Conversation between two people are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee.Supporting Images Images to support what they are talking aboutFont is traditionally defined as a quantity of sorts composing a complete character set of a single size and style of a particular typeface.
FormsForms Definition Examplescore music Background music N/AZoom make the image of something or someone appear much larger and nearer, or much smaller and further awayVoiceover is a production technique where a N/A voice that is not part of the narrative
One Born Every MinuteOne Born Every Minute is a Britishreality television programme whichshows selected footage from insidea labour ward, the area in a hospitalwhere childbirth occurs.It gives parents-to-be (or anyonethinking of having children) a uniqueinside view of what it is really likewhen life begins
What I Like About It• You can actually see what the women are going through• It shows the planning stage before giving birth• And it gives people who are planning to have kids more of a knowledge of what happens when the baby is born
ConventionsConventions Definition ExampleStatistic is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of dataInterviews Conversation between two people are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee.Supporting Images Images to support what they are talking about
FormsForms Definition Examplescore music Background music N/AFull shot Shows the subject fully, from head to toeClose-up shot A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frameVoiceover voiceover to explain the purpose of N/A the show.
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