Textual Analysisof Student Work By H o l l y This slideshare will consist of a textual analysis of the final production work on A2 students, Gee, Daniel and Alex on their documentary called One Force One Leicester which gives insight into the work on the Leicester Police Force. 12 slides.
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Life in Leicesterfootage is under-cranking in thebeginning of the clip,connoting the fast-pacelives of the Leicesterpeople and how quickthe day goes. This issuitable as in thebeginning thedocumentaryintroduces Leicesterand its inhabitants as awhole (which the nextfew shots illustrate)then introduces thepolice force that protectit.
The documentary then conventionally brings in the title in thebeginning of the clip. The title is given a typewriter effect, thiseffect and its sound create connotations of a ‘high-tech’,technological and practical documentary. The shot here could bethe producers using ‘extra’ footage. We will most certainly becollecting ‘extra’ footage as well to always stay prepared if thereare problems with other footage or the documentary isn’t longenough– hopefully with organisation this won’t be the case.
To help anchor the documentaries structure and narrative,some text is introduced in a credits form. The text gives basicdetails on Leicester, connoting the main location focus of thedocumentary will be Leicester. It is very conventional forstatistics relatable to your topic to be presented, and we will bedoing the same in our documentary and conventionalism candrive the documentaries professionalism and realism.
The blurring of the night club could connote the state ofintoxication and hazy eyesight of the people surrounding andenjoying themselves at the club that the police force have toencounter at night.
From 0:50 to 1:00 the documentaries presents footagewithin the over-crowded night club, cutting quickly thenumerous shots connoting a sense of disorientation that apolice force would often encounter and have to handle.
There is an under-cranking of footage from one location to another,connoting how quickly the situation can change for the police force andthe pressure of how quickly they may have to from one location to thenext to ensure safety.The text here conventionally helps anchor the documentary, givinginsight into the name of the event they are at in Leicester and date.
From 2:19 onwards there are a series of very conventional interviews of thepolice force they have been documenting. The interviewee’s name andprofession are also conventionally displayed, adding to the sense of realismthrough conventionality. The medium close-up and placement of the camerato the left allows for the background to be of some focus, showing theinterviewee in his police environment, connoting that his work is always inthe back of his mind and he is constantly surrounded by this policedenvironment because of his job so much that is has become a part of hisbackground/life.
One Force One Leicester have managed through organisationto keep a quality lighting, sound and a clear picture which fromour Form Research we have touched upon and will develop onthrough practise, and organisation which is greatly stressed. Thebackground noise does sometimes drown out what theinterviewee is saying, however with great organising of locationand securing a quiet location, which Form Research hasencouraged, we hope to avoid this problem.
There is then footage of the police forceat work and in their environment. Theuse of the hand-held cameras to filmthis footage adds to the sense ofrealism documentaries aim to achieve.The hand-held movie camera first sawwidespread use during World War II,used in the heat of battle, so here itsusage could connote the police force ina sense in battle for safety with theLeicester night scene. Hand-heldcameras also help to create the ‘fly onethe wall’, observational documentarymode which helps to create realismthrough its aesthetic effect which took awhile to develop is mainstreamHollywood.
The documentary ends then with conventional credits to theproducers and police force and the music comes to an end inunison with the documentary to further connote finality. Asimple, big and clear white text is used against a blackbackground to stand out. The background being a standstillshot from the documentary footage just shown to hold it in theaudience’s memory further.