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Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
Types of Documentaries - For Audio
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Types of Documentaries - For Audio

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Using the categories of documentary developed by Bill Nichols to think about audio documentaries for podcasting

Using the categories of documentary developed by Bill Nichols to think about audio documentaries for podcasting

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  • 1. Types of Audio Documentaries For Podcasting
  • 2. Source Based on the concepts used for film documentaries Bill Nichols books ◦ Introduction to Documentary (2001) ◦ Representing Reality (1991) http://alexburtonjournal.blogspot.com/20 07/11/documentary-form.html
  • 3. What Documentaries Are supposedly revealing reality impossible to truly re-present reality construct a narrative - some fictional elements choices made in editing
  • 4. When You Listen … reality is edited, sometimes re-sequenced and artificially framed identify podcaster’s purpose to decode ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ 6 possibly a moral or political perspective? maybe just an event recorded? share information, demonstrate authority? sales pitch? types – Bill Nichols
  • 5. Types of Documentaries Poetic documentaries Expository documentaries Observational documentaries Participatory documentaries Reflexive documentaries Performative documentaries
  • 6. Poetic Documentaries Organized by associations and patterns fragmentary, impressionistic, lyrical Fragments aesthetically reconstituted
  • 7. Expository Documentaries speak directly to the listener an authoritative commentary propose a strong argument & point of view try to persuade seek to sound ‘objective’
  • 8. Observational Documentaries Record lived life with minimum intervention immediacy, intimacy revelation of individual human character in ordinary life situations little or no music, sound effects, or technical alterations
  • 9. Participatory Documentaries emulate approach of anthropologists participant-observation recorder part of the recording get a sense of how situations affected or altered by recorder’s presence. “truth of the encounter”
  • 10. Reflexive Documentaries draw attention to their own constructedness most self-conscious of all the modes highly skeptical of ‘realism’
  • 11. Performative Documentaries subjective experience and emotional response strongly personal, unconventional, perhaps poetic and/or experimental can have docudrama elements can reveal marginalized group’s experience
  • 12. Examples of Types of Documentaries Poetic documentaries ◦ http://www.moreabouthenry.com Expository documentaries ◦ http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/redeye/2013/ 12/tips-simplifying-holiday-season Observational documentaries Participatory documentaries Reflexive documentaries Performative documentaries

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