That Thing Lara Croft Documentary


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That Thing Lara Croft Documentary

  1. 1. That Thing Lara CroftBBC2<br />Documentary Analysis<br />
  2. 2. General<br /><ul><li> Type of Documentary = Mixed
  3. 3. Themes = Virtual vs. Reality, representation of women, Feminism, power of the media influencing society
  4. 4. Narrative Structure = Closed, Single Strand, Non Linear</li></li></ul><li>Camera work<br />Interviews are filmed in medium close up and framed in the left or right hand side of the screen, however there is a big close up on Angelina Jolie in her interview.<br />There is a tilted frame shot in the interview conducted through the computer screen.<br />POV shot of somebody playing a Lara Croft video game.<br />Panning across people playing the video game. <br />Zoom in on magazine covers.<br />
  5. 5. Mise-En-Scene<br />Green screen was used, chromokey, visuals of the game being played was placed behind interviewees. <br />Front projection is used when the game is projected onto peoples faces.<br />Everywhere shown in this documentary has something to do with computers, to anchor the theme of the documentary.<br />
  6. 6. Sound<br />Voiceover at the start, which is the voice of the target audience, an English male with no accent. <br />There is music used throughout the whole documentary (this is music used from the game and also dance music)<br />In the documentary there is a section where Lara Croft is related to Madonna, a Madonna song is used there to anchor that point.<br />SFX’s are also used from the video games.<br />
  7. 7. Editing<br />Mostly the editing just consisted of simple cuts to make sure that the information in the documentary is not detracted from by fancy editing techniques. <br />The creator (Toby Gard) of Lara Croft was edited in a computer screen and in tilted frame to make him seem different to everyone else.<br />Green screen was also used. <br />Fast motion is used when the scene shows someone going into the cyber cafe. <br />They used a comparison with film footage vs. game footage .<br />
  8. 8. Archive Material<br /><ul><li> Game footage
  9. 9. Film footage
  10. 10. Angelina Jolie interview
  11. 11. Websites and magazines
  12. 12. Adverts</li></li></ul><li>Graphics<br />The Nike symbol is used in the documentary.<br />The name of the person being interviewed is shown in bigger typeface than the relevance to the documentary, for example job titles e.g. Creator, Analyst.<br />
  13. 13. Barbie Scene<br />They may have shot this scene themselves because this does not look like the type of thing that the producers of Barbie would shoot for an advert. There is a close up of a Barbie doll taking off her shirt and this could show a negative portrayal of women throughout the toy.<br />