The Type Of Documentary
This is a mixed documentary because it contains a
variety of different content including: a voice over
(narrator), interviews and archived/actual footage.
The themes of the documentary include:
The music business
Meat Loaf and his image creation
Marketing within the music industry
The power of the media
'The Music Biz' has a single stranded narrative structure
as the documentary only has one story line of which is
It has a closed narrative structure as the audience are
likely to have no unanswered questions.
It has a non-linear storyline as the order of the narration
isn't told in complete order.
Still images are used along with zooms and pans, this is
done to emphasise images.
A low angle is used when filming Meat Loafs music video,
this represents him as being a powerful influence.
Close up's of Meat Loafs appearance are used to
highlight his dramatic image. Close up's of marketing
plans are also used to give a insight towards what they're
A hand held camera is
used to make the audience
feel like they are there
observing the actual events.
The conventional filming
of interviews shows the
interviewees to be either on
the left-hand side or the
right-hand side, which was
alternated in a medium
Chromakey is used frequently
throughout the documentary for
interviews. All the backgrounds
are kept relevant to the topic that
is being addressed.
The dramatic clothing of Meat
Loaf shows connotations of rock
and show a contrast to the actual
The busy shots highlight the
stressful lifestyle of a celebrity.
At the beginning it shows the diegetic sound of fans
screaming highlights the fame and popularity.
The voice over throughout of a standard English male
holds the narrative together, keeping the given opinions
The background track was relevant to what they were
talking about and tense music builds up tension towards
the music chart results.
The cuts between the backstage and the on-stage
footage shows the quick pace of the industry.
Slow motion of Meat Loaf performing highlights the fact
he went from a star bankrupt.
A fade between two men talking represents the long
lasting opinions and effect of Meat Loaf and his image
Montage editing of different promotional images shows
the vast popularity and acknowledgement of Meat Loaf.
Conventional editing is used during the interviews as the
audience don't hear the interviewers questions only the
Actual footage of backstage
at the Brit Awards 1994.
The making of Meat Loaf's
Interviews with Village
Newspaper and Magazine
The white standard font,
possibly used to stand out,
told the audience who was
speaking and their relation
to the topic/events, dates
The red graphic for the
background on the title font
makes the font and text
stand out making it more
obvious of the contents of