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  1. 1. Observational Documentaries
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Observational documentaries tend to simply observe, allowing viewers to reach whatever conclusions they like. </li></ul><ul><li>In observational documentaries the camera follows the person as the events unfold, you watch it as it happens showing the audience exactly what is happening.    </li></ul><ul><li>Light equipment is used, like hand held cameras which makes it easier to follow the person and action. </li></ul><ul><li>-Hand held cameras are used for location shots -No interviews included -No voiceover -Synchronous sound incorporated -Usually this mode of documentary is used for war documentaries- following the person and seeing the events unfold -Long takes used. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of observational documentaries: <ul><li>-Big Brother </li></ul><ul><li>-Peter Andre: The Next Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>-Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>-What Katie did Next </li></ul><ul><li>-The Only Way is Essex </li></ul><ul><li>-Made In Chelsea </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peter Andre: The Next Chapter <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVGsxfxjsoY </li></ul><ul><li>This is a clip from ‘Peter Andre: The Next Chapter’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>‘ Peter Andre: The next chapter’ involves the camera following the celebrity Peter Andre as he goes about his everyday life. </li></ul><ul><li>This programme allows the audience to reach whatever conclusion they like about the celebrity, by following him as he carries on his normal life, also it’s not biased. </li></ul><ul><li>There isn’t any interviews incorporated in this programme either, making it informal. </li></ul><ul><li>Some camera angles in this clip includes: </li></ul><ul><li>-Low angle shot </li></ul><ul><li>- And an establishing shot </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the shots are shaky in this clip because hand held equipment is used so it is lighter and easier to follow the celebrity. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter <ul><li>Similar to ‘Peter Andre: The Next Chapter’, ‘Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter’ also involves the camera following Kerry Katona as she carries on her normal life. </li></ul><ul><li>The audience is allowed to create their own opinion on this celebrity and her life, by simply showing how she lives her life and being unbiased. </li></ul><ul><li>In this programme the shots are </li></ul><ul><li>quite long, as the camera has </li></ul><ul><li>just been left to run to capture the action. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Katie Did Next <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJcNncZr_xE&feature=fvwrel </li></ul><ul><li>This is a clip from ‘Katie Price: What Happened Next’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>‘ What Katie Did Next’ shows an insight in to Katie Price’s famous lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera follows her around, which means light equipment is used, which includes a hand held camera, which makes the shots not as steady. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews are not used in this programme, making it an observational documentary. </li></ul><ul><li>In this show there is a voiceover used when the narrator speaks over the clip. Also asynchronous sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of different camera angles are used in this clip including: </li></ul><ul><li>-Close up </li></ul><ul><li>-Establishing shot </li></ul><ul><li>-and a two shot </li></ul>