The format of the documentary is filmThis documentary is about a British documentarian(Nick Broomfield) who further investigates themurders of the rappers Biggie and Tupac.
• Use of a narrator/presenterIn the documentary, the director Nick Broomfield acts as the narrator and is only seen during Interviews.The use of a narrator also creates sound bridging as the voiceover continues over cutaway• Archival photographsThe director uses a range of photos to support the topics in his documentaryOld photos ofBiggie when hewas youngerPhotos of some ofthe police men whoworked on theBiggie and Tupacmurder case
• Archival footageThe director uses a range a archival footage from various past events to help support his documentaryOld videofootage of BiggieVideo of thecrowd atBiggie’sfuneralA video of theold president ofthe usacomplainingabout therelease ofTupac’s songsabout thegovernment andthe police forceVideo footageof Tupac in hisstudio
• InterviewsThe presenter of the documentary conducted various interviews with both experts and the public as well asclose friends and family so he could have different sides to story of Tupac and Biggie’s livesInterviews with thepublic.The presenterinterviewed members ofthe public who grew upwith either Biggie orTupacInterviews withexperts.The presenteralso interviewedsome of policemen who dealtwith the murdercase of Biggieand TupacThe presenter also had interviews with close friends and family so he could have an insightabout the lives of Biggie and TupacInterviewwith Tupac’sstep brotherInterview withTupac’s fatherInterview withBiggie’s mother
Forms=how a text is made/constructed for e.g. through camera work, shots, music• Use of handheld cameraThe director uses handheld cameras to givea sense of realism• Background music to create an appropriate moodThe score music in the documentary is often instrumentals from popular songs by Biggie and Tupac, theseinstrumentals are usually either upbeat to create a cheery mood or slow to create a saddening atmosphere• Wide camera shotsThe camera man often films while the car is driving the establish thedifferent settings