Task 2a documentary conventions

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Task 2a documentary conventions

  1. 1. What is a Documentary? By Danielle Harding
  2. 2. What is documentary? <ul><li>A documentary film is a movie that attempts, in some way, to document reality. Even though the scenes are carefully chosen and arranged, they are not </li></ul>
  3. 3. supersize-vs-superskinny <ul><li>Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and </li></ul><ul><li>Last on Channel 4
time 8pm </li></ul>Target market:
  4. 4. Big fat gypsy wedding <ul><li>Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is a British documentary series produced by Firecracker Films for Channel 4, looking at the world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today. First broadcast in February 2010 as a one-off called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, and part of the Cutting Edge series, a second series of 5 episodes was commissioned and began in January 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travelers' in Britain today </li></ul><ul><li>Last aired on Channel 4
Thu 28 Apr, 9pm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Real people <ul><li>The real people in this documentary are travelers, there way of life is very different to how regular people live. A travelers wedding is very over exaggerated. The reason for channel 4 basing a documentary on travelers is because a travelers wedding is very different to normal peoples weddings. A traveler girl wants to have the biggest dress and most of them will go to the same designer who is an expert at designing and making traveler girls dresses. The dress is normally very big and colorful. § </li></ul>
  6. 6. Voice over <ul><li>This print screen shows a real wedding taking place, the people that are getting married are not actors this is showing real life. There is also a voice over throughout the documentary that tells you various facts about travellers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Real locations In this documentary it is located in the U.K in a normal street there is no set ups throughout the documentary, this is because it is a real life documentary which follows the lifes of real people
  8. 8. Expert interview Here is a screen shot of a interview from a expert she is the dress maker who is famous for making the extravagant traveler girls dresses
  9. 9. Sound When the bride is walking down the aisle there is a mixture of the diegetic sounds and non-digetic sounds in this scene. The digetic sound is mostly people talking in the church and the sound of people moving around. The non-digetic sound is of a wedding fanfair as the bride walks down the aisle mixes with the digetic sounds
  10. 10. Titles Like a typical documentary there is text written across the screen to show people who this women is and why she is being interviewed

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