Reality TV VS. Documentary <br />By Mariam, Jude & Jose<br />Professor Mirrer<br />MED 3600<br />09/28/2011<br />
The History Behind Reality and Documentary TV<br />(Reality TV) Why?<br />Cheap<br />Ratings magnets <br />Game Shows -> D...
The History Behind Reality and Documentary TV (Cont.)<br />Origins:<br />Lumiére Brothers<br />Influential pieces of work<...
Citations<br />	"Documentary has a lengthy and various history of concern for the historical and social world, the imaging...
Defining Reality Television <br />The emphasis of reality TV is on intense emotionality, exaggeration and sensationalism. ...
Examples of Reality TV Shows:<br />Keeping Up with the Kardashians<br />Jersey Shore <br />Real Housewives of New Jersey<b...
Defining Documentary <br />Documentary is real, it provides statistics and covers issues that are helpful and beneficial.<...
Examples of Documentary TV Shows: <br />Cops <br />True Hollywood Story <br />Good Eats <br />I Love the 70’s, 80’s and 90...
Reality TV Show Clips:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5A738daA-I&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
Documentary TV Clips:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNBpe87yEqg<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkVBG4h1WUY&feat...
Conclusion<br />Class Activity<br />Instructions:<br />Pick a piece of paper<br />Identify the show as reality or         ...
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  1. 1. Reality TV VS. Documentary <br />By Mariam, Jude & Jose<br />Professor Mirrer<br />MED 3600<br />09/28/2011<br />
  2. 2. The History Behind Reality and Documentary TV<br />(Reality TV) Why?<br />Cheap<br />Ratings magnets <br />Game Shows -> Documentary TV -> Handheld Camera -> Voyeur (spying)<br />Made popular by:<br />Survivor<br />The Real World/Road Rules <br />Big Brother<br />
  3. 3. The History Behind Reality and Documentary TV (Cont.)<br />Origins:<br />Lumiére Brothers<br />Influential pieces of work<br />Nanook of the North<br />Triumph of the Will<br />Style = CinémaVérité<br />(Documentary TV) Why?<br />Information/Education<br />Niche market<br />Less profitable (however)<br />TODAY???<br />For the masses <br />
  4. 4. Citations<br /> "Documentary has a lengthy and various history of concern for the historical and social world, the imaging of which in terms of followable and significant action (even for the duration of a scene) continues to pose considerable problems of accessiblity and scopic coherence, despite new technology" (Corner.)<br />“The promise deployed by reality TV is that submission to comprehensive surveillance is not merely a character-building challenge and a “growth” experience, but a way to participate in a medium that has long relegated audience members to the role of passive spectators.” (Andrejevic, 2004)<br />
  5. 5. Defining Reality Television <br />The emphasis of reality TV is on intense emotionality, exaggeration and sensationalism. <br />It usually covers irrelevant issues, solely for ratings and entertainment.<br />
  6. 6. Examples of Reality TV Shows:<br />Keeping Up with the Kardashians<br />Jersey Shore <br />Real Housewives of New Jersey<br />The Hills <br />Laguna Beach <br />Toddlers & Tiaras <br />Miami Ink <br />The Real World <br />
  7. 7. Defining Documentary <br />Documentary is real, it provides statistics and covers issues that are helpful and beneficial.<br />A documentary looks into a culture of people; usually a single culture of common interests for educational purposes.<br />
  8. 8. Examples of Documentary TV Shows: <br />Cops <br />True Hollywood Story <br />Good Eats <br />I Love the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s<br />Top Gear <br />Planet Earth<br />Ghost Hunters <br />
  9. 9. Reality TV Show Clips:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5A738daA-I&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99ftZR5usU&feature=related<br />
  10. 10. Documentary TV Clips:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNBpe87yEqg<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkVBG4h1WUY&feature=related<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />Class Activity<br />Instructions:<br />Pick a piece of paper<br />Identify the show as reality or documentary tv based on what you learned in class.<br />Explain your answer. <br />

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