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Modes of documentary

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Modes of documentary

  1. 1. By Jamie Gibbins
  2. 2.  Voiceover, addresses the audience directly.  Voice of god- heard but not seen.  Voice of authority- seen and heard.  Editing for continuity.  Footage, internet, stills, archive material.  Attempts to persuade audience.
  3. 3.  Location shooting.  Long takes and clips dominate.  Synchronous sound recording.  Documentarian hidden.  Subjects act natural.
  4. 4.  Borrows techniques for fiction filmsubjective response.  Emphasises the expressive nature of film e.g. re-enactments.  Voiceover questioning theories and things said.  Implied meaning rather than facts.
  5. 5.  Documentary maker interacts with subject.  Often shaped into the narrative of an investigation.  Subject matter often concerns identity rather than factual topics.
  6. 6.  Documentarian interacts with subject.  Informal interviews dominate.  Archive material.  Location shooting.  Long takes.  Synchronous sounds.  Voiceover usually by documentarian.
  7. 7.  Gives subjective view.  Not in typical narrative structure.  Mood/tone created.  Use of music and sound effects to create mood.  Events under develop.  Unrelated shots edited together.  Perceived as Avant Garde.

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