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Genre analysis

  1. 1. Genre Analysis
  2. 2. Meaning and Purpose of a Documentary • A documentary present factual information real life event or a important topic. This can be done by a actually footage or reconstruction of a situation. In a documentary a voice over may be used as the narrator. This helps anchor the meaning of the documentary. Interviews may also be used to express opinions on a certain event
  3. 3. History of Documentaries • The term documentary was thought of by John Grierson in 1926 he defended the term as creative treatment actuality
  4. 4. Features of a Documentary • There are five main elements of a Documentary these are: • Observation • Interviews • Mise-en-scene • Exposition • Dramatization
  5. 5. Observation • The producers pretend that the camera is unseen or ignored by the people taking part in the event. The audience act like an eye witness watching the event which take place. However this could show the people in the documentary to be seen as fake
  6. 6. Interviews • The most important aspect of a documentary is the interviews, as they give opinion and views of the people in the documentary, documentaries rely on the interviews
  7. 7. Mise-en-scene • Documentary makers carefully constructed shots. The mise-en-scene shows the costume. Setting and props used
  8. 8. Exposition • The exposition of the documentary shows what the message which the documentary is telling. It is also known as the line of the argument
  9. 9. Dramatization • Most documentaries use a sense of drama through the observant on element. E.g. reconstruction. The reconstruction shows the drama of the event that happened
  10. 10. Dramatization • Most documentaries use a sense of drama through the observant on element. E.g. reconstruction. The reconstruction shows the drama of the event that happened

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