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conventions of a documentry

  1. 1. Voice-over spoken while the camera is filming, or added to the soundtrack during the production. Through this the filmmaker can speak directly to the viewer, offering information, explanations and opinions.Interviews-The interview is a common documentary technique.-allows people being filmed to speak directly about events, prompted by the questions asked by the filmmaker. Interviews -maker’s views are mutually shared by another person.
  2. 2. Archival Footage A material obtained from a film library or archive and inserted into a documentary to show historical events or to add detail without the need for additional filming. NO USING ADDITIONAL PREVIOUS FILMING CLIPSReconstructions-often used in documentaries.-Certain scenes of the event has been acted out on film based on information ofthe event.-generally provide factual information, as if the event really happened in front ofthem live.
  3. 3. Documentary One:World War Two
  4. 4. I watched a Documentary about World war 2, I found an example of Archival Footage and Reconstruction… These are clips that were filmed longThe actors are wearing specific types beforeof clothing Similar to the character they The documentary was created and hasare trying to act like. been Used at certain parts of theProps, style of hair etc are all essential documentary may help back up the topicFor. A part of the reconstruction to give the of the documentaryAudience a sense of realism
  5. 5. Documentary Two:Nanook of theNorth
  6. 6. I have chosen to look into a documentary made in 1920s, my aim is to try and Find out how documentaries have changed over time and what convention meets This documentary As technology with cameras has developed over time I want to Know how the Documentary was put together to try and interact with the audience.-By Robert J Flaherty-The film was shot from August 1920 to august 1921-filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook andhis family, Inuit Eskimos living in the Canadian Arctic.
  7. 7. The Nanook of the North and its conventions Instead of voice-overs writing on the screen was used to get his Message across to the audience.There was no presenter so text and clipsOf nanook and his family were used toIntroduce the subject of the documentary and what it would be aboutWhile the clip is playing a text is then put up on screen to explain whatIs being written
  8. 8. Documentary three:Jack the Ripper
  9. 9. Jack the Ripper-The Definitive Story Channel 5Use conventions-reconstruction Here mise-en scene is carefully planned out to let the audience really have a clear image of what happened and how it looked like. Interviews are used in this documentary Subtitles are clear to read to let the audience know who the interviewee is. The experts link to what the subject of the documentary is about and so does the design