Friday, 24 September 2010

Summery of Codes and Conventions of Documentaries

Voice overs(Voice-of-God)
Narrative structure
Archive Material
Diegetic and non-diegetic material
Style of documentary matches the genre of/subject of documentary
Images relating to.illustrating voice-over
Interviewee looks off camera with a space next to them (same side as they look into -'looking space')
Documentary type suits the tv channel and audience
Talking head interviews
Music(non-diegetic sound) matches ganre and/or audience
Mise-en-scene signifies what the subject is/documentary
Handheld camera work, to make the audience feel involved
Cutaways, to keep the audience interested(not just interviews)
Factual and informative

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