Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Typical Conventions of a Documentary.

The typical conventions of a documentary:

§      Voiceover: The voiceover in a documentary acts as a commentary by the film maker; this will be heard over the top of the actual filming. This allows the film maker to be able to speak directly to the viewer, using it as a way to convey information.

§      Interviews: This is a common technique and is used to add a sense of realism to the documentary.

§      Montage: A montage will usually be used as a visual representation of the characters thoughts, and is used to help the viewer better understand what the character is saying.

§      Archive material: There is a use of archive material with things such as - stills, news, footage, newspaper headlines etc. being used.

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