UMass Amherst COMM 231 - Documentary and filmmaking (2 pages)

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A starter look at documentaries and what they do


Lecture number:
18
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Course:
Comm 231 - Film and Television Production Concepts
Edition:
1

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COMM 231 1st Edition Lecture 18 Outline of Last Lecture A viewing of Project Greenlight Outline of Current Lecture Documentary definition Examples Current Lecture What is a documentary A documentary is a work such as a film or television program presenting political social or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration Some examples are Blackfish Tiny and March of the Penguins There is a suspicion of documentaries that questions how much of it is real People have the perception that a documentary is someone being followed around with a camera Types Early Investigative Popular Factual Entertainment Reality TV Docusoaps Daytime talk show Docushow DIY travel history Example of House Hunters International This is a trick they have already actually bought the house Documentary as a tool addresses ignored topics things that we don t normally hear about Mainstream film vs documentary what s real and what s not there are different expectations Other documentary examples Hot Coffee 2011 Mardi Gras 2005 Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes 2011 Consuming Kids 2008 Documentaries have exposition and illustration voiceovers interviews reliance on experts look at ignored topics and things that aren t mainstream



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