RTF 305 Week 10 Lecture Notes
RTF 305 Week 10 Lecture Notes RTF 305
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Date Created: 09/27/15
Intro to Documentary pt 1 0 1st thing prod for narrative lm is script 0 in docs events structure the lm 0 they don39t know at the start what the outcome will be 0 events can alter the path of the lm 0 narr lms are linear stories from pt A to pt B docs are argumentative might hops bt place and time struc by logical argument 0 narr lm is lim by lims of realism doc is lim by limits of truth 0 report to and try to be a telling of the truth 0 might be biased but cant change the truth continuity editing is base of narr lm 0 char exist in consistent space time etc docs are much more uid have rhetorical editing words of the narrator in uence what you see images are cut over the speaker o narr lm is struc by a shooting script you make a list and then shoot it docs are much more about an editing script capture as much footage as possible in case something happens create story during editing 0 most basic form of documentary is news story 0 components narration audio andor visual interviews QampAtalking head infographics mapschartsetc chyrons the text that appears over the lm Broll background images ll in the blanks of the person talking four key ways that docs make arguments expository mode classic mode addresses viewers directly narrator is clearly telling audience what is happening Commentary shapes form every time narrator says something we see an image that backs up what person is saying often tries to in uence viewer s opinion Purports to explain st observational mode no narrator everything seems to proceed as if camera isn t there The events are unfolding and you re just a witness Has greater spatial and temporal continuity so you can more easily observe these peoples lives The images are supposed to speak for themselves doc makes arguments using the images they present Major movement is cinema verite idea is not to manip the imageargument but to use cinema as a tool to witnessexperience things interactive mode seems to have observational characteristics but diff is that lmmaker intervenes in the story through voice or action Filmmaker is taking part in the story choosing sides Filmmaker is there as a witness not an authority they are documenting whats going on not just a total bystander that doesn39t take action but also not authority gure that gives orders Much more participation reciprocity lmmaker asks opinions of actors breaks arti cial wa re exive mode style the way things are presented draws your attn away from the story Deconstructs documentary codesassumptions There is a clear presence of the lmmaker either on or o screen direct awareness that there is a lmmaker there breaks the fourth wa pretty handily
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