• Coursework
    MS2 Report My objective in this task was to produce and edit a short educational documentary which enquires the effect of violent video games on young children. This documentary aims to help viewers understand the possible effects to children from violent video games or if they even affect their children...
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  • The Cove
    an article called “Town upset over 'The Cove'”. Drawing upon the scenes from the film, some lines from the article Bill Nichol’s “Introduction to Documentary” this paper will begin by telling the audience why the film was made very well and why it deserved an Oscar. It will then enlist specific scenes...
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  • Documentary
    Documentary texts are supposedly those which aim to document reality, attempting veracity in their depiction of people, places and events. However, the process of mediation means that this is something of a oxymoron, it being impossible to re-present reality without constructing a narrative that may...
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  • Tragically Real
    Moore's Bowing For Columbine (2002) can be considered a "docu-drama" as opposed to a documentary because it is under the genre of 'drama' and because the director incorporates standard techniques such as actors and camera angles, as many other films use. Michael Moore finds the people that are so stereotypical...
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  • Documentary Appreciation
    the 1967 documentary about Dylan's 1965 concert tour of England is well known as an exemplary case of the observational mode of documentary, sometimes referred to as cinema verité or direct cinema. Roger Ebert, the famous Chicago Sun-Times editorial reviewer once commented on this documentary "A time...
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  • Aokp
    Raquel Damti March 18, 2012 Video Production Professor Cheatum AOKP Documentary From the beginning of time, humans have had a need to communicate with one another. Despite the changing forms of communication due to technological development, this desire to connect remains strong if not more pertinent...
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  • Symbio
    methods and pure tangibility of the medium that is used. This essay deals with the work of William Greaves, one of the pioneers of African-american documentary filmmaking. The moving image has long been considered to be “a series of visual shocks” impressed upon the spectator.1 This essay will identify...
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  • Efficiency of the Video Camera
    The efficiency of the video camera. We usually use the video camera in order to save the important moment. Before using the video camera, the written record had been used as a documentary tool. You couldn’t completely observe the important social event and only predicted through the sentences. Video...
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  • Climax
    Photograph Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski in “born into the brothels” have created a masterpiece of a montage style documentary by chronicling the life of eight small children and the changes a simple camera brought to their life. The director and the documentarian decide to convey the pleasures of living a happy...
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  • A Critique on the World Trade Organization
    A Critique On the World Trade Organization Out of the many documentaries I watched The Yes Men (Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith, 2003) always stood out for me as being one of my favorites. It’s highly entertaining as well as informative about culture jamming exploits of two men pulling pranks...
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  • Documentary and Bill Nicholls
    Documentary Film Prompts 1) The means and criteria of an ethical documentary film can be somewhat complicated and blurred because of the simple fact that it deals with the issue of ethics. Ethics concerns itself with how moral values are determined and how a moral outcome can be achieved. Why ethics...
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  • Etre Et Avoir - a Documentary
    primary school in the Auvergne, a predominantly rural part of France. It is a documentary film, primarily operating through a fly-on-the-wall mode, that is to say without any discernable interference from the film maker. The camera appears quite simply to sit alongside the children and observe them as they...
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  • film A+A study guide
     analyzing  a  film  for  what  it  means  rather  than  what  it  shows   Angles  –  where  the  camera  is  in  relation  to  the  subject.    45  degrees,  30  degrees,  90   degrees……   Archival  Film...
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  • Japanese Cinema(S): Film Form and the Problems of Modernity
    The rise of documentary filmmaking in the wartime period made popular in Japan what would be one of the most influential styles of filmmaking. Documentary film is based on the attempt to document reality, and inherent in that application is unclear boundaries and constant evolution. The attraction...
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  • Blair Witch: Mock Documentary or Horror Film?
    Michelle Rossman “The Blair Witch: A Mock Documentary or A Horror Film?” The film The Blair Witch Project is a story about three film students who mysteriously vanish in 1994 while hiking in the Black Hills in Burkitsville, Maryland, trying to film a documentary about the Blair Witch, a local legend...
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  • Documentary Aspects on Kieslowski Fiction
    studieordningen) Studieelement/Modul (Study Element/Module) 47790313-01/ Module 3 (f.eks. 47790316 Modul 4: Skriftlig formidling) Emne (Subject) : Between Documentary and Fiction (f.eks. Japansk Film) Er opgaven fortrolig (sæt kryds) JA___ (Is the essay confidential?) (mark) Studieordning (sæt kryds): (Curriculum)...
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  • Documentary Film
    80S Midterm 17 May 2012 Prof. Kahana Midterm Essay Documentary trust, seen as authenticity and authority, is a very important factor that comes into play when making a documentary film. These are not the only important things in documentary film, but they are crucial to making the point that filmmakers...
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  • Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore Documentary
    Is it the bowling? It must be the Video games? Michael Moore’s award winning documentary; ‘Bowling for Columbine’ explores the reason for the violence in America and the reason for the Columbine High school mascara. In April 1999 two students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting rampage...
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  • Do Uk Reality Tv Documentaries Have Any Anthropological Credentials?
    Do UK  Reality TV Documentaries have any Anthropological Credentials? Introduction Nanook of the North (1922) by  Robert J Flaherty portrays the life of an Inuit family living in the Canadian Arctic and is widely regarded as the first of the then new genre, documentary cinema. At the time the pi...
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  • Touching the Void
    element of sound is very prominent throughout the documentary. Sound immediately puts the viewer into a mountain environment. The beginning of the film starts with heavy sounds of breathing, strong wind, and chiseling while viewing a black screen. The documentary includes little dialogue other than narration...
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