Tips for documentaries

– Rule of thirds:
1) Natural sounds
2) B-rolls
3) Interview soundbite

A-rolls: main interviews – B-rolls used instead of cuts. Bridge sound.
Relevant shots to mast some edits.


What level am I?

Today I begun my new AV analysis and begun to research the codes and conventions of factual programming.
Currently I think I’m working at a merit.

Types of Documentaries

– Expository
Expository documentaries are documentaries that expose a person or a topic.

– Observational
Documentary maker follows the person around to observe the events that happen in their life
Equipment can be informal, such as the use of hand-held cameras

– Performative
Filmmaker as participant