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What is documentary film?
A specific genre of film that attempts to document a person, issue or event in a non-fiction presentation.
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In Cinematography why is movement used? List some examples
Movement is used to shape a meaning (e.g. crane shot, tracking shot, panning, lens movement in and out)
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In Cinematography what are the two types of focus?
Deep focus (the foreground, middle ground and background all remain in focus) + Shallow focus (one plane of the frame remains in focus)
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What are the 4 angle types in Cinematography?
Bird's eye + high angle + eye level angle + low angle
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What is framing?
The process of creating a composition in a shot
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What is a cutaway?
A cutaway is a shot that's usually of something other than the current action. It is used to "buffer" between shots (to help the editing process) or to add information.
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What are the two music types?
Diegetic (actual sound) + non-diegetic (commentary sound)
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What is the purpose of an interview?
Gives a sense of realism through talking heads, participant/witness, expert, vox pop (with member of public or ambush (catching someone off-guard)
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What are the 3 types of footage used in documentaries?
Actuality (raw footage of real life events) + Archival footage (shows historical events) + Reconstruction (re-enactment providing factual information)
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What is a montage and what is it used for?
It is a collection of different shots/clips used to convey a different idea to the viewer.
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Name storytelling techniques?
Narration + Host + Recreations + Talking heads + Observational + Personal point of view
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What are 3 techniques Moore uses to manipulate the audience?
Montages + Editing + Talking heads
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What technique does Moore use to establish a person's character to be either negative or positive?
Editing
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Name a quote showing juxtaposition?
"Great place to raise kids"
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What is verisimilitude and what is the purpose of Moore using it?
It is the use of archival footage being dramatised with fictional characters and events. It's purpose is to make the documentary interesting and engaging while following the flow of a narrative.
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What is an example of irony in Moore's documentary?
His choice of the song "What a wonderful world"
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What are some techniques used regarding the scene showing the shooting in Columbine High School?
CCTV Footage (raw footage) + Diegetic and non-diegetic music + cutaways to photos of family and friends of students effected + slow motion editing
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What are some techniques used for creating a constructed reality?
Selective editing + Sequencing + Montage + Music + Sound effects + Re-enactments + Interviews + Voiceover + Verisimilitude + Juxtaposition + Satire + Animation + Emotive language
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What are some forces at fault for Columbine?
Education System + Lack of gun control laws + Historical acceptance of gun culture + Media creating and constructing culture of fear + Violent gang culture + Stereotypes + Poverty
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