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Documentaries take the form of an analytical argumentation combined with some educational animation and formal elements. The formal choices in documentaries make them more representative of the importance the content they show. Documentaries lack the natural representation as they are characterized by manipulation of content so as to shape the meaning around what the audience want to know.
Documentaries share the narrative convention. They are based on stories with an introduction, body and end. They invest in taking their viewers into an emotional journey by sharing the perspectives of the documentary characters with that of the audience. They also share techniques employed in filmmaking such as editors, musicians, digital designers, cinematographers and sound technicians.
Documentaries are governed by the economic context of business realities. Producers strive to make documentaries more appealing to the viewers in order to ensure that the documentary gains audience. This is because the appeal of the documentary is associated with the brand identity of the product in the documentary. Furthermore, sponsors such as the government affect the reality present in the documentaries by encouraging some aspects of the content while discouraging
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In the 1930’s, it viewed the camera as an essayist. Using a series of pictures, post war dramatic scenes were published. The pictures with captions were quite effective in letting its readers experience the information presented. In addition, documentary photography became very popular in depicting grotesque and vivid images of the Great Depression.
While there is a degree of proof that indicates our definition of beauty is inborn as a result of the symmetrical arrangement of facial features, the genetic development of a proportional body or the individual attractiveness of hair or eye color, there is far more evidence that our definitions of beauty are formed by our society.
Documentary Summaries The Homosexuals (1967) The Homosexuals is a CBS Reports’ documentary episode released in 1967. Spanning one hour, it features various topics as regards homosexuality and homosexuals, including interviews that feature legal experts, psychiatrists, gay men, cultural critics, and footage of a police sting operation on homosexuals in a gay bar.
In the Paper called Investigating the UK Television History Boom, 1980 - 2004, the author says that, "docu-soap was on the decline, due to an association with fakery and dumbing-down. With it came documentary on history, condemned to a pattern of reducing budgets and obscure slots.
Others engage highly stylistic forms of subjectivity intent on unapologetically pressing forward an agenda.
The National Socialist Party Congress of 1934 was filmed for a documentary by the infamous Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. This stunning example of political manipulation through the art of the cinema reveals in excruciatingly yet undeniably artistic fashion how the great Nazi rallies were prepared by utilizing a geometric formation that successfully and subtly succeeded in transforming what was in reality a rather nebulous mass of humanity into what appeared to be single-minded entity.
As films are seen effective based on their impact, this explains how visual images transmitted to spectators’ consciousness remain in their imagination deep down in their sub-consciousness, unconsciously affecting them (Ratnam 2009: 64).
The film captures the lives of half a dozen homeless Americans taking shelter in the abandoned sections of a railway tunnel. Adding irony to the situation is the fact that this underground dungeon is within the vicinity of Manhattan,
However, with time, the use of television and other forms of motion picture to educate people was enhanced and promoted throughout communities around the world.
One of the earliest views of documentaries was the concept of