Documentary Film Analysis

The portrayals that are used throughout this film as well as the different elements which were used all created defining points about poetics and aesthetics that link together both the documentary and art film.The concept of documentary film is now portrayed in six different categories, specifically because of the filming style and different elements that are used for the final displays. This includes expository, observational, poetic, participatory, reflexive and performative. The division of documentaries is divided specifically by the elements in the film, including the narration, decision to include specific types of materials and the techniques that are used with the various films. It is also noted that each of these definitions overlap, specifically which is defined by the pieces of film that the director decides to use. For instance, some clips may include observational scenes, which shows the setting and basic elements surrounding the area. This is followed by a performative approach, which may be used with interviews and individuals that are expected to relay specific pieces of information, such as through the voice of the narrator. Interactions that retell different parts of stories that aren’t filmed but only available through oral storytelling may also be considered (Plantinga, 105).The poetic documentary is one which is defined by the different techniques that are the main focus of portraying information. This is given by using aesthetics as the main component, including the film shots, settings and the portrayal of different characters. The use of these techniques is followed by the audio that is used. There are different types of music that will be used during different shots of the film, specifically to create a deeper understanding and meaning of a given setting and to create a higher response by emotions from the film. The narration is used to

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