Starter: Peer Assessment of BLOG: Documentary Research and Planning
Assess your Peer and assign them a grade. What are they doing well? What could be improved? What grade are they working at right now?
- History of documentary (paragraph on this)
- Main types of documentary: List and paragraph on each of Bill Nichols modes. Relate these to your own doc.
- Documentary Textual Analyses X 3 completed in class on modes
- Documentary Textual Analyses x 3 ( your choice; research into docs you have been interested in or inspired by.) Completed by you independently.
- Textual Analyses x 4 of 2 ancillary products.
- Analyses of institutional factors regarding documentary funding, production and exhibition: TV and cinema.
Documentary Audience research:
- BARB TV viewing figures on popular TV modes with examples.
- Audience research: your own, including target audience questionnaires, evidence from focus group, including regular feedback from focus group on your progress and what changes you made after feedback of documentary ‘rough cut’ draft.
- Audience Theory. Evidence of knowledge of Audience Theory
Issues in documentary
- Secondary research from documentary website on issues doc filmmakers face: approaches, media language and choices made.
- Issues and debates in documentary: copyright, ethics (we cover this – but you will write it up)
- Documentary organisation and planning – timing, logistics, release forms, health and safety.
- Creative ideas and inspiration: – development ideas, creative inspiration such as news issues, local issues, research into possible subjects, discussions with friends, teachers, parents etc.
- Storyboarding, scripting and treatment.
A2 Media Studies Documentary Blog Layout. Least number of entries expected 35. Go for 55 entries!
There are templates available for much of the group work on the documentary helpsheets provided (Dropbox) so use them to help and as a guide. However it is important you personalise these templates, perhaps adding your own or adding different or more information