1. Voice Over • In our documentary we used a voice over to explain what’s happening in the documentary we’re presenting. • We also use the voice over to talk about the the life of a skater and what they do on a day to day basis. • The voice over is meant to grab the attention of viewers to entertain and to entertain them throughout.
- 2. ‘Real’ Footage Of Event • Using real footage in a documentary is Key as you don’t want your audience to think what you’ve made is fake. • In our documentary all of our footage is real and only some parts of it would be archive. Which was filmed ages ago which we used and put into our documentary. • You can tell our footage is real because we interviewed everyone one-to-one. In our documentary we edited out our voices and we put in our questions in text box’s which everyone can clearly see.
- 3. Technicality Of Realism • The lighting we used is all natural light. As we interviewed more or less everyone outside and only filmed one person inside. • Some of the sounds that you can here in our documentary is real because when interviewing certain people their was music being played in the back ground. • We also edited quite a few songs into our documentary to add to the moment for example at a sad point we played a slow song.
- 4. Archive Footage/Stills • As mentioned before we had to take some footage from old skating videos because they had some footage in which we couldn’t get ourselves. So we had to ask them if we could use some of their footage which they’d filmed during the years. • This is called Archive Footage. We could obtain this footage on our own so we had to take a few clips off an old friend to add into our documentary.
- 5. Interviews With ‘Experts’ • We interviewed experts within the sport such as: • the UK champion • Managers • manufacture owners• We asked them all different questions with them afterwards trying to find out more information. Some of them we didn’t agree with so we had a little bit of a debate over it. So when we finished we went back home and looked up if this information to see if it was true or not.
- 6. Use of Text/Titles • We used Text tiles in our documentary to put the questions onto the screen. • We also used them to show who we were interviewing throughout. • We used them at the beginning and the end of the documentary to show the title and who did the editing and thanking those that helped film this documentary.
- 7. Sound • We did add music into our documentary so that the viewers wouldn’t get bored when they’re watching the archive footage skating being done during the documentary. This music was played at the beginning and the end of the documentary. • This added and effect because it added a bit of life to the documentary instead of keeping it boring and plain.
- 8. Set-Ups • For the set up for our documentary we filmed in quite a few locations Which was quite hard as we had to keep traveling to get footage (the furthest place being Eastbourne) • the most common place though was a room in my house as it had the best environment for interviewing.
- 9. Visual Coding • This visual coding in our documentary would be the skaters wearing their tracksuits with their company on it. • The owners of the brand wearing branded clothing and suits to show importance towards the brand.