Friday, 19 June 2015

issues of a documentary

Accuracy: The definiton of accuracy in a documentary is if a piece of information is correct or precise. accuracy is important in a documentary because a documentary provides facts, if these facts are false then this will mislead the target audience. The documentary last days in vietnam has to be 100% accurate as it gives real life stories from the soldiers last days in vietnam. so the director had to make sure that all the stories were the truth and not altered in anyway as this will be an inaccurate view on the soldiers stories.

balance within a documentary is used to show two opposing sides in an argument or debate. The documentary must show and explain the 2 sides of the argument equally and not be biased towards one side or the other. the reason for this is so that the audience gets and understanding of both parties point of view. in the documentary god grew tired of us, the debate between allowing the lost boys of sudan into america or not is a good example of balance as it equally shows why the boys should or should not be allowed into the country. 

Impartiality -  Is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons.
objectivity - The objectivity of my documentary is finding out how three people react to a situation they may not be comfortable with. We followed three students around so that we could see what their reaction would be, and how they would work with the cameras as well as showing their day to day life.
Subjectivity - Subjectivity refers to how someone's judgment is shaped by personal opinions and feelings instead of outside influences. Subjectivity is partially responsible for why one person loves an abstract painting while another person hates it.

Opinion - In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. Opinion can be a huge changing point within a documentarys, due to if the film maker has a different opinion to who he is filming or interviewing, or even on the subject area then it can change the way the film maker asks questions or even how the how film is edited, The producers may want viwers to see their side of the story what they feel should be shown and not the whole picture.

Bias - Bias is an inclination of temperament or outlook to present or hold a partial perspective, often accompanied by a refusal to consider the possible merits of alternative points of view. People may be biased toward or against an individual, a race, a religion, a social class, a political party, or a species. Biased means one-sided, lacking a neutral viewpoint, not having an open mind. Bias can come in many forms and is often considered to be synonymous with prejudice or bigotry. Being bias can impact the the way in which the veiwer could see the main focus point. Film makers have to be careful to who they decide to interveiw. If they decided to interveiw to many people that are bias one way then it will change the whole opinion to the documentary.

Representation - We were trying to show what it was life in the life of a sixth former, how things have changed since the lower school and what they do now their in the sixth form. They represented different types of sixth formers and thats what we were looking for and they really represented that.

Privacy - Is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share common themes. When something is private to a person, it usually means that something is inherently special or sensitive to them. Documentarys are the best way to exploite infomation, they tell people the facts on past and present showing the world what people may not see with the naked eye. however Telling the deep inner facts can be very private. people explore things that can be private to someone or soemthing, possibly upsetting

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