Documentary Modes Of Address

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Documentary Film Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know documentary? Bill Nichols (2001) In an Introduction to Documentary notes 6 distinct styles of documentary. Although, modern reality programming often sees mixed styles these modes are still present in reality programming. Match the correct style to the description, use your class notes and your booklet to answer the questions. Print off your results for your file.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Voice of God.  Uses a Narrator,  most associated with Traditional Documentaries and Televsion News Progrmaming.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

  • 2. 
    Fly on the wall.  the camera and film crew seem not to be disturbing the scene or even noticed by the participants in the documentary.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

  • 3. 
    An inner truth that moves away from the objective reality.  visual, tonal or rhythmic qualities may be emphasised.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

  • 4. 
    Filmmaker as instigator, events often created by the filmmakers for the sake of the film.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

  • 5. 
    The filmcrew takes part in the action.    There is often a direct engagement between filmmaker and subject and the filmmaker becomes part of the events being recorded.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

  • 6. 
    Acknowledges the constructed nature of documentary and has an awareness of process.  It conveys to an audience that they are presenting a truth but not necessarily the truth.  The audience is made aware of the editing, sound recording how a documentary is produced is often exposed to the audience.
    • A. 

      Expository

    • B. 

      Observational

    • C. 

      Poetic

    • D. 

      Performative

    • E. 

      Participatory

    • F. 

      Reflexive

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