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travel documentary

February 10, 2012

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Documentary presenting travel attractions, describing travels etc. in a non-advertising way. Related: travelogue Advertisements

newsreel

February 10, 2012

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Short documentary form popular in the first half of the 20th century. Released as part of cinematic shows was a source of news and entertainment until TV took its place. Nowadays newsreel materials exist as important historical evidence and a huge source of valuable archival footage.

expository documentary

February 10, 2012

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A documentary based on verbal commentary and argumentation.

rights bible

February 10, 2012

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A binder containing all of the legal documentation confirming the producer’s rights to use all archival materials, interviews etc. included in a documentary film or program. May be required by the broadcaster together with the film (and sometimes documentation of all facts given in the film). Related: errors and omissions insurance

vox pop

February 10, 2012

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A man-on-the-street interview. Usually when a random person is asked to express his or her opinion on a question asked by the filmmakers. Very popular on TV as a form of tackling controversial issues, decisions, events etc.

head room

February 9, 2012

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The space between the top of a persons’s head and the top of the frame (often considered in interviews).

b-roll

February 9, 2012

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Footage or images shown underneath a voice over. Often used in interviews in order to make the film more interesting.