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modeler

February 23, 2012

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Responsible for developing 3D objects in computer graphic software. Advertisements

MacGuffin

February 23, 2012

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An idea described by Alfred Hitchcock. It represents an artefact (person, item, piece of information) of crucial importance for the plot, however unknown to the audience. The audience doesn’t have to know the MacGuffin to enjoy and fully understand the film as the MacGuffin does not influence the main plot. It is mainly meant to […]

mixer

February 10, 2012

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A piece of sound equipment used for preliminary adjustments of tracts as they are being recorded OR Crew member who operates the mixer (piece of equipment)

multimedia documentary

February 3, 2012

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See: web documentary

mockumentary

February 3, 2012

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Genre in which fictitious events are presented in documentary style. The special feature of a mockumentary is complete lack of fact. The story and characters are all fictional, only the style suggests a documentary. Not to be confused with: docudrama dramadoc docufiction

documentary mode

February 3, 2012

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An idea developed by documentary theorist Bill Nichols (American) who aimed at distinguishing particular styles of various documentary films. He identified 6 documentary ‘modes’ in his schema: poetic, expository, observational, participatory, reflexive, and performative. You can read more on this at Wikipedia (Documentary Mode).

citizen media

February 3, 2012

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Forms of content produced by private citizens (not professional journalists). Popular forms of citizen media include: blogs, vlogs, podcasts, participatory video etc. and are distributed via the Internet, TV, radio, e-mail an other forms.