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Three Tracks of Non-Fiction Films. Consider. Image + Audio + Text = Possible Meaning. 1) Visual Track. What we SEE on screen Parts of the visual track 1) Main story being told 2) Can be interrupted by…. Cutaway Archival / found footage Stills. Visual Track.

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consider
Consider
  • Image + Audio + Text = Possible Meaning
1 visual track
1) Visual Track
  • What we SEE on screen
  • Parts of the visual track

1) Main story being told

2) Can be interrupted by….

      • Cutaway
      • Archival / found footage
      • Stills
visual track
Visual Track
  • Main footage created / filmed for movie
  • Often interview footage of a subject
  • Can be the filmmaker him or herself
archival footage
Archival Footage
  • Primary source photographs
  • Primary source film
  • Footage from ANOTHER movie
example
Example….
  • Interview with a guitar player…
  • Guitar player talking about his childhood in Chicago
  • Cutaway to pictures of Chicago (when he was growing up)
  • Back to player talking about his heroes
  • Cutaway to film of player’s heroes playing guitar
  • He says he’ll play
  • Close-up on his fingers as he plays.
2 audio track
2) Audio Track
  • What we hear!
  • Narration
    • On screen
    • Off screen
      • “Voice of God” narration
  • Soundtrack
    • Music in the background
3 text graphics track
3) Text / Graphics Track
  • Overlays of the visual track
  • Charts
  • Drawings
  • Graphics
  • Subtitles
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Text
  • Identify who is talking
  • Title of the person talking
  • Location of a scene
  • Who IS identified; who is NOT?
  • HOW are they identified (Big BIAS clue!)
be careful
Be Careful
  • Just because a person on screen has a t-shirt with a word on it
    • Not the text track
    • Part of the visual track
how might the following be identified with a positive bias
How might the following be identified with a POSITIVE bias?
  • George W. Bush
  • Michael Jackson
  • Lady Gaga
  • Barak Obama
how might the following be identified with a negative bias
How might the following be identified with a NEGATIVE bias?
  • George W. Bush
  • Michael Jackson
  • Lady Gaga
  • Barak Obama
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Consider
  • Image + Audio + Text = Possible Meaning
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