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Can you keep it real?. A study of documentaries. 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 …. 5 things you expect to find in a documentary 4 topics covered in documentaries you have seen 3 words to describe your thoughts about documentaries 2 reasons why your think documentaries exist

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Can you keep it real

Can you keep it real?

A study of documentaries


5 4 3 2 1

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 …

  • 5 things you expect to find in a documentary

  • 4 topics covered in documentaries you have seen

  • 3 words to describe your thoughts about documentaries

  • 2 reasons why your think documentaries exist

  • 1 simile for a documentary (A documentary is like …)

In your exercise book


Flying penguines https www youtube com watch v iyvbatd0zqw

Flying Penguineshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYVBaTD0zqw


Flying penguines http www youtube com watch v lzhdsojoqk8 feature related

Flying Penguineshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzhDsojoqk8&feature=related


Why is it so convincing

Why is it so convincing?

  • Watch the “Flying Penguines” ad again and see if you can pinpoint some of the things that make this seem like a genuine documentary:

    • Presenter:

      • Casting:

      • Voice:

      • Language:

      • Costume:

    • Subject matter

    • Footage

    • Sound and music

In your exercise book


The magestic plastic bag http www youtube com watch v glgh9h2epyw

The Magestic Plastic Baghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw


Digging into the script

Digging into the script

  • Add the adjectives to the cloze passage script.

  • View the documentary again to see how many of them you placed correctly.

  • Can you also find these other language features:

    • Personification

    • Imagery

    • Pathos

    • Euphemism

    • Parody

    • Irony

  • Can you find any other language features?


Essential questions

Glue the sheets into

your exercise book

Essential Questions

Leading towards the big concepts for this unit


Can you keep it real

Bias

  • Can a nonfiction text ever be unbiased?

  • Should documentaries and biographies aim to be unbiased?

  • How ‘real’ does a biography or documentary need to be?


Audience

Audience

  • Who reads or watches nonfiction texts?

  • Why might they read or watch nonfiction texts?


Purpose

Purpose

  • What’s the purpose of a biography?

  • What’s the purpose of an autobiography?

  • What’s the purpose of a feature article?

  • What’s the purpose of a documentary?

  • What’s the purpose of a mockumentary?


Techniques

Techniques

  • How ((ie techniques) do biographies and documentaries shape our attitudes?

  • What kinds of things get omitted from biographies and documentaries?

  • What kinds of things get included in order to make us believe that tests are ‘true’?

  • How can you tell if a biography or documentary is leaning towards a particular bias?


Almost a documentary

Almost a documentary…

  • How can you tell if you’re reading a docudrama?

  • How can you tell if you’re reading or watching historical fiction?

  • How can you tell if you’re watching a mockumentary?


A good documentary

A good documentary…

What makes a good documentary?

(HINT: purpose … audience…)


A recipe

A recipe

  • Create a recipe for a

    successful documentary.

    You should write:

    • Ingredients

    • Method

    • Serving suggestions!

  • Hints: you might like to include some of these things:

    • Audience

    • Purpose

    • Composer

    • A range of techniques

    • Subject matter of the documentary

In your exercise book


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