As myself and Joe have now finalised our idea of doing a documentary, there are a fair few conventions that I would like to involve in the final. Although these are very brief, here are a few conventions I would like to include:
- Shallow depth of field- this is typical to use within documentaries as the person becomes most important rather than the location and background of specific shots. I would like to use SDOF throughout as it allows the audience to focus on the interviewee rather than the location and what is happening within the surroundings
Here is a screenshot example that I have taken from a documentary I have found on YouTube.
- Unsaturated/ low key lighting- this is typical to use within documentaries again as the lighting is reflected on the face which allows the audience to focus on the person
and identify their emotions and expressions when answering a certain question. I like the way you are able to see the persons features which I think is very important when trying to capture an audience.
Here is another screenshot example.
Low angle shots- this again is very typical to use within documentaries but is also used a lot within film to make an antagonistt or protagonist appear to have a higher status than anybody else within the film. I would like to use this as it creates the effect of ageism looking down on those who do participate in ageism acts against the elderly.
Here is another screenshot but from a film to where to camera acts like the boot of a car.