Question by Mega Becca: What are all the different styles of documentary?
Need a list a documentary styles such as Mockmentary, Fly on the wall etc
Does anyone know what else there is?
Answer by =D
Cinéma vérité, or direct Cinema, is a predominant style of documentary film making that entails use of hand held cameras to record true events in as uncensored a way as possible. The style is characterized by there being little evidence of the film maker’s presence. Nor is there extensive use of voice over narration. Viewers should feel like eyewitnesses to events shown in the film.
Not all documentary films are objective. During times of war and other and other periods of social stress, film–both documentary and narrative–is often used as propaganda. This is, of course, the opposite of Cinéma vérité.
Newsreels were compilation documentaries, with short subject segments covering specific topics. Voice over narration that frequently boosted editorial points of view resembled propaganda.
seminal documentaries indicated the development of divergent styles in longer form: storytelling documentaries.
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