Film and Media Production
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What are the four related ways we can define the term narrative?
A story, a type of movie, a way of structuring fictional stories, and a broader concept that both includes and goes beyond any of these applications.
What are the main differences between the 3 basic types of movies?
Narrative films are directed towards fiction, documentary films focus on reality, and experimental films seek to defy categorization.
What are the four basic approaches to documentary cinema?
Factual, instructional, persuasive, and propoganda
What is direct cinema?
A documentary that avoids interviews and limits the use of narrators.
How does direct cinema differ in approach and technique from a conventional interview based documentary?
They set up cameras for weeks instead of having an over voice narration.
What are Fred Campers six characteristics that most experimental films share?
they are not commercial, personal, don't conform to conventional expectations of story and narrative cause and effect, exploit the possibilities of cinema, critique culture and media, and invite individual interpretation.
What is a hybrid movie?
Movies that are a cross of experimental, narrative, and documentary films
What are some ways that documentary, narrative, and experimental films intersect?
they approach an inevitable and desirable aspect of cinematic evolution
What is genre?
refers to the categorization of narrative films, by the stories they tell and the ways they tell them
How does genre affect the way movies are made and received?
Directors and actors can be chosen based off of the genre they are known for, and audiences chose movies they like to see.
What are the six sets of conventions used to define and classify film genres?
story formulas, theme, character type, setting, presentation, and stars
What are the formal and narrative elements common to each of the six movie genres?
Constant transition, develop inwardly, involve filmic realities, and evolve with time
How does animation differ from the other 3 basic types of movies?
its a different form of moviemaking
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