Title –

For the ending of my short documentary, I wanted to use just simple credits. But threw my analysis of documentaries, I noticed that a lot of them have usage of the title credits rolling down or across the screen. I had taken the idea from the documentaries I had watched and put in my own

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Problem –

I had completed all my filming, but because some of my filming and the panning shots that I had done in my documentary were a bit shaky, I had to go back over the weekend and re shoot them so that there were no shaky scenes or camera angles in my documentary.

Analysis –

I had taken a look a documentary that had focused on the way Freemason practice their way of life or “religion”. The editing in this documentary is very time and is paced very slowly. I believe that has been used to give the audience full time look and analyse what is going when there is archive footage or images being shown on the screen. I also looked at the way in which the documentary uses the element of having voice overs. The way in which the voice overs are used, are that they are played while there is a montage of footage that is played and the voice over is used to keep them interested and also illustrate what is going. Because of the seriousness of the documentary, i believe that there is a longer cutting time. I believe this is done to let the audience look at all the things that are being shown on the screen at any given time. Also, the tone of voice which the presenter has, also shows the seriousness of the documentary, as he is speaking with a very formal tone of voice, because of the subject that is being spoken. There is also use of interviews from some of the Mason, which give their own experiences about how they live their lives. The music that is used, is good for the type of documentary, as it is very suspenseful and it complements the topic being talked about.


In my interview that I have already began editing, I have use vocal interviews but have not used any visual interviews for my documentary. My teacher and I had discussed ways in which I can still make my footage look like a documentary. One of the ways is that I can, attempt to use a interview of someone, whether it is a friend who is accustomed to brick lane or store work. The use of vocal recording in the “documentary” is good but it doesn’t give the footage a documentary feeling as the audience would be wanting to know who this person that is talking about certain things.

Research – Cable Street

I had taken time to look at historic events that had taken place, in and around the area of Brick Lane. I had searched on Google, “Battle of Brick Lane” and one of the results that came up talked about the “Battle of Cable street”, which Is a road/street that Is quite close to area of Brick Lane. The “battle” was between the fascist leader

Production Editing –

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I have began editing and attempting to give my documentary a clear structure as to how it will pan out. I started by exporting all of the images and video footage that I have recorded, as you can see here. I am contemplating if footage quality is good enough to be used, so I may need to record again if I can’t work out a plan for how to use and adapt my homemade/rough footage to create good looking documentary.


I had a problem with deciding how I will deal with my problem of recording outside with a microphone. This will be a problem because, some of visual recordings will require vocal recording from costumers and possibly store owners. I had spoken to one of the technicians and they had advised that I should use a windshield on a microphone to prevent things such a wind or excess sound from hitting the microphone.

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On this day, our media teacher Robert Dennis had given us a short lecture on documentaries. He had told us the all the different types documentaries you could make such as, expository, observational, poetic, participatory, reflexive and performative. Rob had focused on the main types of documentaries such as the expository mode – which focuses on the voice of god and tends to be informative and has someone explaining the subject that is being represented. The observational mode, where it is compared to as the “fly on the wall” with no voice overs/ narrations without explaining what is going. Participatory mode is the encounter between the film maker and the subject: taking part.

Political Art?

In one of my interviews one of my interviewees believed that the most of the art work had political messages behind them; here are a few of the images that have political messages behind. For example, the image on the left has the words “slavery” and the letter “V” has been represented with the sign of the Nike Logo, which can insinuate that the artist believes that Nike are using slaves to make their shoes? And in the image on the left the artist is opposing human trafficking with the use of the slogan “end human trafficking”.

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