Noisey Analysis –


The format of this is that, it is a YouTube series because there are a continuous amounts of episodes on different people, who are famous for music or who are just famous. Because it is a YouTube series, it has two seasons consisting of 13 videos in total. The purpose of the Noisey documentary on Vince Staples, is too inform people what Vince Staples or the person they are filming does on daily basis, how they make they make their money and who they are. The platform that this is broadcasted on is YouTube and it also available to view or watch on the Noisey website. These continuous documentary on YouTube are targeted for people who are music listeners and are interested in music. Also, it may just be for people who like the person that is being film and interviewed.

The key techniques that are being used in this documentary are observation and interviews. An example of this, is that in one scene they will show the person being filmed doing a live performance then, it will cut to where the person is talking and then back to the performance. They use this filming technique to help illustrate how his performances are and how the atmosphere. The cutting rate in between the change of scene is slow, so that it creates a parallel narrative showing by showing things he is doing while, he is talking about it.


Purpose of Sound


What is the purpose of sound in a moving image product?

  • To create a mood – e.g. sad/slow music – sympathy
  • Happy – uplifting music
  • Sound fx used in actions – car crash, sound is added In editing using foley
  • Silence causes tension and causes suspense
  • Speaking – story telling or narration 3rd person dialogue – talking in a natural environment watching their story
  • Voice over – 2nd person dialogue
  • 1st person dialogue, directly addressing us


I done some research on what representation is and how the media use it in things such as films, documentaries and television shows. I aimed to try and use some of the points, such as the stereotypes because, I  wanted people to question whether it was right or wrong or for them to give their opinion about the product.

The way in which media portrays a particular group of people, communities and issues .

  • Status
  • To show something to its audience
  • Speak on someone’s behalf
  • Iconic symbols
  • To portray something
  • Stereotypes

Sound –

I had also done some research on sound and places that I am able to record in to receive a decent piece of sound.

The acoustics in sound, are things which help absorb reflective sounds. Reverb is a collection of reflective sounds. Reverb sounds are created when a sound source stops, but the sound waves continues to travel, until the waves lose its energy and dies out. This is linked to how acoustics help prevent the spreading of sound and this is done by using rooms or areas that cover in soft materials. Soft materials such carpet or foam are good for recording and stopping sound waves travelling around the room because they have a low frequency. This means that the sound gathers up in the corner of a room and loses energy. But hard materials, are the thing which cause reverb, because they allow the sound waves to continues travelling because they have a high frequency and this means they bounce of the walls and cause pinging or echoing sound when a source of sound is produced.

Camera Research –

I had done some research on few pieces of equipment that I will need to focus when I will be filming my documentary. The things that I had focused on were, the  SD card,  the modes on the camera ( manual/automatic) and the tripod, which could help me prevent my camera from shaking whilst filming.

A manual mode camera is camera that gives you control over the camera’s different and a number of various settings. A camera which uses manual mode is a SLR, which stands for Single Lens Reflex. This is an example of SLR camera, very simple but has many functions to it and manual mode is one of them. The button which give you option to change the mode of the camera is known as a dial.

A memory card is a small chip that contains space or storage, for which images or videos can placed on. For example, when you take a picture on a camera it tends to save on a SD/memory card and you are go use to view later on, on thing such as laptops or computers and the camera itself.

Handheld cameras also result in images or videos that are shakier than images or video footage of cameras that are mounted on a tripod. Whereas a tripod is used hold and keep the camera still in the allocated position it is placed in. It is also used to stabilize a flash unit or any other photographic unit. Tripods have three legs and we know this from the word tri, which means three.




Brick Lane

I had look at the history of brick lane. It was a piece of archive footage that was looking at the protests that looked at how brick lane was once a racist area and I may decide to use some of this archive footage in documentary. This could possibly be used to open up my documentary, with a montage of my filming and some archive footage of the area of brick lane.



Broadway Market

I watched this short documentary on the market in Broadway. I liked the way in which the interviews had crossed over to scenes that were showing people doing activities like a bang playing music in the street, people talking and eating and people buying items from the stalls. Because, in the documentary the camera and production team seem to focus a lot on the atmosphere of the area while, things like interviews are taking place. This is an element I aim to use in my documentary, regardless of whether the interviews are visual recording or vocally recorded.

Questions –

Here are the questions that I had asked the public and store owners when on my visit to Brick Lane.

What are the peak hours like ?

Do you think stream stores are stealing your customers?

What do you think attracts people to Brick Lane?

What is the atmosphere like here? (Brick Lane)

What does the street art say to you?

What do you think of the area as whole?


During my visit, I had taken images of people’s style of dress as it is a focus of my final project. Before taking these images, I had asked for the individuals for permission to take these images for my project and they had happily agreed.

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