Documentary Analysis of Codes and Conventions

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Documentary analysis of codes and conventions The first documentary that I have chosen is “Riot from Wrong.” This film was produced in 2012 and was directed by Teddy Nygh. It features a voice over that addresses the audience directly. Since we can hear but not see the narrator than this is referred to as the ‘voice of God’. The narrator’s voice also seems very suitable with this type of documentary because this documentary is mainly about teen. So it would make more sense for a young teen to be the narrator to fit in with the style. The documentary is about the London riots, which happened in 2012. It’s a documentary telling the unreported story of the riots from the viewpoint of the young people affected by them. The documentary starts off with some archive footage from a handheld camera of the scene of where the police murdered Mark Duggan. (This was ‘supposedly’ the reason for as to why the riots started.) After we see footage of all the live action we then see a split screen of two different places of what was going on at the same time in that day. Whilst all of that was happening, there was a voice over from an eyewitness explaining what was going on at the time of the incident. From this point when I watch the documentary, it makes me feel so intrigued to find out more as to why he was killed and what people thought about it when they found out. When you carry on watching the documentary you can see that there is a lot of ‘natural’ light, this gives the impression of it being more “real” because the lighting is not perfect and has not been edited for it to look any better. We then hear some emotive music and see a still picture that is shown in its normal size and then zooms out and gradually gets bigger. The Emotive music is played at the same time so that the audience can have a feel of the controversy that happened on that day and it builds up the
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