So I’ve been researching the theory of documentary quite a lot recently for my Critical Review, and because (to be quite honest) before this module I really didn’t know that much about documentary at all and I’m making my own, I feel I should really get to grips with the basics before embarking on the practical side of things!!
I stumbled across this sliderocket presentation in my research and found it really good. I think its written for film students or something similar. It’s easy to follow, clear and concise – just how I like my film facts. There is no fancy ‘film- buff jargon’ to get confused by, so to any documentary novices out there who are considering making their own… I strongly recommend giving this presentation a read… Basic Documentary Genres