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Unformatted text preview: lecture 13 23:48 Lecture 13- Documentary Filmmaking Indexical & Iconographic Signs Similar perceptual correspondence (iconographic) Points to the actual existence (indexical) An indexical sign is not always iconographic Film and video have both iconographic and indexical robustness (can capture moments and events with such richness and detail) Portraiture Documentary Guidelines & prohibitions No formal sit down interviews or non-diegetic music/voice over narrations Exposition* use it cautiously. Background information that gives context for the film (speaking, voice over narration, text, titles) Always question the impact and benefits- is it necessary? Presented with maximum discretion? What could be expressed without the use of language? Lecture 3/13 Tips: working with subjects Focal length matters Developing comfort and trust may take time Dont adopt an apologetic demeanor- dont act like you are causing a big inconvenience...
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