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Documentary

What distinguishes a documentary from other formats is that it uses people and situations in real life to give voice to different opinions, provide a statement on a societal phenomenon and/or give insight into a world that is not easily accessible. If you want to record a documentary, it is important that you have one or several location(s) in mind which will enrich and enhance the content of your topic.

Documentary ‘Four Centuries of Freedom’

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When to use this format? When you:

  • Want to apply and analyse different theories.
  • Want to derive and reflect various assumptions & opinions.

Keep in mind that:

  • You are very dependent on the people that play a role in your documentary.
  • Your visual content has to be relevant and should match your educational content.
  • You need to describe the visual content in a clear and understandable fashion.

Support
Recording a documentary needs a strong storyline, in combination with an extensive video crew. Contact your video coordinator to find out what the options are at your faculty.

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