Film-TV 2 Analysis/Reflection #1

Question 2:
The immense scale of the word ‘documentary’ itself is only the gateway into a labyrinth of opportunities. What I’d like to get out of this semester would be to understand how my class mates and group members react to a certain situation or stimuli, how they wish to interact with it and collaborating in a way which adopts all of our perceptions. I feel like that would make a really cool doco and be a really great learning experience.

Question 3:
Drinking for England was quite odd. It would follow a familiar pattern of a profile shot on the subject while he talks but then out of nowhere it would break into a song. The song itself would be very low beat, low tempo, dull and short but the use of camera position would differ from the shaky face cam and be quite dynamic. Very 80s. The first song was a little odd. Caught me off guard and was quite cringeworthy. But then it happened again. And again. Every time it would break into song I’d be bopping my head like it was funny. 

Question 4:
The intro was quite plain. I was attentive of the woman’s recoring until the second voice came in. I was sure another tab somewhere had triggered an ad until I paused the recording. Then the third voice jumped in and I just gave in. I didn’t try to single out a particular voice and got enveloped into what would eventually become a mess of voices until it got to an, although fleeting, sense of dread and panic. It was short but it reached the point where I felt kind of uneasy. 

I like that the voices remaining playing while the narrator. It added texture but otherwise the rest of the clip was pretty straitforward. I also liked the common thread of atmosphere of what sounds like a train. It links all the voice overs very seamlessly and you feel like you’re delving deeper into what the noise is every time a new voice is introduced but that they’re all in the same space.

Question 5:
The first few sounds felt very spiritual as the echo of the area we were in and reverb worked together as a way to be ritualisitc. It felt like we were eavesdropping on some sort of highly spiritual ceremony where people throw metal fragments into a well and wish their ancestors well or something. All of the sounds held an echo to them. They felt very isolated because the acoustics worked that way, we recorded every sound indoors and it’s quite identifiable as being so.