Documentary Codes

Documentary Codes:

  • Re-enactments
  • Interviews
  • Narration / Voice Over
  • Actuality
  • Stock  / Archival  / File – footage
  • Photographs
  • Footage of places/landscapes/cities
  • Documents
  • Graphics / Animation
  • Music
  • Sound effects
  • Montage
  • Location sound
  • Subtitles/ Titles/ Text / Captioning
  • Special effect e.g. slow motion etc.

Re-Enactments – Civil War

Interviews – Columbo

Narration and Voice Over – Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta

Actuality, Music, Subtitles/ Titles/ Text / Captioning Escaping North Korea

Stock  / Archival  / File  (footage) – Albert Einstein

Photographs, Documents – Donald Trump

Footage of places/landscapes/cities – Time Lapse

Graphics / Animation – Map Animation of Jordan

Sound effects – Wild Life

Montage – Top Gear UK 

Location sound – ‘AUSTRALIA’

Special effect e.g. slow motion etc. – National Geographic

Other Examples:

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