To what extent do documentary film techniques impact on audiences and subsequently influence social change

Matthews, Lillie (2016) To what extent do documentary film techniques impact on audiences and subsequently influence social change. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This thesis will provide research methods into the effectiveness of documentary film techniques, established by measuring the impacts on audiences. Further research will develop how documentaries influence social change and raise awareness of social issues. Documentary a form of storytelling is a powerful tool for educational and historical content, presenting many forms of styles and modes that define documentary concepts. Research into these styles enhances the understanding of documentary and the affects it has on audiences. These affects on audiences can be established through elements of behavioural change, personality adjustments and social impact. The measurement of these elements are carried out by specific research methods that have gathered substantial information to develop a knowledge of impacts on audiences. Defining these impacts creates an opportunity for growth and development in the documentary sector, ultimately to strive to create a film that generates an impact on society and creates social awareness of issues of relevance. Examples of these documentaries are presented throughout the study to reinforce the importance of impact on audiences and influence of social change.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:08
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:08
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21391

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