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Text being analysed: BMX Piece for Extreme Sports

Documentary

Source of text:: YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxKURzuVpNk

Approximate date of broadcast: June 2009

Description of Text

I have chosen to analyse this documentary because it is to do with


sports, even though the angle is not related to my idea.
The topic of this documentary is about how the media has turned
their attention from common sport such as football and basket ball
to extreme sport such as stake boarding and BMX riding. The angle
of this documentary is focusing on the positive side of extreme
sports. The location of this documentary is in a skate park, this is
where most extreme sport activities take place. This documentary
could be seen as biased because it is focused towards one interest
which is either sport or extreme sport. In this documentary there is
a detailed interview with a 17 year old male, this relates to the target
audience because they are more likely to be to watch the
documentary if there is similar aged people present.

Potential Audience for Text

The potential audience for this documentary are mainly males, but
could also be females aged from 16-25.
In terms of ethnicity this documentary could be aimed towards all
ethnicities but I think it aims more towards white people; this is
because these are the people who are mostly interested in this type
of sport. The interests of the potential audience of this documentary
would be that they have a general interest for sport and are or
interested in extreme sport activities. The location of this audience
would be mainly in cities and towns, where there are places
available for them to take part in extreme sports. The socio-
economic class of this audience would be the whole group, so from
A-E.
Key Influences on your Idea - Content and Form

I think that this documentary has influenced my idea a lot because I


can use elements from this documentary in my work:

Camera: Using a range of different camera shots and movements


such as zooming in when showing interviewees face, tracking and
panning when following riders who are taking part in extreme sports.
This can help me because in my documentary I can use different
shot types and movements to show different things.

Opinions: Opinions about sport from interviewee, this can help me


because the interviewee gave information about why sports is fun,
this is something I could include in my documentary.

Use of conventions: Voice over explains the topic/issue, footage of


people taking part in extreme sports, relevant music and graphics to
give information. This will help me because I can also use these
conventions in my documentary in order to make it look more
informative and professional.

Editing: Fast and pacey shots and cuts used to connote the topic of
extreme sports. Graphics used to show interviewee name,
production name and documentary name.

Music: Fast, loud and upbeat music used to relate to the topic of
extreme sports, I can use this technique of relating music to the
topic of the documentary.
Use of Camera

A range of camera shots and camera movements are used


throughout this documentary, which include:

Panning/tracking: This shot is used to show the location of the


documentary which is a skate park, it is also used to follow people
whilst they are riding or skating.

Zooming in and out: Camera zooms in and out of football pitch,


the interviewee’s face, the documentary logo and also zooms in
towards sports players.

Long shots: Long shots are used to show people taking part in
sports/extreme sports.

Use of Sound

Background music: Background music is heard mostly


throughout this whole documentary, the type of music heard is
loud, fast and upbeat.

Dialogue: Dialogue is mostly heard from the interviewee of this


documentary, who is a young male.

Voice over: A voice over included in this documentary, the voice


over explains the topic of the documentary.
Use of Editing

Cuts: The first bit of this documentaries shots slide from on


shot to another, the rest of the documentary just has simple
transitions between each shot.

Editing: This documentary mostly has mostly has medium


paced shots.

Graphics: Graphics are used to show documentary


production name, interviewee name and producer of this
documentary.

Use of Editing

Cuts: The first bit of this documentaries shots slide from on shot
to another, the rest of the documentary just has simple
transitions between each shot.

Editing: This documentary mostly has mostly has medium


paced shots.

Graphics: Graphics are used to show documentary production


name, interviewee name and the name of the producer of this
documentary.