• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Consider the similarities and differences Between a TV news report and a TV Documentary Drama film of the same Incident

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Consider the similarities and differences Between a TV news report and a TV Documentary Drama film of the same Incident Here I will be discussing the similarities and differences, the responses and the power to shock inform and creature change for the before-mentioned drama documentary 'Warriors', and an 8-minute news clip broadcast at 23rd April 1993 by the BBC. The reporter was Martin Bell from the BBCM and it was shot on location at the village of Annichi (Bosnia). Warriors is a BBC Drama Documentary, filmed on location at the same place as the news report, and at about the same time. A 'Drama Documentary' is usually classified as a Documentary with dramatic elements, and which serves to entertain to a degree as well as inform. Both the news clip and Warriors aim to inform and educate. This can be backed up as the sole reason news programs exist for is to inform and educate, and Warriors is a Drama Documentary and documentaries exist to educate and inform, and to create change. Also not all things shown that are unsuitable for a universal audience are 'covered up', so they both inform and educate to a higher degree. To some degree is provides entertainment too, as some people enjoy scenes of violence as shown. ...read more.

Middle

In the news clip the camera is still and fixed most of the time, like when the reporter is talking the camera is fixed on him. Violence limits are higher for the drama documentary than the news clip, this can be proved because I don't think a shot was fired once in the news clip, yet in warriors there are quite a few gunshots, and a few people are dying too. In the news report acts of extreme violence are rarely displayed, as the main goal of 'news' reports are to inform. Hence 'Drama Documentaries' are generally allowed more, as they aim to educate, and sometimes violence is needed more. Another factor contributing to the limits are the BBC guidelines, which put restraints on any BBC content, such as the news clip. Another difference is the narrator. In the BBC news clip the narrator is the reporter, yet Warriors is completely without a Narrator. This may be because Warriors has characters, who talk amongst each other about what is going on, their feelings, etc, and that the news clip has no characters, so a narrator is needed. Another difference is the production times. Being a daily news report the news clip doesn't have much time to get filmed, in a way it is rushed, as some of the finer visual details are missing. ...read more.

Conclusion

That, however, greatly increases the shock at that moment. Building the tension up defiantly has an impact upon the shock. The 'Drama' part of 'Drama Documentary' can usually include shock, so it is not really a surprise to see it there. However, the news clip's main function is to inform, not create Drama. The only shock in the clip is the news itself, which the documentary shares. The drama documentary shows the audience more, and the music etc might tangle with the viewer's views. This could create change, but it might not be completely reliable. However, it could certainly change people's perceptions towards one of the sides, in Warriors it will make them side with the soldiers and the victims, as they are portrayed as the 'good guys who are fighting to save the defenseless inhabitants of Annichi.' A much wider audience views the news clip, and the reaction of the reporter himself could change someone's perception towards the incident. I think the drama documentary would be the greater at creating change, as it shows what really happened in a lot more detail, and what did happen would stimulate certain emotions which would certainly create change, the change might not just be very widespread. The drama documentary 'Warriors' defiantly educates, informs and shocks quite a bit better than the news clip, excluding the potential to create change, in which I think they are equal. Martyn Osborne ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Narrative section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Narrative essays

  1. James Bond - Bond(TM)s female characters are fully liberated women. They use Bond. Consider ...

    bit of enjoyment out of it he is still just using her to get what he wants. The difference is that she is a doctor so she is obviously quite intelligent, but even so she doesn't act professionally and is quite happy to be used by Bond.

  2. "Sicko" by Michael Moore documentary film review

    Their hospitals are also completely free. You can stay for as long as you need, in Cuba they will not charge you a dime. How does the 9/11 rescue workers react when treated in a Cuban hospital? They burst out in tears of joy.

  1. How effective is X-Men at presenting the flawed hero and the sympathetic villain through ...

    The scene where Magneto and Xavier are in the corridor shows that they have a history with each other and almost treat each other as allies instead of enemies. When we first see Magneto's face, it is shown in a shadowy light and he is wearing black clothing, this effect

  2. Describe and analyse the differences between the responses to the hurricane which struck the ...

    Just as a children's poem would have the words that rhymed at the end of the line, so too, in "Hurricane Hits England", the important words containing key ideas, are carefully placed so as to exploit their full potential.

  1. “A Window on the World” - To What Extent is This an Accurate ...

    Reports that are biased often provoke emotion, which audiences like. So is it possible to say that news gives "a window on the world"? It seems not. It can be said that news is authoritative and reliable - there is no distortion of the facts but it cannot be said that it provides a window.

  2. Analyse the ways that the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the ...

    However, the shark goes closer and closer to a single person. As the shark goes closer, the music speeds up and tension rises. And soon, the shark attacks. The people on the beach have no idea what's going on, and the sudden atmosphere change causes a chaos.

  1. Media TV Coursework

    and husband to Lois, he is a stereotypical American father who eats a lot, drinks a lot and watches TV a lot he is very thick and stupid, Remind you of someone? The character of homer Simpson of the Simpsons seems to be based on the same stereotypical American father.

  2. Genre Project- Horror

    This was a film that at the time all the special effects were physical and not computer generated and became a huge hit for his controversial content thus banned from England until 1999, the film was the only horror film to be nominated for Best Picture in Academy Award history.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work