Best of both worlds

The director has many different techniques that help tell the story. One of the techniques I noticed that he used to start was the transition scene that was accompanied with music. The transition scene used old footage and was accompanied by music that included the usage of a guitar. Then he cuts off the song and scene and goes straight to a blank white screen that has a few words on it. Those words tell what the scene is going to be about next. This helps prepare the viewer for what they are about to watch on the scene. Instead of reusing the white screen over and over. The director uses a transition of an all-black screen where all you can hear is a lighter being used. The different variety of transitions will helps engaged viewers during the documentary. Keeping the viewer engaged in a big factor in a documentary. Many people would find it boring to just watch one person talk the whole time and going on for days. Incorporating music that is relevant to the character helps with background noise so while one is watching the documentary they are not just listening to one person speak. It is interesting to see the director use the music to set a happy tone, and then you hear one of the characters say something that doesn’t go with the happy tone. But despite what the main character says is not a happy thing, he stays happy throughout it. It gives a two-tone feel to the documentary which helps the viewer interested and wondering why the director did that.

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