Class Notes

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Watched a story about an 11-year old girl who was abducted on her way to school. She was held captive for 18 years. Jaycee Dugard. Gave birth to 2 daughters while being held captive.

Never knew her biological father – mother raised her on her own; Carl Probyn was her stepfather. Mother and daughter had a special bond.

Lake Tahoe; New girl in 5th grade

Interviewed a lot of people close to her – stepfather, school friends, used family footage,

Footage gathered after the incident – dramatic

Show people involved but not revealed right away – tactic

Made it very dramatic; playground is blurred – long intro that introduced the story, brings you in

Interviewing people, who, at the time, had power

Testimonies and stories from school friends

Took clips one after another, with each person answering the questions, like a conversation – another tactic

Voiceover of narrator has many roles/ways of guiding the story – sometimes just takes you to another scene or it’s like a conversation; just depends

In order to spice up a documentary you have to put a couple seconds of interview with b-roll

Also interviewed people connected to the criminal – detective, neighbor

Zoom in on his face – creep tactic; makes you hate the guy

Interviewed the law enforcement






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