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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Chapter 7Documentary and Nonfiction Narrative

ifig0001 Key Terms

  • actuality
  • archives
  • commentary
  • concept
  • crowdsourcing
  • documentary, biographical, dramatized, expedition, expository, historical, investigative, narrative, objective, point-of-view, science, travel, wildlife
  • fiction
  • funnel
  • inverted funnel
  • location research
  • picture research
  • reportage
  • scratch commentary
  • treatment
  • voice-overs/voice-over commentary
  • wall-to-wall commentary

Documentary Comes First

Everybody has seen a documentary. This important program format has roots in photography and painting. The most fundamental urge we have as humans is to record both ...

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