Poetic—emphasizes texture, rhythm
Expository—“explains” with the purpose of offering logical argument
Observational—sense that the camera “watches” the subject; human beings—and their actions and interactions-- are the emphasis
Participatory—emphasizes the relationship between filmmaker and subject (*alternative term: “direct cinema”)
Reflexive—the process of making the film becomes the subject that is documented (“cinema verite”)
Performative—emphasizes the emotional and personal life of the filmmaker
1. mode of presentation
--“observational” style and technique?
--hand-held camera; long takes;
selective focus; evidentiary editing?
2. arguments and issues
--view(s) of candidates
--the process itself?