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9th Mar '16 2:01:58 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.

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* ''TheThickOfIt'' ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.
21st Feb '16 9:49:24 AM therandomsciencegirl
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14th Oct '15 5:47:30 AM Ominae
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* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' has Takeru faking a documentary video of sighting a cryptid. [[spoiler:He didn't expect to see a live one go after him and his crew.]]
28th Aug '15 10:15:08 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').

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* ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one including a case of ''blackmail'').''blackmail''.
28th Aug '15 10:14:10 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').

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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').
28th Aug '15 10:13:50 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').
27th Aug '15 8:31:39 AM MagicalDragon
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* ''WebVideo/WalkingInCircles'': While the characters talk directly with an interviewer in interview scenes, outside of those there's no indication of it being a documentary. All of the documentary elements are dropped in the second season.
15th Aug '15 1:22:00 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' began as a one-off fake documentary. The spin-off series ditched pretty much everything except for the occasionally shaky, documentary-esque camera and ad-libbed scripts.

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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' began as a one-off fake documentary. The spin-off series ditched pretty much everything except for the occasionally shaky, documentary-esque camera and ad-libbed scripts.



* ''[[JackAndBobby Jack & Bobby]]'' was a one-season 2004 show that was interspersed with talking-head interviews pontificating on the events of the series and their repercussions. That's because the show was about two brothers, one of which became President. It wasn't the Kennedys, sadly; it was about some TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture president.

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* ''[[JackAndBobby Jack & Bobby]]'' ''Series/JackAndBobby'' was a one-season 2004 show that was interspersed with talking-head interviews pontificating on the events of the series and their repercussions. That's because the show was about two brothers, one of which became President. It wasn't the Kennedys, sadly; it was about some TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture president.
2nd Aug '15 9:13:17 AM Prfnoff
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* ''PomPoko'', a Studio Ghibli film based on tanuki of Japanese folklore is presented in a faux documentary format covering the lives of the New Tama Hills raccoon dogs in response to the development of modern Tokyo.

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* ''PomPoko'', a Studio Ghibli film based on tanuki of Japanese folklore ''Anime/PomPoko'' is presented in a faux documentary format covering the lives of the New Tama Hills raccoon dogs {{tanuki}} in response to the development GhibliHills near Tokyo, which are in the process of modern Tokyo.being leveled to develop a housing project.
29th Jun '15 4:35:11 PM nombretomado
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* Variant: Both ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and the revamped ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' were deliberately filmed in ShakyCam style to evoke a "documentary" feel. The effect of combining fairly good-looking CGI with live action footage that is constantly moving, on a TV budget - for example any scenes of "digital paper" or many computer consoles in ''Firefly'' especially the episode ''Serenity, Part 1'', which features the effect everywhere from the computer screen at the Persephone docks to the police bulletin Badger waves at the crew - was actually pioneered by ''Firefly'' back in 2002, with Joss Whedon even going so far as to seek out old camera lenses to get lens flares in the footage. BSG's producers have noted that they liked the idea and (given the show's decent SpecialEffects budget) decided to copy it, though they use it with far, far less subtlety. Most ''Firefly'' viewers seem to never really notice it until it's pointed out and the colors were generally as rich as other one-camera shows like ''Series/TheWestWing'', but in BSG it's immediately noticeable from the deliberate "zooming and refocusing" effects and much starker lighting. Whether this is to the latter series' detriment or not seems to be a matter of opinion, with some complaining about the jerkiness and others praising it for the "gritty" feel it gives the show.

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* Variant: Both ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and the revamped ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' were deliberately filmed in ShakyCam style to evoke a "documentary" feel. The effect of combining fairly good-looking CGI with live action footage that is constantly moving, on a TV budget - for example any scenes of "digital paper" or many computer consoles in ''Firefly'' especially the episode ''Serenity, Part 1'', which features the effect everywhere from the computer screen at the Persephone docks to the police bulletin Badger waves at the crew - was actually pioneered by ''Firefly'' back in 2002, with Joss Whedon even going so far as to seek out old camera lenses to get lens flares in the footage. BSG's producers have noted that they liked the idea and (given the show's decent SpecialEffects budget) decided to copy it, though they use it with far, far less subtlety. Most ''Firefly'' viewers seem to never really notice it until it's pointed out and the colors were generally as rich as other one-camera shows like ''Series/TheWestWing'', but in BSG it's immediately noticeable from the deliberate "zooming and refocusing" effects and much starker lighting. Whether this is to the latter series' detriment or not seems to be a matter of opinion, with some complaining about the jerkiness and others praising it for the "gritty" feel it gives the show.
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