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Mockumentary ideas?:

 1 storyyeller, Wed, 27th Oct '10 8:29:08 AM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
For my English class, we have to get in groups and create a Mockumentary. Do you have any suggestions? It has to be something easy to film by a couple of college students.

What are the common documentary tropes? Are there any major subversions you'd expect of a mockumentary?
Life is simple: it has no nontrivial normal subgroups.
Try a mockumentary on something that's real, but presented through such a distorted lens that you'd swear it's a parody if you haven't known. Maybe tabletop gaming? LAN parties? Barfights?

 3 Madass Alex, Wed, 27th Oct '10 8:50:45 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
Oh god.

OH GOD.

Hipsters, for the love of all that is holy, HIPSTERS.

You can find them anywhere, people in your group can dress up as them and you're likely to get mockable material just by asking their opinions and justifications for those opinions.
 4 pvtnum 11, Wed, 27th Oct '10 1:02:36 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
"You haven't head of them, trust me."
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Have you considered a mockumentary on Defictionalization, The Red Stapler, Life Imitates Art, Fake Real Turn, whatever?

I've always thought it would be hilarious if someone did a "documentary" on the Alien's Xenomorph and how real plants and animals though it was so cool that they tried it invented it payed it homage Riped it off themselves.

edited 27th Oct '10 1:35:25 PM by GiantSpaceChinchilla

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If theres a local legend round your town/city/whatever you could do that. Kinda like Blair Witch Project
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
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If you're allowed to go completely fictionally nonsensical, I'd suggest something about a fictional addiction to something mundane. When I was in high school I did a mockumentary about Filmophiliacs, people who are compelled to preform famous scenes from movies. We filmed a "Filmophiliacs anonymous" meeting, some interviews, and the narrator himself being attacked a-la the "Here's Johnny" scene from The Shining.

 8 toalordsothe, Fri, 29th Oct '10 10:57:41 PM from Hell, Michigan
Not a Dong
Zombie Apocolypse.
CAUSE EVERY GIRL IS CRAZY 'BOUT A SHARP DRESSED MAN
 9 storyyeller, Wed, 3rd Nov '10 2:53:05 PM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
By the way, this mockumentary is supposed to explore the challenges of representing reality in film making.
Life is simple: it has no nontrivial normal subgroups.
 10 Gvzbgul, Thu, 4th Nov '10 3:13:07 AM from Middle Earth
A documentary that isn't nessersarily about Reality Is Unrealistic but includes it. A mockumentary about medicine that treats it like in the movies?

Not so helpful suggestion: Do one set in the real world but with something small but world changing. Some people have telepathy, or everyone wears sunglasses.

 11 ABRICK, Thu, 4th Nov '10 7:05:52 AM from IN A CAVE!
Hiding a box of scraps
How about a mockumentry about a group of people who's job is to slay eldritch ambominations? 50% of the time they spend on screen is complaining how thanks to horror films, everyone thinks Eldritch beings are unstoppable mind-raping gods, where in reality their bizzare biology makes them weak and their lack of knowledge about the human man makes their physic illusions painfully obvious and easy to ignore.
A good writer puts in a lot of details in there story. But a great one gets a story from a single detail.
 12 Madass Alex, Thu, 4th Nov '10 7:52:29 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
By the way, this mockumentary is supposed to explore the challenges of representing reality in film making.

Hipsters are still perfect for this, since they're essentially trying to be personifications of post-modernism.
Vikings? The epic horde of bearded bearskin wearing horned heads were by most historical accounts anything but Always Chaotic Evil but popular culture latched onto the image anyway. you could even have cuts featuring Executive Meddling saying something along the lines of they're not viking enough.

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