Simply Murder (1863) & Vally of the shadow of death (1864)
This documentary has many transitions the main transition is when the screen fades to black and then the name of the new section appears. after is fades into a new image related to the new section. These sections tipically refer to a much broader time frame and a different type of transition is used it switch subjects in each section.
One way they switch subject is to cahnge the images. Often times when the narrorator was speaking the images would correspond with what was being said, and it was easy to assume that when the images changed the subject changed as well.
Though there are many other minor transitions one other major transition was the music often times when talking about battle there would be sounds of stuggle in the background. But when the narrorater mentioned family or home life different music played and it gave the viewer the feeling of two seperate worlds and at some parts during the film the music used didn't match the way the narrorator spoke but made the viewer feel how the soliders said they felt during that time.
The images often set a tone for each topic and idea trying to be conveyed. Often times images that are considerd disturbing or creepy are left on the screen for a moment before the narorrator explains them. Some times there is no imagegs but a video of a historian speaking, and the historians body language and articulation brings a whole new meaning to the situation.
Often times the image shown is just of nature or the troops marching but this added to the effect of being back in that time period because many of the photos are form the 1860's during the war. Sometimes the images used were of soliders that had often wrote about their experiances. some major people mentioned are Elijah Hunt Rhodes, Sam Watkins and thomas Warwick. This is an important mention because these people are mentioned multipule times during the documentary and their writtings often start a new sections as they play over photo's places or people from the war.
One thing that is mentioned often is music. Many soliders during the war needed something to do to forget the carnage around them. While playing music from that era the documentary mentions alot, like how the soliders made their own alcohol, and coffee. The music played was "joyful" but when, they were talking about war the music became either slow and unhappy, or strick and percise/ "march -like"
The tone in this episode changes frequently, which allows the viewer to feel how much the tone of the war changed. many different things happened during the war.
Two major tones in this film were superiority and the ability to prevaile. These tones were achived by the narrorators voice and the music. another things that can help change the tone is the images shown as the audio plays.
The narrorators successfully, and artfully expresses the information about the year 1863 and how the civil war affected the soliders, families and government officals. It also show cased how many people viewed the war. This episode went in depth about how people felt about the events of the civil war, and when the reason for war changed.
Lighting and color were not an option because all of the photots are in black and white, and all of the historians are in white infront a faded background there were no renactments shown and because the war ended 125 yers prior there were no survivors around to give a first hand account that was not written some where else.
Civil war documentary
School project problably will only get a B. Dont copy because i am horrible at spelling simple words. Got most of every thing from Ken Burns Documentary on the civil war. So Im not creidable Thx.