International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


A Brief Talk on the Creative Idea and Technical Treatments of the Ethnographic Film of "The Pastoral Children Keen on Schooling"1
Zhao Shuyan

This paper makes an analysis of the documentary of "The Pastoral Children Keen on Schooling", the creative idea and film-making techniques of the Chinese ethnographic film are revealed fully by doing this. From a perspective of technical treatments, such as the original settings of the point-of-view shot and the close-up, the ingenious applications of the long take and the shot reverse shot, and visual impact of montage stunts to the viewers etc., the author demonstrates the developing tendency of visual expression of written ethnography and its practical significance.

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