What is dramatisation?
Generally reconstructive, a dramatisation is scripted or unscripted storytelling, based on real life events or a fictional scenario, that sets out to change an audiences’ attitudes or behaviours. More ‘human’ than other video techniques, viewers can easily emphathise with characters and the situations they encounter.
Depending on the subject matter, dramatisations can take several different forms. Accompanied with or without dialogue, events can be explicitly acted out on screen using professional, paid actors or even in some cases, willing volunteers!
For more sensitive topics, dramatisations can be staged so they’re more suggestive; showing events happening in the background, close-up or intentionally out of focus to protect identities, and allow the audiences’ imagination to fill in the blanks.
Combining emotive interviews, dramatic music and atmospheric colour grading, dramatisations make for thought-provoking, memorable pieces of film that have the power to influence viewers long after they’ve watched your video for the first time.
Take a look at a selection of our recent dramatisations below to help give you some inspiration!