We are constructing the world as beautiful and as ugly as it is.
We are not just showing the reality, we are directing it. We are not generating a new reality, but we are making it more beautiful. Even in the Ugly there is Beauty. We are using the best angle for every scene. We are using high end film cameras to give the documentation a really stunning look. And we are using cinematic elements to give you an amazing product. So documentary should not be “taking a video camera and shoot some shaky shots”. Documentary is about arranging scenes for a better result and for a better object.
Close to the closest reality. That is the solution.
A documentary is shot with three cameras: the camera as a technical tool, the head and the view of the cameraman and with the expectation we have from the documentary genre.