Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos

Discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events

Author: Barry Hampe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805044515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

View: 236

Discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events

Making Documentary Films and Videos

An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get ...

Author: Barry Hampe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805081817

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 998

An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get started in the field, an expanded section on researching and developing a project, and updated resources. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Middletown

Dwight W. Hoover, a Muncie historian and collaborator in the Middletown film project, describes why the films were made and how they changed the lives of everyone involved.

Author: Dwight W. Hoover

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9783718605439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 277

Inspired by the immensely influential 1937 sociological study Middletown: A Case Study in Cultural Conflicts by Robert and Helen Lynd, Peter Davis's six documentary films about Muncie, Indiana, set out to examine the lives of Munsonians in the early 1980s. The disputes and conflicts accompanying the filming revealed more about American values and customs than the films themselves. While attempting to transform the data from the Middletown studies into a meaningful and interesting visual form, the filmmakers were constantly distracted by the pressures, decisions and perils of government- and corporate-funded documentary filmmaking. Dwight W. Hoover, a Muncie historian and collaborator in the Middletown film project, describes why the films were made and how they changed the lives of everyone involved.

Cross Cultural Filmmaking

The authors of this text cover the practical, technical and theoretical aspects of documentary filming, from fundraising to exhibition.

Author: Ilisa Barbash

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520087607

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 555

View: 136

The authors of this text cover the practical, technical and theoretical aspects of documentary filming, from fundraising to exhibition. It discusses filmmaking styles and the assumptions that may hide unacknowledged behind them, as well as the practical and ethical issues involved.

Documentary Storytelling

This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including Super Size Me, Murderball, So Much So Fast, and When the Levees Broke ...

Author: Sheila Curran Bernard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136042342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 829

Documentary Storytelling is unique in offering an in-depth look at story and structure as applied not to Hollywood fiction, but to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. With the growing popularity of documentaries in today's global media marketplace, demand for powerful and memorable storytelling has never been greater. This practical guide offers advice for every stage of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing, and applies it to diverse subjects and film styles, from vérité and personal narrative to archival histories and more. Filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of some of today's top documentarians, Documentary Storytelling includes special interview chapters with Ric Burns, Jon Else, Nick Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and other film professionals. This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including Super Size Me, Murderball, So Much So Fast, and When the Levees Broke.

The Documentary Moviemaking Course

Thanks to user-friendly equipment available today, you can get started in this burgeoning field even if you don't have a film-school background. â?¢ This book shows how you can begin making documentary movies--from researching and ...

Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764145032

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 587

(back cover) Documentary films produced for TV, DVD, and movie theater distribution employ more filmmakers than any other genre, and are a popular career choice for beginners. Thanks to user-friendly equipment available today, you can get started in this burgeoning field even if you don't have a film-school background. â?¢ This book shows how you can begin making documentary movies--from researching and defining your theme, style, and the treatment that gives your film coherence, to organizing the production, and ultimately, getting it seen by a wider audience. â?¢ You will learn all the fundamentals: the essential equipment you must buy or rent for shooting and editing; the journalistic and production know-how for identifying interview subjects and locations and getting them on camera; the cinematic and editing skills that bring your material together for maximum impact; and the ability to find those key shots that will make your film a success. Kevin J. Lindenmuth has worked in the film/television business for over 25 years, both in New York City and the Detroit Metro area. In the course of his career he has produced over a dozen independent features that have been distributed worldwide and seven documentaries, most of the latter broadcast nationally on PBS. In addition to writing for several film-oriented magazines and websites, he has written two previous books on independent filmmaking.

Documentary

Presents a history of the documentary film

Author: Erik (Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Barnouw, Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Columbia University)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195078985

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 988

Presents a history of the documentary film

Creative Documentary

Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice is an essential guide for those engaged in the study and practice of documentary theory and making, as well as key reading for those more broadly interested in video, film and media theory and ...

Author: Wilma de Jong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 954

What does it mean to be a documentary filmmaker in today's world? How are new technologies changing documentary filmmaking? What new forms of documentary are emerging? Recent technological developments have made the making and distribution of documentary films easier and more widespread than ever before. Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice is an innovative and essential guide that comprehensively embraces these changing contexts and provides you with the ideas, methods, and critical understanding to support successful documentary making. It helps the aspiring 'total filmmaker' understand the contemporary contexts for production, equipping you also with the understanding of creativity and visual storytelling you'll need to excel. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it outlines the contemporary, institutional, practical and financial contexts for production - always encouraging innovation and originality. Key features: Five sections covering creativity and creative documentary and the contemporary creative industries: strategies for developing documentary ideas; the art of documentary narrative; digital production methods; new documentary forms; distribution and financing. Provides a comprehensive overview of critical thought and techniques in digital documentary filmmaking. Authors and specialist contributors combine the experience, knowledge and skills of academics and media professionals working in the industry. Practical case studies support analysis and reflection. Exercises, checklists, interviews with professionals and further reading materials accompany each chapter. A historical overview of world documentary. Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice is an essential guide for those engaged in the study and practice of documentary theory and making, as well as key reading for those more broadly interested in video, film and media theory and production.

The New Documentary in Action

Interview with film makers.

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520018884

Category: Documentary films

Page: 287

View: 556

Interview with film makers.

How to Make Science and Nature Films

With the new age of on-line film making, the tried and true TV market and the emerging 3D theater experiences, this book is designed to get you well on your way to making something everyone can enjoy and learn from.

Author: Rob Nelson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514679586

Category:

Page: 190

View: 535

This book is an introduction to the world of science and natural history filmmaking. Most books on filmmaking discuss ways to become an independent filmmaker. Yet, working in science and natural history is unique. This book fills a void in education in this field. It gives insight about getting into the industry via National Geographic and Discovery as well as breaking into the world of Youtube. To make science films in any of these venues you need a recipe for success. This book helps you make your own recipe depending on your goals.

The Right to Play Oneself

Discussions of “committed” documentary by a “committed” historian of film.

Author: Thomas Waugh

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816645868

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 884

Discussions of “committed” documentary by a “committed” historian of film.

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States

This group works wholly with non - actors in order to duplicate conditions which
will occur in making films later . ... the purpose of making documentary - dramatic
revolutionary films short propaganda films that will serve as flaming film - slogans
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communism

Page:

View: 703


Amateur Cinema

The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960 Charles Tepperman ...
John Grierson's address to the 1942 Academy Awards about documentary films
in wartime, and Joris Ivens's more practical advice about making documentary
films.

Author: Charles Tepperman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520279867

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 426

From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn’t until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the “amateur” in film history and modern visual culture. In the middle decades of the twentieth century—the period that saw Hollywood’s rise to dominance in the global film industry—a movement of amateur filmmakers created an alternative world of small-scale movie production and circulation. Organized amateur moviemaking was a significant phenomenon that gave rise to dozens of clubs and thousands of participants producing experimental, nonfiction, or short-subject narratives. Rooted in an examination of surviving films, this book traces the contexts of “advanced” amateur cinema and articulates the broad aesthetic and stylistic tendencies of amateur films.

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook

IF YOU'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE, THIS AMAZING BOOK WILL TELL YOU: * How other young film makers made their first movie and found massive success * How to take your great ideas and turn them into great films * How to build a team to make ...

Author: Chris Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441147055

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 710

IF YOU'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE, THIS AMAZING BOOK WILL TELL YOU: * How other young film makers made their first movie and found massive success * How to take your great ideas and turn them into great films * How to build a team to make your movie now * How to harness cheap technology to make expensive looking films * How to avoid hundreds of pitfalls many other film makers will fall into * How to find audiences and even make money from your movie Veterans of the indie film scene, the authors have produced numerous low budget feature films, sold projects to Hollywood studios, come perilously close to an Oscar nomination, and even ended up in prison! They're also the team behind the best selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks series, selling over 100,000 copies around the world and they've taught thousands of emerging film makers the key skills needed to make their own great movies to launch a career. Their offices are at Ealing Studios in London and in Los Angeles.

Forms and Functions in Documentary Filmmaking

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2008 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The subject of this paper is documentary film and Direct Cinema as a ...

Author: Alexander Röhl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640423925

Category:

Page: 82

View: 780

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2008 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The subject of this paper is documentary film and Direct Cinema as a particular movement in documentary history. Direct Cinema emerged as an innovative form of filmmaking in the United States in the early 1960s, using new technologies and revitalizing documentary in a break with both traditional forms of both documentary and classical Hollywood cinema. Direct Cinema developed an observational filmmaking method that relied on giving up control by minimizing the filmmakers' intervention before and during the shooting, with no preconceptions of the finished product. The methods the filmmakers employed drew on realist techniques such as long takes and free-moving cameras, promoting an uncontrolled documentary of immediacy and focusing on the reality effect of the moment of shooting. The result was expressive footage, for which the filmmakers developed a form of representation that relied on the inherent continuity of the filmed event, avoiding the narration and interpretation common to traditional documentary films.

Making Documentaries in the Philippines

Author: Isabel Enriquez Kenny

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Documentary films

Page: 311

View: 225


The Insiders Guide to Factual Filmmaking

This is a key text for anyone who wants to succeed in the rapidly changing, competitive freelance markets in Britain and America.

Author: Tony Stark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351251449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 338

The Insiders’ Guide to Factual Filmmaking is an accessible and comprehensive ‘how to’ guide about the craft of making documentaries for TV, online or social media. Filmmaker Tony Stark distils a long career at the BBC and as an independent producer to explain the conceptual, visual, editorial and organisational skills needed to make impactful and stylish factual films. Interviews with top industry professionals in the UK and US - commissioners, executive producers, filmmakers, strand editors and media lawyers – add valuable insight and authority to this book. For more experienced filmmakers The Insiders’ Guide tells you how to get the green light for undercover investigations, how to tell film stories online and on social media, and how to budget a factual film. This is a key text for anyone who wants to succeed in the rapidly changing, competitive freelance markets in Britain and America. It provides expert guidance to students on filmmaking courses, journalists wanting to move from print to video and non-professionals with an interest in film-making. Whatever the final destination of your film – and whatever the budget - The Insiders’ Guide provides a vital roadmap. The book’s accompanying website is a ‘show-me’ resource for new directors: with 24 specially-shot film clips illustrating the key rules of filmic grammar and sequence shooting – together with downloadable versions of essential production forms.

Directory of World Cinema

Benegal's directorial debut may have started in 1973 but he had been busy
making documentaries since 1962 and continued to do so into the 1990s. His
dual career as a documentary film-maker is an area that remains relatively
unexplored.

Author: Adam Bingham

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506222

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 870

Indian cinema teems with a multitude of different voices. The Directory of World Cinema: India provides a broad overview of this rich variety, highlighting distinctions among India’s major cinematic genres and movements while illuminating the field as a whole. This volume’s contributors—many of them leading experts in the fields—approach film in India from a variety of angles, furnishing in-depth essays on significant directors and major regions; detailed historical accounts; considerations of the many faces of India represented in Indian cinema; and explorations of films made in and about India by European directors including Jean Renoir, Peter Brook, and Powell and Pressburger. Taken together, these multifaceted contributions show how India’s varied local film industries throw into question the very concept of a national cinema. The resulting volume will provide a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Indian cinema while offering a fresh perspective sure to interest seasonal students and scholars.

Documentary Today

From The Editor's Desk may not even be enough for the filmmaker to continue in
the business of making documentary films . Yes , I would like to make a
documentary with a positive purpose which can contribute to society and the
country .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Documentary films

Page:

View: 664


The Documentary Film in Australia

C Documentary film is the toughest way to make a living . Except for Fred
Wiseman , I don't know anybody in the entire field who makes a living purely
making documentary films . Everybody does something else . Pennebaker and
those ...

Author: Ross Lansell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Documentary films

Page: 205

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