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Documentary for the small screen /
Paul Kriwaczek.
imprint
Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, 1997.
description
xii, 243 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0240514726
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Book
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imprint
Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, 1997.
isbn
0240514726
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3734993
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SciTech Book News, June 1998
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Summaries
Main Description
Film and video have grown to be as significant in our time as books, newspapers and magazines. Documentary film-making is fast becoming as important and useful a skill as the ability to write well. Like writing, it can be learned by anyone. Film and video have grown to be as significant in our time as books, newspapers and magazines. Documentary film-making is fast becoming as important and useful a skill as the ability to write well. Like writing, it can be learned by anyone. Documentary for the small screen is both for those who are new to documentary film-making but want to know how to create productions of a professional standard, as well as for those already working in the medium who wish to improve their skills by taking a closer look at the way they carry out their tasks. It is written in a logical, straightforward way, the first half taking the reader through an analysis of what documentary actually is, to constructing it through developing the story and assembling the appropriate building-blocks. In the second part, the pre-production stages of preparing proposals, costings and outlines, and researching the subject are all carefully examined, as are production planning and the shoot, followed by the post-production stages involved in editing and reviewing the completed film. Paul Kriwaczek is an award winning documentary maker who has a wealth of experience to pass on, having worked for many years at BBC Television where he wrote, directed and produced documentary, drama, music and science programmes. a step by step approach to documentary making - from research, script preparation and filming to team roles. different aesthetic treatments and styles described by leading documentary makers in the field practical examples illustrated by stills, scripts and approaches to actual productions
Bowker Data Service Summary
This step-by-step approach to documentary making begins by looking at the documentary medium itself, suggesting features which distinguish the documentary from other non-fiction works and surveying the rich history of documentary film and TV.
Main Description
Film and video have grown to be as significant in our time as books, newspapers and magazines. Documentary film-making is fast becoming as important and useful a skill as the ability to write well. Like writing, it can be learned by anyone. film and video have grown to be as significant in our time as books, newspapers and magazines. Documentary film-making is fast becoming as important and useful a skill as the ability to write well. Like writing, it can be learned by anyone. Documentary for the small screen is both for those who are new to documentary film-making but want to know how to create productions of a professional standard, as well as for those already working in the medium who wish to improve their skills by taking a closer look at the way they carry out their tasks. It is written in a logical, straightforward way, the first half taking the reader through an analysis of what documentary actually is, to constructing it through developing the story and assembling the appropriate building-blocks. In the second part, the pre-production stages of preparing proposals, costings and outlines, and researching the subject are all carefully examined, as are production planning and the shoot, followed by the post-production stages involved in editing and reviewing the completed film. Paul Kriwaczek is an award winning documentary maker who has a wealth of experience to pass on, having worked for many years at BBC Television where he wrote, directed and produced documentary, drama, music and science programmes.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The Nature of Television Documentary: Introduction
What is a television documentary?
How do we start
Telling the story
Constructing a television documentary
The building blocks
The tools
The lens
The microphone
The frame
The shot
The sequence
Producing a Television Documentary
The proposal
Costing a production
Outline, treatment, script
Research
Production planning
The shoot
Editing
The review
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