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Documentary filmmakers speak /
Liz Stubbs.
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New York : Allworth Press, c2002.
description
xi, 227 p. : ill.
ISBN
1581152361
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author
imprint
New York : Allworth Press, c2002.
isbn
1581152361
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
4701341
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Liz Stubbs is a writer/producer with a specialty in documentary and independent film. She has produced and written for a wide variety of film and broadcast projects, has written for film and video publications, and has worked as an editor and reporter for the news media
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SThis book is like a series of master classes with some of the best, most articulate and passionate documentary filmmakers working today. Liz asks the right questions. She has the ability to get her subjects to open up and share a personal side to what it take to become a documentary filmmaker. If you do or don "t go to film school, read this book.
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A filmmaker takes readers behind the lens in a series of candid interviews with creators of some of the most influential documentaries of our time. Filmmakers, film students, documentary makers for film and television, and lovers of pop culture will hear, in the filmmakers " own words, the challenges and triumphs faced in making documentaries. Firsthand knowledge is shared on such topics as how the documentary process differs from making fictional films, storytelling technique, ethical boundaries, funding, film festivals, and much more. Industry leaders and award-winning filmmakers interviewed include: Ross McElwee, Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Bruce Sinofsky, Liz Garbus, DA Pennebaker, Chris Hedegus, Allie Light and Nick Broomfield. This reference provides insight into some of the most potent and best-known documentary work done in recent years.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This manual contains a series of candid interviews with creators of influential documentaries. The filmmakers tell of the challenges and triumphs faced in making documentaries and discuss the key aspects of the documentary process and technique.
Main Description
A filmmaker takes readers behind the lens in a series of candid interviews with creators of some of the most influential documentaries of our time. Filmmakers, film students, documentary makers for film and television, and lovers of pop culture will hear, in the filmmakers' own words, the challenges and triumphs faced in making documentaries. Firsthand knowledge is shared on such topics as how the documentary process differs from making fictional films, storytelling technique, ethical boundaries, funding, film festivals, and much more. Industry leaders and award-winning filmmakers interviewed include: Ross McElwee, Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Bruce Sinofsky, Liz Garbus, DA Pennebaker, Chris Hedegus, Allie Light and Nick Broomfield. This reference provides insight into some of the most potent and best-known documentary work done in recent years.
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In this fascinating behind-the-lens look at the contemporary documentary, some of the most influential filmmakers of modern times -- including D. A. Pennebaker, Albert Maysles, and Susan Froemke share their views on storytelling techniques, funding, ethics, and more.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
The Road to Realismp. 1
Albert Maysles Father of Direct Cinemap. 3
Susan Froemke Celebrating the Craftp. 21
D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus Engineering Nonfiction Cinemap. 41
Ken Burns Emotional Archaeologistp. 69
Ross McElwee Personal Journeymanp. 93
Liz Garbus Confronting Humanityp. 109
Nick Broomfield Modern Adventurerp. 127
Joe Berlinger Journalist Storytellerp. 141
Bruce Sinofsky Experiential Filmmaking: Bringing Us into the Storyp. 161
Irving Saraf Recreating Emotionsp. 181
Allie Light Searching for Metaphorp. 195
Barbara Kopple Through the Lens Fearlesslyp. 209
Indexp. 221
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