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The art of the documentary : ten conversations with leading directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers /
Megan Cunningham.
imprint
Berkeley, CA : New Riders, c2005.
description
ix, 351 p. : ill., some col. ; 23 cm. x 21 cm.
ISBN
0321316231
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imprint
Berkeley, CA : New Riders, c2005.
isbn
0321316231
contents note
Directing : Ken Burns, inhabiting history -- Errol Morris, revealing unexpected realities -- D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, capturing character -- Lauren Lazin, making television with a conscience -- Cinematography : Kirsten Johnson, searching the frame, exposing a vision -- Buddy Squires, seeing intelligently -- Albert Maysles, being present and experiencing -- Editing : Geof Bartz, crafting cinematic television -- Paula Heredia, finding structure, inventing form -- Larry Silk, using the mystery of what comes next.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
5498090
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"It's an intimate and insightful glimpse into both the art and craft of docs and a must-read for filmmakers serious about creating non-fiction work." --Filmmakers Alliance Magazine "This is a must-have book if you have even a passing interest in documentary films. We're giving it a permanent--and prominent--home on our bookshelf." --Camcorder & Computer Video Magazine
"It's an intimate and insightful glimpse into both the art and craft of docs and a must-read for filmmakers serious about creating non-fiction work." -- Filmmakers Alliance Magazine "This is a must-have book if you have even a passing interest in documentary films. We're giving it a permanent--and prominent--home on our bookshelf." --Camcorder & Computer Video Magazine
"It’s an intimate and insightful glimpse into both the art and craft of docs and a must-read for filmmakers serious about creating non-fiction work." -- Filmmakers Alliance Magazine "This is a must-have book if you have even a passing interest in documentary films. We’re giving it a permanent--and prominent--home on our bookshelf.” --Camcorder & Computer Video Magazine
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Summaries
Long Description
Have you noticed the renaissance of documentary filmmaking going on around you? Some are inspired by the work of legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns. Others follow their own idols or simply set their own course. Inexpensive video camera equipment and video editing software have helped fuel this new wave of truth-tellers, bringing the tools of the craft within reach of amateurs and students, as well as independent journalists and filmmakers on a budget. In The Art of the Documentary, the directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today' s most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts- from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing some of the finest documentary films of recent decades. This richly illustrated volume, which will appeal to professional and aspiring filmmakers, as well as documentary enthusiasts, features conversations with director Ken Burns (The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball), director/cinematographer D A Pennebaker (Dont Look Back, The War Room), director/cinematographer Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), director Errol Morris (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line), director Chris Hegedus (Startup.com, Down from the Mountain), editor Larry Silk (Pumping Iron, Wild Man Blues), cinematographer Buddy Squires (The Civil War, Ram Dass, Fierce Grace), director/producer Lauren Lazin (Tupac: Resurrection, Journey of Dr. Dre), editor/director Paula Heredia (The Vagina Monologues, In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01), director/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Fahrenheit 9/11, Innocent Until Proven Guilty), and editor Geof Bartz (Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth, He' s Having a Baby). And with contributions by: Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentaries and HBO Family, Carol Dysinger, film editor and professor, NYU Film School, and Haskell Wexler, cinematographer.
Main Description
Leading directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers talk about the art and craft of making great documentary films.
Main Description
Have you noticed the renaissance of documentary filmmaking going on around you? Some are inspired by the work of legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns. Others follow their own idols or simply set their own course. Inexpensive video camera equipment and video editing software have helped fuel this new wave of truth-tellers, bringing the tools of the craft within reach of amateurs and students, as well as independent journalists and filmmakers on a budget. In The Art of the Documentary, the directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today's most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts- from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing some of the finest documentary films of recent decades. This richly illustrated volume, which will appeal to professional and aspiring filmmakers, as well as documentary enthusiasts, features conversations with director Ken Burns (The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball), director/cinematographer D A Pennebaker (Dont Look Back, The War Room), director/cinematographer Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), director Errol Morris (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line), director Chris Hegedus (Startup.com, Down from the Mountain), editor Larry Silk (Pumping Iron, Wild Man Blues), cinematographer Buddy Squires (The Civil War, Ram Dass, Fierce Grace), director/producer Lauren Lazin (Tupac: Resurrection, Journey of Dr. Dre), editor/director Paula Heredia (The Vagina Monologues, In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01), director/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Fahrenheit 9/11, Innocent Until Proven Guilty), and editor Geof Bartz (Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth, He's Having a Baby). And with contributions by: Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentaries and HBO Family, Carol Dysinger, film editor and professor, NYU Film School, and Haskell Wexler, cinematographer.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Are documentaries art?p. 2
Directingp. 8
Inhabiting historyp. 12
Revealing unexpected realitiesp. 46
Capturing characterp. 76
Making television with a consciencep. 114
Cinematographyp. 144
Searching the frame, exposing a visionp. 148
Seeing intelligentlyp. 176
Being present and experiencingp. 204
Editingp. 236
Crafting cinematic televisionp. 240
Finding structure, inventing formp. 270
Using the mystery of what comes nextp. 298
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