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Making documentary films and videos : a practical guide to planning, filming, and editing documentaries /
Barry Hampe.
edition
2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
imprint
New York : H. Holt, 2007.
description
xxii, 440 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
080508181X, 9780805081817
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series title
imprint
New York : H. Holt, 2007.
isbn
080508181X
9780805081817
general note
Rev. ed. of: Making documentary films and reality videos. 1997.
catalogue key
6363200
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-420) and index.
Includes filmography: p. [421]-426.
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Summaries
Main Description
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches--recording behavior and re-creating past events--and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make. The second edition includes a discussion of truth, "reality," and honesty in the current filmmaking environment new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal, treatment, and script an exhaustive list of resources
Main Description
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches-recording behavior and re-creating past events-and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make.The second edition includes a discussion of truth, 'reality,' and honesty in the currentfilmmaking environment new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal, treatment, and script an exhaustive list of resources
Main Description
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches - recording behavior and re-creating past events - and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make. The second edition includes G filmmaking environment G G treatment, and script G
Main Description
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition ofMaking Documentary Films and Videosfully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approachesÂ--recording behavior and re-creating past eventsÂ--and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make. The second edition includes Â'¢ a discussion of truth, Â"reality,Â" and honesty in the current filmmaking environment Â'¢ new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking Â'¢ an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal, treatment, and script Â'¢ an exhaustive list of resources
Main Description
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches - recording behavior and re-creating past events - and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make.The second edition includes* a discussion of truth, "reality," and honesty in the current filmmaking environment* new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking* an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal, treatment, and script* an exhaustive list of resources
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
What is a Documentary?p. 1
It Looks So Easyp. 3
What Is a Documentary?p. 10
What Is Not a Documentary?p. 19
A Little History (or How Things Got This Way)p. 28
Planning Your Documentaryp. 37
Steps in Producing a Documentaryp. 39
The Documentary Ideap. 47
Documenting Behaviorp. 57
Documenting an Event with the Outcome Unknownp. 75
Remembering People and Eventsp. 81
What will you Show?p. 89
Visual Evidencep. 91
B-roll as Illustration, Metaphor, and Visual Wallpaperp. 106
A Short Sermon About Interviewsp. 113
Well, What About Reality?p. 123
The Growing Problem of Credibilityp. 132
Documentary Ethicsp. 144
Writing a Documentaryp. 161
Documentary Writingp. 163
Researchp. 167
Structurep. 173
Proposal and Treatmentp. 187
The Scriptp. 200
Filming a Documentaryp. 217
Preproduction Planningp. 219
Filmingp. 236
Recording Soundp. 252
Directingp. 256
Directing People Who Are Not Actorsp. 267
Selecting and Directing Actorsp. 278
Conducting an Interviewp. 293
Verisimilitude in Documentaryp. 301
Working on Locationp. 309
Postproductionp. 315
Preparation for Postp. 317
Editing a Documentaryp. 324
Finishing the Productionp. 341
Final Thoughtsp. 347
Getting Therep. 349
Feedbackp. 357
Useful Organizations and Websitesp. 358
The Documentary Crewp. 362
Equipmentp. 373
Budgetingp. 380
Treatment for Travels of a T-Shirtp. 390
Treatment for A Young Child Is...p. 399
U.S.S. Perry Script Treatmentp. 404
U.S.S. Perry Script for Act Onep. 408
Bibliographyp. 419
Filmographyp. 421
Indexp. 427
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