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This much is true : 14 directors on documentary filmmaking /
James Quinn.
imprint
London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
description
xiv, 299 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1408132532 (pbk.), 9781408132531 (pbk.)
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author
imprint
London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
isbn
1408132532 (pbk.)
9781408132531 (pbk.)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8753566
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Despite all the challenges that confronted the directors featured in this book, they seem to agree on the importance of love, respect and emotional truth between director and subject and audience.
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What every documentary filmmaker wants to learn is the creative processes behind those works which truly stand out from the crowd. This title explores the techniques of leading documentary directors whose groundbreaking work is followed by fans worldwide.
Main Description
Documentary filmmaking is soaring in popularity and becoming a critical part of public debate, provoking fierce advocacy for points of view on the major issues of our time. Documentary filmmakers, simply put, have enormous power to influence public opinion, consumer behavior, and, often, government policy. This unique book compiles the insights of twelve of the most successful and accomplished directors in the genre. It is a master class in technique and approach, exploring all the essential issues these directors confront in their unique craft: negotiating access, being part of the narrative, capturing actuality, dramatizing events, dealing with difficult contributors, and so on. The book offers an engaging insight into the techniques of fifteen leading documentary directors. Each filmmaker will address a key theme in directing, which speaks to their particular approach or body of work aas well as issues such as negotiating access, being part of the narrative, captuirng actuality, dramatising events, dealing with difficult contributors, and so on. The contributors are all leaders in the field whose groundbreaking work is followed by fans worldwide: Kevin Macdonald ( Touching the Void , One Day in September ), Nick Broomfield ( The Leader , His Driver and The Driver's Wife ), Martin Scorsese ( Shine a Light ), Paul Watson ( The Family , Malcolm and Barbara ), Molly Dineen ( Geri , The Lie of the Land ), Werner Herzog ( Grizzly Man ), Errol Morris ( The Fog of War ), Morgan Matthews ( Beautiful Young Minds , The Fallen ), Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), Brian Hill ( Feltham Sings ), and Ursula Macfarlane ( Breaking Up with the Joneses , Abortion: The Choice ).
Main Description
Interest in documentary filmmaking has never been greater. There are more documentaries now playing in mainstream cinemas than ever before, whilst documentaries on TV are enjoying a genuine renaissance - both in terms of popularity, and in terms of the interest and debate they provoke. The Documentary Masterclass offers an engaging insight into the techniques of ten leading documentary directors. Each filmmaker will address a key theme in directing, which speaks to their particular approach or body of work aas well as issues such as negotiating access, being part of the narrative, captuirng actuality, dramatising events, dealing with difficult contributors, and so on. The contributors are all leaders in the field, whose groundbreaking work is followed by fans worldwide: Kevin MacDonald (Touching the Void, One Day In September), Nick Broomfield (The Leader, The Driver, and The Driver's Wife), Martin Scorsese (Shine A Light), Paul Watson (The Family, Malcolm and Barbara), Molly Dineen (Geri, Lie of the Land), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), Errol Morris (Fog of War), Morgan Matthews (Beautiful Young Minds, The Fallen), Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans), Brian Hill (Feltham Sings), and Ursula MacFarlane (Breaking Up With The Joneses, The Choice).
Main Description
This Much Is True is a landmark volume about the art of directing documentaries, with contributions from some of the most eminent documentary filmmakers working today. Each chapter focuses on a particular element of the filmmaking process, and takes the form of an extended, personal and in-depth interview. Taken as a whole, the book represents a uniquely candid and well-informed account of what it means to make documentaries. Revealed through a series of in-depth interviews, the book uncovers diverse issues such as thinking in pictures, negotiating access, telling the truth, handling emotion, telling past-tense stories, dramatising events, the importance of humour, editing, music and character-led filmmaking. The methods and insight contained in this book will inspire visual artists everywhere, whether you are working on a high budget feature, a video journalism piece, or creating your own video blog on YouTube.The directors: Kevin MacDonald ( Touching the Void , One Day In September ), Nick Broomfield ( The Leader , The Driver , and The Driver's Wife ), Molly Dineen ( Geri , Lie of the Land ), Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), Brian Hill ( Feltham Sings ), Morgan Spurlock ( Supersize Me , Freakonomics ), Henry Singer ( 9/11 The Falling Man ) Julien Temple ( The Filth and the Fury ) James Marsh ( Man on Wire ) Marc Isaacs ( All White in Barking , Calais the Last Frontier ) Geoffrey Smith ( The English Surgeon ), Louise Osmond ( Deep Water ) Morgan Matthews ( Beautiful Young Minds , The Fallen ).
Main Description
This Much Is True is a landmark volume about the art of directing documentaries, with contributions from some of the most eminent documentary filmmakers working today, including Nick Broomfield, Andrew Jarecki, Kim Longinotto, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh and Albert Maysles.Each chapter focuses on a particular element of the filmmaking process, and takes the form of an in-depth and highly personal conversation, presented in unvarnished documentary form. Taken as a whole, the book represents a uniquely candid and well-informed account of what it takes and what it means to make documentaries.
Main Description
What every documentary filmmaker wants to learn is the creative processes behind those works which truly stand out from the crowd. The Documentary Masterclass explores the techniques of twelve leading documentary directors whose groundbreaking work is followed by fans worldwide. Revealed through a series of in-depth interviews, the book uncovers diverse issues such as thinking in pictures, negotiating access, telling the truth, handling emotion, telling past-tense stories, dramatising events, the importance of humour, editing, music and character-led filmmaking. The methods and insight contained in this book will inspire visual artists everywhere, whether you are working on a high budget feature, a video journalism piece, or creating your own video blog on YouTube. The directors: Kevin MacDonald (Touching the Void, One Day In September), Nick Broomfield (The Leader, The Driver, and The Driver's Wife), Molly Dineen (Geri, Lie of the Land), Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans), Brian Hill (Feltham Sings), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, Freakonomics), Henry Singer ( 9/11 The Falling Man) Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury) James Marsh (Man on Wire) Marc Isaacs (All White in Barking, Calais the Last Frontier) Geoffrey Smith (The English Surgeon) Louise Osmond (Deep Water) Morgan Matthews (Beautiful Young Minds, The Fallen). Learn from the greatest minds in the industry.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Exploring the worldp. 1
Telling the truthp. 22
Getting to the bottom of thingsp. 39
Thinking on your feetp. 61
Accessp. 75
Interviewsp. 96
Emotionp. 125
Making a pointp. 144
Thinking in picturesp. 162
Telling past-tense storiesp. 182
Making films funnyp. 209
Documentaries and musicp. 223
Character-led filmmakingp. 244
Editingp. 269
Afterwordp. 288
Indexp. 290
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