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Capturing reality : the art of documentary

Author: Michelle van BeusekomPepita FerrariJennifer BaichwalNational Film Board of Canada.Super Channel (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. Features interviews with 38 directors and 163 clips of scenes from classic films plus a bonus disc with over four hours of additional filmmaker interviews.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle van Beusekom; Pepita Ferrari; Jennifer Baichwal; National Film Board of Canada.; Super Channel (Firm); Documentary Channel (Television network); Writers Guild of Canada.; First-Run Features (Firm)
OCLC Number: 429534092
Language Note: English and some French with English subtitles, and optional French subtitles; menus in English or French; closed captioned in English or French.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Filmmakers; Topics (Getting started --Exploring the genre -- Planning & preparation -- Relationships -- Truth, perspective & ethics -- The shoot -- Sound -- Editing -- Final thoughts & anecdotes).
Credits: Cinematographer, Marc Gadoury ; editor, Barbara Brown ; music, Robert M. Lepage.
Performer(s): Interviewees, Jennifer Baichwal and 37 other documentary film directors.
Target Audience: Board of Film Censors, Singapore: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (337 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby surround.
Contents: disc 1. Feature (97 min.) --
disc 2. Bonus material (240 min.).
Other Titles: Art du réel :
Responsibility: a National Film Board of Canada production ; produced in association with Super Channel, Documentary, Writers Guild of Canada ; producer, Michelle Van Beusekom ; director & writer, Pepita Ferrari.

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An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. Features interviews with 38 directors and 163 clips of scenes from classic films plus a bonus disc with over four hours of additional filmmaker interviews.

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