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Documentary storytelling for video and filmmakers

Author: Sheila Curran Bernard
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written for anyone working in documentary films, whether as producer, director, writer, editor, cinematographer, researcher, or production executive, Documentary Storytelling offers practical advice for all stages of production, including proposal writing, shooting, and editing. The book is filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of some of today's top documentarians, many
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Curran Bernard
ISBN: 0240805399 9780240805399
OCLC Number: 58834927
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Story basics --
Documentary storytelling --
Structure --
Manipulating time --
Approach --
Research --
Pitching and proposal writing --
Outlines, treatments, and scripts --
Casting --
Shooting --
Editing --
Narration --
Storytelling : a checklist --
Ric Burns --
Jon Else --
Susan Froemke --
Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher --
Sam Pollard --
Kenn Rabin --
Susanne Simpson.
Responsibility: Sheila Curran Bernard.

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Story and structure are the most important tools to create memorable, compelling films. This guide shows how to make stronger, more compelling documentaries through improved storytelling techniques.  Read more...

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"It takes you through the fundamentals of storytelling and narrative structure from the three-act structure to developing separate narrative threads in a lively and articulate way." - Focus magazine Read more...

 
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