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Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos

Author: Alan Rosenthal
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Talks about storytelling - how to tell great and moving stories about fascinating people, whether they be villains or heroes. This book reconsiders how one approaches documentary filmmaking in the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenthal, Alan, 1936-
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607742018
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Rosenthal
ISBN: 9780809327423 0809327422
OCLC Number: 74915747
Description: xvi, 418 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. From idea to first draft --
2. Clearing the decks --
3. Getting to work --
4. Writing the proposal --
5. Research --
6. Shaping the film --
7. Beginning the first draft --
8. Completing the first draft --
pt. 2. Preproduction --
9. Budge and contract --
10. Preproduction survey --
pt. 3. Production --
11. The director prepares --
12. Directing the interview --
13. On location --
pt. 4. Postproduction --
14. Editing --
15. Writing the final narration --
16. Finishing the film --
pt. 5. Special cases --
17. Making your first film --
18. Cinema verité --
19. Documentary drama --
20. The history documentary --
21. Family films --
22. Industrial and public relations films --
23. Staying alive : the producer's role --
24. Conclusion : problems and challenges --
Appendix. Budget for a one-hour documentary, 'Peace process.'
Responsibility: Alan Rosenthal.
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"I can hardly praise this book enough. Should every documentary student read it? Certainly. Should every documentary filmmaker, no matter how experienced they are, read it? Certainly." - Film Read more...

 
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