Directing the Documentary

ISBN-10: 0240810899
ISBN-13: 9780240810898
Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Rabiger
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078

Directing the Documentary is a comprehensive manual that has inspired over 100,000 readers worldwide. If you are interested in making documentary films, everything you need technically and conceptually is here. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories. It shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. * Comprehensive manual on the creative, technical, and artistic aspects of directing; become an inspired director! * Includes dozens of practical exercises that demystify the complex process of making a documentary and make it achievable * Realistic advice and encouragement from a highly regarded filmmaker, mentor, and teacher to help you on your path

Fundamentals
You and Your Ideas
The Director's Role
Recognizing Your Artistic Identity
Developing Your Story Ideas
Proposing and Pitching a Short Documentary
Documentaries and Film Language
Documentary Language
Elements and Grammar
Preproduction
Research
Developing a Crew
Production
Camera Equipment
Lighting
Location Sound
Directing
Postproduction
Editing: From Start to Viewing the First Assembly
Editing: The Process of Refinement
Editing: From Fine Cut To Sound Mix
Titles and Acknowledgments
Advanced Issues
Documentary Aesthetics
Point of View
Time, Development, And Structure
Form, Control, and Style
Reenactment, Reconstruction, and Docudrama
Advanced Production Issues 7a Preproduction
Advanced Research
Values, Ethics, And Choices
The Advanced Documentary Proposal
Preparing To Direct 7b Production
Optics
Cameras and Camera Equipment
Location Sound
Organization, Crew, and Procedures
Advanced Directing
Conducting and Shooting Interviews 7c Postproduction
From Transcript To Film Script
Creating Narration
Using Music and Working with a Composer
Editing: Refinements and Structural Problems
Education and Starting Your Career
Education
From Film School To Film Industry
Glossary
Index

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