Making Documentary Films and Videos A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries

ISBN-10: 080508181X

ISBN-13: 9780805081817

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Barry Hampe

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The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker The second edition of "Making Documentary Films and Videos" fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches--recording behavior and re-creating past events--and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make. The second edition includes - a discussion of truth, "reality," and honesty in the current filmmaking environment - new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking - an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal, treatment, and script - an exhaustive list of resources
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Douglas College, which is part of Rutgers University. She was working as a secretary for a temporary employment agency when she sold her first romance novel, Hero at Large, which was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She went on to write 12 romances in five years using her real name before beginning to write mysteries. Her first mystery novel, One for the Money, became the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. Her title in this series, Top Secret Twenty-One, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. She is also the author of the Alex Barnaby series, A Between-the-Numbers Novel series, Lizzy and Diesel series, and Full series with Charlotte Hughes. She has also written several books with Lee Goldberg including The Heist and The Chase.Barry Hampe, author of Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos, is a writer-director and film/video teacher who has made more than 150 documentaries and information videos. He has also owned production companies in Philadelphia, Honolulu, and Las Vegas.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
What is a Documentary?
It Looks So Easy
What Is a Documentary?
What Is Not a Documentary?
A Little History (or How Things Got This Way)
Planning Your Documentary
Steps in Producing a Documentary
The Documentary Idea
Documenting Behavior
Documenting an Event with the Outcome Unknown
Remembering People and Events
What will you Show?
Visual Evidence
B-roll as Illustration, Metaphor, and Visual Wallpaper
A Short Sermon About Interviews
Well, What About Reality?
The Growing Problem of Credibility
Documentary Ethics
Writing a Documentary
Documentary Writing
Proposal and Treatment
The Script
Filming a Documentary
Preproduction Planning
Recording Sound
Directing People Who Are Not Actors
Selecting and Directing Actors
Conducting an Interview
Verisimilitude in Documentary
Working on Location
Preparation for Post
Editing a Documentary
Finishing the Production
Final Thoughts
Getting There
Useful Organizations and Websites
The Documentary Crew
Treatment for Travels of a T-Shirt
Treatment for A Young Child Is...
U.S.S. Perry Script Treatment
U.S.S. Perry Script for Act One
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