Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries by Barry HampeThe classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for todays 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
• 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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Making documentaries is one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors you can be involved in. Whether you're at the beginning of your journey looking for documentary ideas , or you're in the middle of production seeking videography tips , lighting tips or interviewing tips , or just trying to figure out how to write a script , making documentaries is a wonderful adventure. Start with a subject that excites you. Make a documentary you're passionate about and makes sense to YOU. Need help finding a story idea? Learn everything you can about your documentary subject.
I had interviewed thousands of people, so I knew how to do that. I had edited and produced hundreds of videos, so I knew how to tell a story. Here are some top lessons I learned with my first feature documentary project. A trailer is also a wonderful tool for building an audience and creating buzz. Answering these questions helps you determine the content, tone, style and length of your documentary. Make sure to include an e-mail sign-up form on your site.
If you are looking for ways on how to make a documentary, you're in the right place. I worked in television news for seven years. Here's what I.
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Michael Moore. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies. If you want to make a political speech, you can join a party, you can hold a rally. If you want to give a sermon, you can go to the seminary, you can be a preacher. If you want to give a lecture, you can be a teacher. You have chosen to be filmmakers and to use the form of Cinema.