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Focal Press Documentary Storytelling (3rd Edition)

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Product Highlights
  • Author - Sheila Bernard
  • Documentary Media-making - Storytelling
  • Ethical/Effective Non-fiction films
  • Comprehensive Advice - Production Stages
  • Case Studies/Conversations
  • Special Interview Chapters
  • Updated New-film Based Discussions
  • Suited to Cinema Verite/Archival History

The Documentary Storytelling (3rd Edition) book available from Focal Press is written by Emmy and Peabody-award winning filmmaker and consultant, Sheila Bernard. Drawing on her extensive teaching and filmmaking experience, the author focuses on storytelling, the most important aspect of documentary filmmaking.

Efficiently leveraging the element to drama and providing insight on how to amalgamate it with the non-fictional and veracious nature of documentary cinemas, the 3rd edition of Documentary Filmmaking offers practical advice on producing ethical and effective non-fiction films. You are provided with comprehensive information about every production stage involved in the creation of documentaries, right from research to shooting and the subsequent editing.

Updated to suit the contemporary age of cinema, the 3rd edition of Documentary Storytelling includes case studies and conversations with eminent personalities from the filmmaking arena. You can assemble important knowledge via special new interviews by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), James Marsh (Man on Wire), and Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes).

New film-based discussions on films like “Waltz with Bashir” and “Why We Fight” provide documentary filmmakers an in-depth overview of the modern documentary filmmaking domain. The 3rd edition of Documentary Filmmaking has been translated into Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese, and is suitable for all kinds of documentary filmmaking such cinéma vérité or archival history irrespective of the budget.

Written by Sheila Bernard (Emmy and Peabody-award winning filmmaker and consultant)
Focuses on the most important aspect of documentary filmmaking - storytelling
Leverages the element to drama, and provides insight on how to amalgamate it with the non-fictional and veracious nature of documentary cinemas
Offers practical advice on producing ethical and effective non-fiction films
Provides comprehensive information about every production stage involved in the creation of documentaries, right from research to shooting and the subsequent editing
Includes case studies and conversations with eminent personalities from the filmmaking arena
Includes special new interviews by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), James Marsh (Man on Wire), and Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes)
Provides new film-based discussions on films like "Waltz with Bashir" and "Why We Fight"
Translations available in Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese
Suitable for all kinds of documentary filmmaking such cinéma vérité or archival history irrespective of the budget
Subject Documentary Filmmaking - Storytelling
Author Sheila Bernard
Edition Third
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 386
ISBN Number 978-0-240-81241-0
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published August 2010

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