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.