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Documentary Filmmaking: Tips from the Trenches - Using interviews with seasoned filmmakers (Richard Berge, Nick Dobb, D.A. Pennebaker and Michael Skolnik), you'll hear from these experts about how to go from an idea to a finished project.
In addition, you'll get input from young. upcoming filmmakers who share their experiences and insights into the business. Many topics are covered: The idea, writing, scripting, editing, legal and ethical problems, financial and distribution issues are explored. It comes complete with a study guide.
Subjects Covered Include
Introduction to Documentary Film
What is a Documentary, Why Documentary Matters, Why they make films, A Student of Film
Finding Good Stories, Finding Good People, Story into Film, First Person Perspective
Shooting & Editing
Sound & Picture, Editing, Screening your Rough Cut
Releases & Clearances, Fair Use, Music
General Ethics, Specific Ethics
Financial & Distribution
Getting Your Film Made, Getting Your Film Out There
In the Box
First Light Video DVD: Documentary Filmmaking: Tips from the Trenches