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Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen

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Updated and improved, with new case studies and conversations with award-winning filmmakers including Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), James Marsh (Man on Wire), and Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes).

Documentary Storytelling has reached filmmakers and filmgoers worldwide with its unique focus on the single most important aspect of documentary media-making: storytelling. Drawing on the narrative tools of the creative writer, the unique strengths of a visual and aural media, and the power of real-world content truthfully presented, Documentary Storytelling offers advice for producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers seeking to make ethical and effective nonfiction films, and for those who use these films to educate, inform, and inspire. Special interview chapters explore storytelling as practiced by renowned producers, directors, and editors. This third edition has been updated and expanded, with discussion of newer films including Waltz with Bashir and Why We Fight.

* Storytelling techniques are one of the most powerful tools in the documentary filmmaker's arsenal-learn how to harness them with this book

* Top documentary filmmakers provide their storytelling strategies

* Covers a wide range of documentary styles

Synopsis:

Now updated with new case studies and conversations with award-winning filmmakers, "Documentary Storytelling" offers advice for producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers seeking to make ethical and effective nonfiction films.

Synopsis:

Offering practical advice for ever state of production, Documentary Storytelling is filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of a range of filmmakers, both emerging and established. Special interview chapters explore storytelling as practiced by David Guggenheim, Jon Else, Nicholas Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and others. This third edition has been updated and expanded, with a look at newer and internationally-distributed films. It also features new coverage of financing and budgeting in the world of digital distribution of documentary films and the troubles that young filmmakers face as a result.

* Storytelling techniques are one of the most powerful tools in the documentary filmmaker's arsenal-learn how to harness them with this book

* Top documentary filmmakers provide their storytelling strategies

* Covers a wide range of documentary styles

About the Author

Sheila Curran Bernard is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and the author of Documentary Storytelling, a best selling guide to story and structure in nonfiction filmmaking, and , a guide to using archival footage and material in films. Her archival film credits include the series Eyes on the Prize, I’ll Make Me a World, This Far By Faith, America’s War on Poverty, and School, for which she also co-wrote the companion book. She has taught at Princeton University and Westbrook College and recently joined the faculty of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

She has taught at Princeton University and Westbrook College and recently joined the faculty of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I Understanding Story: Story Basics; Finding the Story; Story Structure; Time on Screen; Creative Approach; Case Studies

Part II Working with Story: Research; Planning; Selling; Shooting; Editing; Narration and Voice Over; Storytelling: A Checklist

Part III Talking about Story: Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan; Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes; Ric Burns; Brett Culp; Alex Gibney; Susan Kim; James Marsh; Sam Pollard; Deborah Scranton

Part IV Additional Material: Sources and Notes; Films; About the Author; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240812410
Author:
Bernard, Sheila Curran
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Documentary films -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Documentary films -- Authorship.
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Now updated with new case studies and conversations with award-winning filmmakers, "Documentary Storytelling" offers advice for producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers seeking to make ethical and effective nonfiction films.
"Synopsis" by , Offering practical advice for ever state of production, Documentary Storytelling is filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of a range of filmmakers, both emerging and established. Special interview chapters explore storytelling as practiced by David Guggenheim, Jon Else, Nicholas Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and others. This third edition has been updated and expanded, with a look at newer and internationally-distributed films. It also features new coverage of financing and budgeting in the world of digital distribution of documentary films and the troubles that young filmmakers face as a result.

* Storytelling techniques are one of the most powerful tools in the documentary filmmaker's arsenal-learn how to harness them with this book

* Top documentary filmmakers provide their storytelling strategies

* Covers a wide range of documentary styles

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