Synopses & Reviews
A filmmaker takes readers behind the lens in a series of candid interviews with creators of some of the most influential documentaries of our time. Filmmakers, film students, documentary makers for film and television, and lovers of pop culture will hear, in the filmmakers own words, the challenges and triumphs faced in making documentaries. Firsthand knowledge is shared on such topics as how the documentary process differs from making fictional films, storytelling technique, ethical boundaries, funding, film festivals, and much more. Industry leaders and award-winning filmmakers interviewed include: Ross McElwee, Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Bruce Sinofsky, Liz Garbus, DA Pennebaker, Chris Hedegus, Allie Light and Nick Broomfield. This reference provides insight into some of the most potent and best-known documentary work done in recent years
Some of the most influential filmmakers of modern times - D. A. Pennebaker, Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Liz Garbus, Nick Broomfield, and many more - share their experiences in Documentary Filmmakers Speak, a fascinating behind-the-lens look at the contemporary documentary. Film professionals, film students, and fans of pop culture will enjoy learning more about the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking from people who have made some of the best-known documentaries of recent years. You'll discover intriguing, one-on-one interviews on topics such as storytelling techniques, funding, ethical boundaries, and what separates their genre from fictional films, as well as remarkable insights into what makes the documentary one of cinema's most exciting and rapidly growing forms.
In this fascinating behind-the-lens look at the contemporary documentary, some of the most influential filmmakers of modern times -- including D. A. Pennebaker, Albert Maysles, and Susan Froemke share their views on storytelling techniques, funding, ethics, and more.
About the Author
Liz Stubbs is a writer/producer with a growing specialty in independent film. She has produced and written for a wide variety of film projects, has contributed to film and video publications, and has worked as an editor and reporter for the news media. She is working on several feature film projects. She lives in Roswell Georgia.