Directing the Documentary
The Third Edition of Directing the Documentary, like the previous two, guides the reader through the process of making a work for the screen. This includes the real problems of researching and focusing a documentary film or video idea, of developing a crew, of directing the crew and participants, and of maintaining control during shooting. It guides the reader through the complex evolutionary process of post-production, when the film's true characteristics can really begin to emerge and assert themselves.
Up-to-date with examples of significant new films and new projects, it is written in conversational, non-technical language, treating the reader as a colleague in search of clearly explained knowledge. The author, a veteran filmmaker and teacher shares anecdotes from his own professional experience where they usefully illustrate ideas, principles, or pitfalls.
*A Focal classic
*Includes examples from well-known films and projects
*Features projects that guide the reader through all phases of creating a professional-quality documentary