Documentary Filmmakers Speak

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581152364
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,016,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 The Road to Realism 1
Ch. 2 Albert Maysles: Father of Direct Cinema 3
Ch. 3 Susan Froemke: Celebrating the Craft 21
Ch. 4 D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus: Engineering Nonfiction Cinema 41
Ch. 5 Ken Burns: Emotional Archaeologist 69
Ch. 6 Ross McElwee: Personal Journeyman 93
Ch. 7 Liz Garbus: Confronting Humanity 109
Ch. 8 Nick Broomfield: Modern Adventurer 127
Ch. 9 Joe Berlinger: Journalist Storyteller 141
Ch. 10 Bruce Sinofsky: Experiential Filmmaking: Bringing Us into the Story 161
Ch. 11 Irving Saraf: Recreating Emotions 181
Ch. 12 Allie Light: Searching for Metaphor 195
Ch. 13 Barbara Kopple: Through the Lens Fearlessly 209
Index 221
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