Documentary in the Digital Age [NOOK Book]

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If you want to learn from the leading lights of today's revolution in documentary filmmaking Maxine Baker has written the guide you need to own. You'll discover the many different and innovative approaches to documentary form and style arising from the use of innovative new technology. A tribute to the mavericks of creativity, inside you will find interviews and advice from groundbreaking documentary makers from the UK, USA and Europe as well as extensive listings of useful worldwide contacts and organisations. ...
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Documentary in the Digital Age

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Overview

If you want to learn from the leading lights of today's revolution in documentary filmmaking Maxine Baker has written the guide you need to own. You'll discover the many different and innovative approaches to documentary form and style arising from the use of innovative new technology. A tribute to the mavericks of creativity, inside you will find interviews and advice from groundbreaking documentary makers from the UK, USA and Europe as well as extensive listings of useful worldwide contacts and organisations. Any and every fan of the documentary will experience anew the passion and wonder of the Factual Film.

Published review:

"This is a must-have insight into modern documentary; the principles that govern it and the conventions it often breaks. It deserves a place on the shelves of film commissioners, film students and documentary consumers as prominent as the place these documentary filmmakers have carved for themselves on our screens." - www.shootingpeople.org

If you want to learn from the leading lights of today's revolution in documentary filmmaking Maxine Baker has written the guide you need to own. You'll discover the many different and innovative approaches to documentary form and style arising from the use of innovative new technology. A tribute to the mavericks of creativity, inside you will find interviews and advice from groundbreaking documentary makers from the UK, USA and Europe as well as extensive listings of useful worldwide contacts and organisations. Any and every fan of the documentary will experience anew the passion and wonder of the Factual Film. Learn from in-depth interviews with some of today's most respected and influential documentary filmmakers

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'Maxine Baker's book...could not come at a better time. Features interesting interviews with nonfiction moviemakers whose work you might not be as familiar with....This book serves as the perfect read for both the aspiring documentarian and the avid doc fan.' - MovieMaker magazine

"This is a must-have insight into modern documentary; the principles that govern it and the conventions it often breaks. It deserves a place on the shelves of film commissioners, film students and documentary consumers as prominent as the place these documentary filmmakers have carved for themselves on our screens." - www.shootingpeople.org

'Maxine Baker's inspiring analysis and discussion of an important selection of contemporary documentary filmmakers and their work is going to make this book essential reading for all my documentary students.'
Dr Erik Knudsen, Programme Director, MA in Television Documentary Production, University of Salford, UK

'I just hope that the younger filmmakers will read this book. Inspired, they will reject those followers of format and in so doing bloom and excite their audience with their own innovative and authored way of representing documentary life.' - Royal Television Society Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136054259
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Visiting senior tutor in the Documentary department at the National Film and Television School, UK, and visiting Professor at the Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba. She has produced documentaries for Channel Four, the Scottish Arts Council, Granada TV and independently. Maxine was formerly Director/Chief Executive of the Scottish Film Council and Head of Documentaries and Commissioning Editor for Factual Programmes at Scottish Television.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : life on the run
1 Errol Morris : American iconoclast 1
2 Nicolas Philibert : French sensibility 27
3 Paul Watson : influential innovator 55
4 Pawel Pawlikowski : Eastern European analysis 78
5 Kevin Macdonald : Oscar-winning polymath 102
6 Norma Percy : popular television history 123
7 Brian Hill : the musical documentary 150
8 Victor Kossakovsky : the Dogme from St. Petersburg 177
9 Sean Langan : journalist with a camera 193
10 Clive Gordon : the Berlin aesthetic 212
11 Sean McAllister : director/cameraman with attitude 232
12 Maxine Baker : lessons for life - some of the things I have learned about making documentaries 255
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