Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen / Edition 3

Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen / Edition 3

by Sheila Curran Bernard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240812417

ISBN-13: 9780240812410

Pub. Date: 09/22/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240812410
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/22/2010
Pages:
386
Sales rank:
188,942
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Part I Understanding Story
Chapter 2 Story Basics Chapter 3 Finding the Story Chapter 4 Story Structure Chapter 5 Time on Screen Chapter 6 Creative Approach Chapter 7 Case Studies

Part II Working with Story
Chapter 8 Research Chapter 9 Planning Chapter 10 Selling Chapter 11 Shooting Chapter 12 Editing Chapter 13 Narration and Voice Over Chapter 14 Storytelling: A Checklist

Part III Talking about Story
Chapter 15 Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan Chapter 16 Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes Chapter 17 Ric Burns Chapter 19 Brett Culp Chapter 20 Alex Gibney Chapter 21 Susan Kim Chapter 22 James Marsh Chapter 23 Sam Pollard Chapter 24 Deborah Scranton

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

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