Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events
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Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events

by Barry Hampe
     
 

Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary--recording behavior and re-creating past events—and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all

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Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary--recording behavior and re-creating past events—and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.

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From the Publisher

“Clear, informative, and a valuable resource that combines professional expertise with personal experience.” —Betsy McLane, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Documentary Association

“A thoroughly researched and informative guide for new documentary makers.” —Pat Mitchell, President, Turner Original Productions

School Library Journal
YAA comprehensive and well-written introduction for aspiring filmmakers. Every aspect of production is covered, from conceptualizing an idea to seeking distributors for the final product. Technical aspects of video and film equipment are touched upon, but are not covered to such a degree that they become laborious. For instance, the subject of lighting, which could easily be a book unto itself, is addressed in a few pages. A filmography of classic documentaries and an appendix describing how to join the International Documentary Association are included. An invaluable tool for future producers and an excellent title to supplement videography and film-production classes.John Kiefman, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805044515
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,198,665
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Hampe, writer-director and film/video teacher has made more than 150 documentaries and information videos and has owned production companies in Philadelphia, Honolulu, and Las Vegas.

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