This is a comprehensive, advice-packed handbook to the world of low-budget, DIY documentary filmmaking - filled with interviews and case studies. Documentary films have enjoyed a huge resurgence over the last few years, and there's a new generation of filmmakers wanting to get involved. In addition, the digital revolution has made documentaries even more accessible to the general filmmaker. This brand new, fully-updated edition of "The Documentary Film Makers Handbook" features incisive and helpful interviews with dozens of industry professionals, on subjects as diverse as interview techniques, the NBC News Archive, music rights, setting up your own company, the Film Arts Foundation, pitching your proposal, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Documentary Channel, the British Film Council, camera hire, filmmaking ethics, and online marketing and distribution. The book also includes in-depth case studies of some of the most successful and acclaimed documentary films of recent years, including "The Cove", "Babies", "At the Edge of the World", "Last Train Home" and many more.
"The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, 2nd Edition" is an essential resource for anyone who wants to know more about breaking into this exciting field.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 738 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
It reads much more like you got the chance to pick the brains of people who have been there. There are a ton of absolutely fantastic interviews from really interesting people in this book. These give you a real inside track on the entire process, each from a unique perspective. You get to feel the interviewee's triumphs and and their struggles. While all of the interviews are informative, some go the extra mile and add interesting personal stories, many of which are quite funny -- David Indish * Bricks of the Dead *