Documentary Storytelling: Making Stronger and More Dramatic Nonfiction Films (Paperback)
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Short Description for Documentary Storytelling With the growing popularity of documentaries in global media marketplace, demand for powerful storytelling has never been greater. This guide offers advice for various stages of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing, and applies it to diverse film styles, from verite and personal narrative to archival histories.
- Published: 03 December 2007
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780240808758 ISBN 10: 0240808754
- Sales rank: 246,309
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Full description for Documentary Storytelling
"Documentary Storytelling" offers a unique in-depth look at story and structure as applied not to Hollywood fiction, but to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. With the growing popularity of documentaries in today's global media marketplace, demand for powerful and memorable storytelling has never been greater. This practical guide offers advice for every stage of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing, and applies it to diverse subjects and film styles, from verite and personal narrative to archival histories and more. Filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of some of today's top documentarians, "Documentary Storytelling" includes special interview chapters with Ric Burns, Jon Else, Nick Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and other film professionals. This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including "Super Size Me", "Murderball", "So Much So Fast", and "When the Levees Broke". 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 in this title. It covers a wide range of documentary styles.