"While there are many books about the technical basics of documentary film production, none of them integrate so thoroughly the artistic intention at the heart of great direction with the means of realization in pre-production, the field and the editing room...Great directing is equally a matter of heart and soul as much as technical knowledge. This idea is prevalent throughout Rabiger's book." - Ray Zone, International Documentary Magazine
"What makes this book so valuable is that the author consistently searches for the philosophical underpinnings of his art and never gets lost in the technical processes of filmmaking." - Jonathan Luskin, Flying Moose Pictures, San Francisco
"The book's greatest strength is the emphasis on documentary filmmaking as a creative, storytelling process....It supplies more in the way of an ethical foundation for the young filmmaker than any other title on the market." - Phil Hopper, Director, Theatre and Media Arts Program, Marymount College of Fordham University
"Intelligent and artfully written, Directing the Documentary should enjoy a place of prominence in the library of every documentary videomaker." - Videomaker magazine
"...what really makes this book so valuable is that the author is just so inspiring. Rabiger writes with such enthusiasm that even the most nervous would-be documentary maker is encouraged. But this is not the extent of his audience as this text is also highly relevant and impassioning to the seasoned pro...This text is inspirational, accessible, filled with useful filmic references and snippets of advice...This updated 4th edition really is a must for anyone with an interest in documentary filmmaking." - POV2 Journal
"Skim and scan this one? Nope! Read it cover to cover? Absolutely! Not since I read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has a book been the cause of forcing me to rethink things as much as this one. For those either making documentaries or thinking about it, this is the book to get." - Steve Douglas, underwater videographer and writer for kenstone.net
"I read Michael Rabiger's Directing the Documentary which contains a list of not-to-miss American documentaries and Thin Blue Line is among them, as well as other films that depict wrongful incarcerations, such as Murder on a Sunday Morning."--PBS.com's blog "Doc Soup"From the Publisher:
Directing the Documentary is a comprehensive manual that has inspired over 100,000 readers worldwide. If you are interested in making documentary films, everything you need technically and conceptually is here. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career.
Directing the Documentary covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills.
Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories. It shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style.
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Descripción Focal Press, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: BOOK ONE: FUNDAMENTALS PART I You and Your Ideas Chapter 1 The Director's Role Chapter 2 Recognizing Your Artistic Identity Chapter 3 Developing Your Story Ideas Chapter 4 Proposing and Pitching a Short Documentary PART II: Documentaries and Film Language Chapter 5 Documentary Language Chapter 6 Elements and Grammar PART III: Preproduction Chapter 7 Research Chapter 8 Developing a Crew PART IV: Production Chapter 9 Camera Equipment Chapter 10 Lighting Chapter 11 Location Sound Chapter 12 Directing PART V: Postproduction Chapter 13 Editing: From Start to Viewing the First Assembly Chapter 14 Editing: The Process of Refinement Chapter 15 Editing: From Fine Cut To Sound Mix Chapter 16 Titles and Acknowledgments BOOK TWO: ADVANCED ISSUES Part VI: Documentary Aesthetics Chapter 17 Point of View Chapter 18 Time, Development, And Structure Chapter 19 Form, Control, and Style Chapter 20 Reenactment, Reconstruction, and Docudrama PART VII: Advanced Production Issues 7a Preproduction Chapter 21 Advanced Research Chapter 22 Values, Ethics, And Choices Chapter 23 The Advanced Documentary Proposal Chapter 24 Preparing To Direct 7b Production Chapter 25 Optics Chapter 26 Cameras and Camera Equipment Chapter 27 Location Sound Chapter 28 Organization, Crew, and Procedures Chapter 29 Advanced Directing Chapter 30 Conducting and Shooting Interviews 7c Postproduction Chapter 31 From Transcript To Film Script Chapter 32 Creating Narration Chapter 33 Using Music and Working with a Composer Chapter 34 Editing: Refinements and Structural Problems PART VIII Education and Starting Your Career Chapter 35 Education Chapter 36 From Film School To Film Industry Glossary Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0240810899