Documentary in Practice: Filmmakers and Production Choices
February 2007, Polity
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Throughout this compelling text, a variety of producers past and present provide their inside project stories and production records, including scripts, fundraising proposals, budgets, diagrams, post-production records and reviews. Across continents, every project and its makers are different whether they are famous names from the canon', television freelances, art-house directors, documentary-maker activists or first-time filmmakers but they all face a range of challenges:
- how to connect visual approach to content idea
- morality of camera presence
- complaints and ethical challenges
- legal issues and censorship
- budgetary factors influencing choices
- conflict with commissioning editors
All students of media studies as well as aspiring documentary-makers will find this book a refreshing introduction to the choices available for filmmaking and the issues that may emerge during the process.