Documentary films are directed, not just edited from random shots. They are also planned, as this nine-part book shows, taking the reader through pre- and post-production of a series of documentary Directing the Documentary. Michael Rabiger. Tens of thousands of readers have benefited from Michael Rabiger's classic text on documentary filmmaking, now updated to reflect the revolutionary switch to digital video equipment and software.
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You will learn how to research and focus a documentary film or video idea, develop a crew, direct the crew, maintain control during shooting, and oversee postproduction. Practical Tens of thousands of readers have benefited from Michael Rabiger's classic text on documentary filmmaking, now updated to reflect the revolutionary switch to digital video equipment and software. Practical work is emphasized, with dozens of exercises and questionnaires to help focus your ideas and give you hands-on practice.
The documentary is treated as an important genre in its own right, as well as a useful prelude to directing feature films. The fourth edition is a significant update. The book's emphasis has always been on concrete steps you can take to become a documentary filmmaker, and there are loads of new projects to help, along with assessment tables that allow you to gauge your progress. In addition, there is new material on location sound, the reality TV trend, top documentaries to see, and more.
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Be the first to ask a question about Directing the Documentary. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Directing the Documentary. May 15, Steev Hise rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: documentary filmmakers. Shelves: filmmaking , own-it. This is a must if you want to make documentaries.
Aug 19, Raul Cuevas rated it really liked it. A very interesting book that begins by introducing the various reasons behind a director's choice of footage in a documentary. Not only does it give us a glimpse into the reasons and ideas behind the documentary, but of the implications this may have on the audience. It talks about the risks the director takes while developing a documentary, and how the documentary displays a "false truth" as the footage that is being documented does not always convey to the audience the scope of the situation o A very interesting book that begins by introducing the various reasons behind a director's choice of footage in a documentary.
It talks about the risks the director takes while developing a documentary, and how the documentary displays a "false truth" as the footage that is being documented does not always convey to the audience the scope of the situation or the problem. It manages to make the reader think and reflect on what the reasons for creating a documentary are and how this goal can be achieved, as well as explaining that a documentary can be hard to pull off and that the success behind a documentary depends a lot on the audience it is trying to reach.
Sep 04, Richard Zake rated it really liked it. After my two docs did win awards and get televised, my partner and I formed Chicago Film Works. We value his opinion so highly because his methods are sound…they work. A must read for any documentarian and a must lifetime book for any filmmaker. I started reading the Fourth Edition from our local library. I loved the material so much I decided to buy a copy. The Fifth Edition completely updates the material and divides it into Beginner and Advanced sections.
Awesome material. I'm definitely learning a lot. Recommended to Amanda Michelle by: judy hoffman - my documentary production professor. Shelves: film-visuals. Mar 24, Bella rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Jul 24, Aly Zhang rated it really liked it. Great book on how to make a documentary, speaking from an academic and practical point of view. Aug 19, Mikel Zabaleta rated it it was amazing.
El documental es la imagen creativa de la actualidad. Son las diferentes El documental es la imagen creativa de la actualidad. Y se presentan en mitos, leyendas, sagas… esos son los elementos fundamentales de este tipo de videos. Siempre va unido a una causa efecto. Ese es el objetivo general. Son trabajos objetivos, pero suelen estar guiados por puntos de vista diferentes. Se usan testimonios de ambos lados, que se contradicen para hacernos pensar. El primer impacto del video tiene que ser directo para ganar a la audiencia.
Tiene que ganar la audiencia con con sentimientos y verdades morales de la vida, entrando en la cabeza y hacienda pensar.
Estos videos valen para abrir la mente y emociones de la audiencia, y se intenta implantar una verdad en las mentes. Para ello los montajes deben de ser profesionales. Existen dos tipos de ediciones, el lineal, y el no lineal digital.
El primero ya casi no se usa, en cambio el Segundo es el que esta a la orden del dia. En pocas palabras Los documentales son nuestras formas de ver la vida, y se pueden hacer sobre personas, sitios, ideas, cuestiones o preguntas, o sentimientos. Son causas y efectos, y maneras de ver la vida. Es este el arte del documental. Aug 18, Juan Carlos added it. Es la manera en la que una persona ordinaria puede tocar temas de gran relevancia para la sociedad. Es decir, similar a lo que sucede en un juicio legal, siendo el espectador el jurado.
Nos invita a documentar nuestra vida, pensamientos y preguntas. Aug 18, Ma. Aug 18, Roberto Trejo rated it liked it. Se desmenuza la toma de decisiones y los sacrificios que se hacen en algunos aspectos para conseguir un producto final satisfactorio. Una mala toma de decisiones en ese sentido puede resultar en crear una obra tendenciosa que falle en mostrar en su totalidad todos los aspectos del tema del que trata el documental a su audiencia; con lo que puede "fracasar" el intento de comunicar el director.
El autor es eficiente con los temas que cubre. Aug 17, Mariahenim rated it really liked it. Un tema que, a base de aproximarse desde su propio punto de vista, queda impregnado por su propia personalidad y subjetividad. Como directores podemos ser provocativos, podemos y debemos dejarnos llevar por nuestras emociones. Pero sobretodo, debemos ser justos. Aug 19, Gaizka. Lo que un documentalista cuenta en un documental es una historia que a sucedido.
Todos estos pasajes se narraran y se contaran en un presente. Este tipo de trabajos tiene como objetivo el cambio. Se hacen para conseguir algo.
Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition
The shear volume of books, online courses, podcasts, and How-to Youtube videos that are out there for the indie filmmaker who producers narrative film is probably in the cajillions. However, the amount of material available for the indie filmmaker who is producing documentary work, pales in comparison. We were honoured to have a discussion with Michael Rabiger on this weeks podcast. In this episode I provide you will a list of documentary film books that I believe to be essential, or certainly potentially highly beneficial. What more can I say about this book?
60 – ‘Directing the Documentary’ with Michael Rabiger
Directing the Documentary. Michael Rabiger. Directing the Documentary is a comprehensive manual that has inspired over , 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.