Directing the Documentary
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. 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...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 648 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Focal Press
(first published February 1987)
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This is really helpful thus far. This is being used as the main text in a class that is studying dialects of English in Texas. By the end of the semester, each crew will have filmed, edited, and presented a 5-10 minuted documentary. This book is invaluable, providing crucial information and tips on all aspects of the process.
Rabiger has written THE book on documentary making! The breadth of its information is such that you can even use much of what he says for fiction filmmaking. However, if documentary filmmaking is an area you want to work successfully in then you have to read this book!
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.
Jul 19, 2012 Hugo Resendiz rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Ayuda mucho en dar motivacion al director de documentales y tiene lo fundamental de informacion basica para aprender, asi como muchas ligas a temas interesantes en la red y muchos ejercicios practicos muy interesantes.