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Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries

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The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today's filmmaker

The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches-recording behavior and re-creating past events-and s
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 10th 2007 by Holt Paperbacks
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Natalie
A great book for any beginning documentarian. It is also useful as a review for experienced filmmakers. Hampfe writes in a very compelling and informative way, and the book is organized into clear categories. He also goes beyond the how of making a documentary and examines some of the controversies around the portrayal of truth in the genre.
Marie-jo
I have only read the intro and have skipped to the editing section because I am about to edit a huge and important project, but I can already tell that this book is very different than other practical books about documentary filmmaking I have read. It does not talk down to you. It speaks to you at your level, and incorporates practical advice from the author/filmmakers own film and experience (without sounding haughty and over confident about his own work.) I am truly impressed and am going to t ...more
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