Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos

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Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos

Revised Edition

Alan Rosenthal

Southern Illinois University Press
Carbondale and Edwardsville

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preamble: Preface to the First Edition ix
  • Preface to the Revised Edition xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part I - From Idea to First Draft 5
  • 2 - Clearing the Decks 7
  • 3 - Getting to Work 14
  • 4 - Writing the Proposal 25
  • 5 - Research 37
  • 6 - Shaping the Film 45
  • 7 - Beginning the First Draft 65
  • 8 - Completing the First Draft 77
  • Part II - Preproduction 103
  • 9 - Budget and Contract 105
  • 10 - Preproduction 118
  • Part III - Production 131
  • 11 - The Director Prepares 133
  • 12 - Directing the Interview 143
  • 13 - On Location 154
  • Part IV - Postproduction 163
  • 14 - Editing 165
  • 15 - Writing the Final Narration 181
  • 16 - Finishing the Film 214
  • Part V - Special Cases 221
  • 17 - Cinema Verite 223
  • 18 - Documentary Drama 233
  • 19 - The Historical Documentary 251
  • 20 - Industrial and Public Relations Films 259
  • 21 - Staying Alive 270
  • 22 - Conclusion: Problems and Challenges 281
  • Selected Bibliography Index 289
  • Selected Bibliography 291
  • Index 293
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