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Description - Documentary in Practice by Jane L. Chapman

Documentary in Practice provides a unique approach to practical documentary-making. Through fascinating analysis of real-life production situations, Jane Chapman shows the challenges and issues faced during the filmmaking process by a range of both well-known and up-and-coming documentary-makers. She also brings her own personal experience as a seasoned documentary producer and teacher to advise on how students can gain invaluable insight from these projects. 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: â how to connect visual approach to content idea â morality of camera presence â complaints and ethical challenges â legal issues and censorship â budgetary factors influencing choices â 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745636122
ISBN-10: 0745636128
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 180mm x 10mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane L. Chapman

Jane Chapman is Reader in Media Studies at the University of Lincoln.

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