This accessible guide for the classroom and living room provides step-by-step instructions on how to create professional-looking, exciting documentaries. Written for people without prior video production experience, the book offers an overview of documentary filmmaking and its elements, basic production concepts and processes, and the skills that lead to successful video production. Provides tools for creating a professional-looking video documentary without prior experience; combines practical, how-to info within artistic context of non-fiction filmmaking. Breaks down the technical skills of documentary filmmaking: i.e., doing research on the Internet, using a video camera, and editing. Technical processes and skills explained in conjunction with the latest software and hardware technology, both for Mac and PC users. Classroom-friendly elements include a systematic training program with ten ready-to-do sample projects of various levels of difficulty and numerous exercises. Worksheets help to organize complex processes into manageable tasks.
Easy-to-understand explanations make the book accessible both for adults and students engaged in video projects; appeals to families seeking to improve their home videos. Documentary filmmaking is popular learning tool in classroom: from language arts, history and politics courses to science and math. It has examples from popular television programs such as "The Simpsons".
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(228mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
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Author Biography - Matthew Williams
MATTHEW WILLIAMS is a video production consultant who has created and facilitated hundreds of video productions in school, colleges, and community centres.