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If you want to learn from the leading lights of today's revolution in documentary filmmaking Maxine Baker has written the guide you need to own. You'll discover the many different and innovative approaches to documentary form and style arising from the use of innovative new technology. A tribute to the mavericks of creativity, inside you will find interviews and advice from groundbreaking documentary makers from the UK, USA and Europe as well as extensive listings of useful worldwide contacts and organisations. Any and every fan of the documentary will experience anew the passion and wonder of the Factual Film. Published review: "This is a must-have insight into modern documentary; the principles that govern it and the conventions it often breaks. It deserves a place on the shelves of film commissioners, film students and documentary consumers as prominent as the place these documentary filmmakers have carved for themselves on our screens." -

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780240516882
ISBN-10: 0240516885
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Focal Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Maxine Baker

Visiting senior tutor in the Documentary department at the National Film and Television School, UK, and visiting Professor at the Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba. She has produced documentaries for Channel Four, the Scottish Arts Council, Granada TV and independently. Maxine was formerly Director/Chief Executive of the Scottish Film Council and Head of Documentaries and Commissioning Editor for Factual Programmes at Scottish Television.