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

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 shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make.
The second edition includes
• a discussion of truth, “reality,” and honesty in the current
filmmaking environment
• new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking
• an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal,
treatment, and script
• an exhaustive list of resources

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2 thoughts on “Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries”

  1. Too much personal info… Wow, this is a tough one. How to review a book that contains fantastic topical information, surrounded by a lot of ridiculous, pointless, unsupported editorial?The Good: as other reviewers have noted, this book provides some great information about the process of documentary filmmaking. There is a valuable & interesting discussion of ethics that goes well beyond the “get a release” advice that is all that other sources ever mention.I also really enjoyed Hampe’s emphasis…

  2. A great resource for documentary filmmakers I am starting my first documentary project and I picked up a number of books to guide me through the unfamiliar process. After reading and discarding several books on the topic, I was thrilled to discover Barry Hampe’s book. It is by far the best written, most helpful and most informative guide to making documentaries that I have read.The author is an excellent writer and the book is at all times succinct, but highly informative. It teaches you everything you need to know to make…

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