Documentary Vision: Notes from Behind the Camera (Hardcover)

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Documentary Vision: Notes from Behind the Camera (Hardcover)


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This book is a collection of personal essays that address critical elements involved in the production of nonfiction films. Written by an experienced documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, the book draws upon practical wisdom to explore the nuances and challenges faced by filmmakers and viewers alike.

Included in the text are rarely discussed ethical issues, best practices in the field, filmmaker etiquette, and a detailed analysis of interview techniques. The book also provides a candid view of how decisions are made in production that are consequential to a finished film's meaning and fidelity. Drawing on a wide range of subject matter, it will enhance the reader's understanding of the tremendous power and potential of the documentary medium.

The book offers an invaluable insight into documentary filmmaking for professionals who work in the medium and students who are learning the trade and honing their skills.

Richard Chisolm is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Deeply committed to the stories and adventures of real people, Chisolm has worked for PBS, National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, HBO, and many other media platforms. In addition to a national cinematography Emmy (1998), he is the recipient of a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia University Award, two Kodak Vision awards, and four CINE Golden Eagles. He has taught film courses at the Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Chisolm lives near Baltimore with his wife, Meg, and their son, Jasper.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032507859
ISBN-10: 1032507853
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2023
Pages: 84
Language: English