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Directing the Documentary, Fifth Edition

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Michael Rabiger

"While there are many books about the technical basics of documentary film production, none of them integrate so thoroughly the artistic intention at the heart of great direction with the means of realization in pre-production, the field and the editing … see full wiki

Author: Michael Rabiger
Genre: Entertainment
Publisher: Focal Press
2 reviews about Directing the Documentary, Fifth Edition
review by . July 14, 2010
This is the bible of documentary film making. This book will be especially useful for beginners and film students but also for the more accomplished film makers. If you're a film maker looking to get into making documentary films or a photographer who wants to venture into the world of documentary film making it is a handy manual. It goes through the complete process of documentary film making from equipment to storyline and production and post production. Although there is no substitute for real …
review by . December 13, 2009
This is a masterful teaching tool and reference that goes beyond its title. It is not merely a treatise on directing the documentary, but on producing, financing, writing, lighting, photographing, recording, editing and distributing the documentary as well. In short, Rabiger covers it all and does nearly all of it well.     The first few chapters on the role of the director, developing story ideas and "defining your artistic identity" deserve special attention and I will return …
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