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Old August 9th, 2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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Beginning August 29th, I will be teaching a 4 week hands-on documentary filmmaking workshop in Rockport, Maine. For more information contact me or go to www.theworkshops.com
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Old March 31st, 2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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Documentary training? Books, etc.

Hi all,

Can anyone please recommend any good books on documentary & reality style filmmaking?

I was thinking of buying "Making Documentary & Reality Films" by Barry Hempe & maybe "Writing, Directing & Producing Documentary Films" By Alan Rosenthal. Can anybody recommend these titles or any other books?

Also are there any good online documentaries or DVD's to watch?

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Old March 31st, 2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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"Making Documentary & Reality Films" is really good, I have that one.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:52 AM   #4
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If you're going to only buy one, I recommend Directing the Documentary by Michael Rabiger

I have both Rabiger's and Hempe's books. After helping out on two local documentaries, I prefer Rabiger's book. It's much more detailed and comprehensive. I find myself referring to it more as time passes, even for non-documentary projects.

The two books do compliment each other, because of their different styles. Rabiger's book is a text book written by a talented film teacher. In comparison, Hempe's book is more of a series of anecdotal lessons from the field.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:05 PM   #5
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We dun have a forum jus' fer book learnin' so I be movin dis post dere.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 02:53 AM   #6
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OTOH, Hampe's book is a good, easy to read overview. I didn't fall asleep once. I like to start easy when learning a new topic.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #7
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Hello,

I decided to improve my knowlegde on documentary, read some books and I work already as a tv(VJ) journalist for a long time. But I want to put some emphazise on documentary and therefore I am looking for a one or two weeks course (planning, structure but no basic cam or editing introduction) in USA or Europe. Anyone can recommend a course?

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Old December 25th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #8
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I was wondering if anyone here from New Jersey is a member of the International Documentary Association? I so i would like to stay in touch. E-mail Matt Helme at dcinema2134@yahoo.com
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #9
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Documentary Dvd Training

Hi
I am currently teaching 'documentary making' at University level.
Is there anyone who knows about a dvd course about 'documentary making'?
I am looking for something like 'action-cut filmmaking' dvd course, but focused in the documentary environment. I think it will be very helpful for improving my current teaching style.
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