The Documentary Makers: Interviews with 15 of the Best in the Business

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RotoVision, 2003 - Performing Arts - 176 pages
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With the advent of accessible and affordable equipment, the documentary has become more important than ever as a film making genre - but it is poorly represented on the cinema book shelves. Imagination, with, technique, endurance and often courage is required in vast quantities to complete a modern documentary film, and The Documentary Makers brings the reader right inside the heqads of the best practiotioners working today. In the tried and tested RotoVision 'Screencraft' tradition of exhaustively researched and extensively illustrated interviews, 20 of the world's leading documentary makers are invited to explain their ideas, their working priciples and the pitfalls they have faced when attempting to capture 'truth' on camera. Professionals, film students and lovers of cinema alike will flock to this book, which truly brings new insight to a shamefully underfunded and under recognised sector of the film industry. Amongst the interviewees are Ken Burns (US, 'Jazz'), Paul Watson (The Family, UK) Moshen Makhmabaf, Iran); David Attenborough (The Blue Planet' series, UK) and Wim Wender's (Buena Vista Social Club, Germany/US).

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