The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making

The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making

Jeffrey Friedman


The prior few years have featured such blockbusters as Super-Size Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, March of the Penguins, and An Inconvenient Truth. And as information articles proclaim a brand new period within the historical past of documentary movies, progressively more new administrators are making their first movie a nonfiction one. but also to posing the entire ordinary demanding situations inherent to extra typical filmmaking, documentaries additionally current distinct difficulties that must be understood from the outset. the place does the belief come from? How do you elevate the money? How much funds do you want? What visible variety is most fitted to the tale? What are the criminal matters concerned? and the way can a movie succeed in that all-important milestone and discover a keen distributor? Epstein, Friedman, and wooden take on all of those vital questions with examples and anecdotes from their very own careers. the result's an informative and pleasing consultant for these simply beginning out, and an enlightening learn for an individual attracted to a behind-the-scenes examine this newly reinvigorated box of film.

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