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Documentary in the Digital Age

By Maxine Baker

  1. ISBN: 9780240516882
  2. Publication Date: September 2005
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 256
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Description

If you want to learn from the leading lights of today's revolution in documentary filmmaking Maxine Baker has written the guide you need to own. You'll discover the many different and innovative approaches to documentary form and style arising from the use of innovative new technology. A tribute to the mavericks of creativity, inside you will find interviews and advice from groundbreaking documentary makers from the UK, USA and Europe as well as extensive listings of useful worldwide contacts and organisations. Any and every fan of the documentary will experience anew the passion and wonder of the Factual Film.

Published review:

"This is a must-have insight into modern documentary; the principles that govern it and the conventions it often breaks. It deserves a place on the shelves of film commissioners, film students and documentary consumers as prominent as the place these documentary filmmakers have carved for themselves on our screens." - www.shootingpeople.org

Author Bio

Visiting senior tutor in the Documentary department at the National Film and Television School, UK, and visiting Professor at the Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba. She has produced documentaries for Channel Four, the Scottish Arts Council, Granada TV and independently. Maxine was formerly Director/Chief Executive of the Scottish Film Council and Head of Documentaries and Commissioning Editor for Factual Programmes at Scottish Television.

Reviews

'Maxine Baker's book…could not come at a better time. Features interesting interviews with nonfiction moviemakers whose work you might not be as familiar with….This book serves as the perfect read for both the aspiring documentarian and the avid doc fan.' - MovieMaker magazine

"This is a must-have insight into modern documentary; the principles that govern it and the conventions it often breaks. It deserves a place on the shelves of film commissioners, film students and documentary consumers as prominent as the place these documentary filmmakers have carved for themselves on our screens." - www.shootingpeople.org

'Maxine Baker's inspiring analysis and discussion of an important selection of contemporary documentary filmmakers and their work is going to make this book essential reading for all my documentary students.'
Dr Erik Knudsen, Programme Director, MA in Television Documentary Production, University of Salford, UK

'I just hope that the younger filmmakers will read this book. Inspired, they will reject those followers of format and in so doing bloom and excite their audience with their own innovative and authored way of representing documentary life.' - Royal Television Society Journal

Contents

Errol Morris: American Iconoclast; Nicolas Philibert: French Sensibility; Paul Watson: Influence and Innovation; Pawel Pawlikowski, From Poland to Lalaland; Kevin Macdonald: In the genes?; Norma Percy ; Popular Investigative History; Brian Hill: Documentary - the musical; Victor Kossakovsky: The Poet from St Petersburg; Sean Langan: Journalist with a camera; Clive Gordon, the Berlin Aesthetic; Sean McAllister: Director/camera, With Attitude; The author's Lessons from a Life in Documentary; The Film-makers' filmographies; International Documentary Film Festivals; International Film Funds