Directing the Documentary is a comprehensive manual that has inspired over readers worldwide. If you are interested in making documentary films. Directing the Documentary, 5th Edition. by Michael Rabiger. Publisher: Focal Press. Release Date: January ISBN: View table of contents. In Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition Michael Rabiger combines expert advice on the storytelling process and technical aspects of documentary.

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Tens of thousands midhael readers have benefited from Michael Rabiger’s classic b on documentary filmmaking, direching updated to reflect the revolutionary switch to digital video equipment and software.

You will learn how to research and ny a documentary film or video idea, develop a crew, direct the crew, maintain control during shooting, and oversee postproduction. Practical Tens of thousands of readers have benefited from Michael Rabiger’s classic text on documentary filmmaking, now updated to reflect the revolutionary switch to digital video equipment and software.

Practical work is emphasized, with dozens of exercises and questionnaires to help focus your ideas and give you hands-on practice. The documentary is treated as an important genre in its own right, as well as a useful prelude to directing feature films. The fourth edition is a significant update.

The book’s emphasis has always been on vocumentary steps you can take to become a documentary filmmaker, and there are loads of new projects to help, along with assessment tables that allow you to driecting your progress. In addition, there is new material on location sound, the reality TV trend, top documentaries to see, and more. PaperbackFourth Editionpages.

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To ask other readers questions about Directing the Documentaryplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Directing the Documentary. Lists with This Book. May 15, Steev Hise rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a must if you want to make documentaries. Aug 19, Raul Cuevas rated it really liked it. A very interesting book that begins by introducing the various reasons behind a director’s choice of footage in a documentary. Not only does it give us a glimpse into the reasons and ideas behind the documentary, but of the implications this may have on the audience.

It talks about the risks the director takes while developing a documentary, and how the documentary displays a “false truth” as the footage that is being documented does not always convey to the audience the scope of dlrecting situation o A very interesting book that begins by introducing the various reasons behind a director’s choice of footage in a documentary.


It talks about the risks the director takes while developing a documentary, and how the documentary displays a “false truth” as the footage that is being documented does not always convey to the audience the scope of the situation or the problem.

It manages to make the reader think and reflect on what the reasons for creating a documentary are and how this goal can be achieved, as well as explaining that a documentary can be hard to pull off and that the success behind a documentary depends a lot on the bt it is trying to reach.

Sep 04, Richard Zake rated it really liked it.

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After my two docs did win awards and get televised, my partner and I formed Chicago Film Works. We value his opinion so highly because his methods are sound…they work. dorecting

A must read for any documentarian and a must lifetime book for any filmmaker. I started reading the Fourth Edition from our local library. I loved the material so much I decided to buy a copy. The Fifth Edition completely updates the material and divides it into Beginner and Advanced sections. I’m definitely learning a lot. Recommended to Amanda Michelle by: Aug 19, Mikel Zabaleta rated it it was amazing.

El documental es documnetary imagen vocumentary de la actualidad. Son las diferentes El documental es la imagen creativa de la actualidad. Y se presentan en mitos, leyendas, sagas… esos son los elementos fundamentales de este tipo de videos. Siempre va micuael a una causa efecto. Ese es el objetivo general. Son trabajos objetivos, pero suelen estar guiados por puntos de vista diferentes. Se usan testimonios de ambos lados, que se contradicen para hacernos pensar. El primer impacto del video tiene que ser directo para ganar a la audiencia.

Tiene que ganar la audiencia con con sentimientos y verdades morales de la vida, entrando en la cabeza y hacienda pensar. Estos videos gy para abrir la mente y emociones de la audiencia, y se intenta implantar una verdad en las mentes. Para ello los montajes deben de ser profesionales.

Existen dos tipos de ediciones, fabiger lineal, y el no lineal digital. El primero ya casi no se usa, en cambio el Segundo es el que esta a la orden del dia. En pocas palabras Los documentales son nuestras formas de ver la vida, y se pueden hacer sobre personas, sitios, ideas, cuestiones o preguntas, o sentimientos. Son causas y efectos, y maneras de ver la vida. Es este el arte del documental. Aug 18, Juan Carlos added it.

Es la manera en la que una persona ordinaria puede tocar temas de gran relevancia para la sociedad. Para definir el doc Director Role: Es decir, similar a lo que sucede en un juicio legal, siendo el espectador el jurado. Nos invita a documentar nuestra vida, pensamientos y preguntas. Aug 18, Ma. Aug 18, Roberto Trejo rated it liked it. Se desmenuza la toma de decisiones y los sacrificios que se hacen en algunos aspectos para conseguir un producto final satisfactorio.


Una mala ddocumentary de decisiones en ese sentido puede resultar en crear una obra tendenciosa que falle en mostrar en su totalidad michhael los aspectos del tema del que trata el documental a su audiencia; con lo que puede “fracasar” el intento de comunicar el director. Se debe mixhael crear como lo llama la autora: El autor es eficiente con los temas que cubre. Aug 17, Mariahenim mlchael it really liked it. Un tema que, a base de aproximarse desde su propio punto de vista, queda impregnado por su propia personalidad y subjetividad.

Como directores podemos ser provocativos, podemos y debemos dejarnos llevar por nuestras emociones. Pero sobretodo, debemos ser justos. Aug 19, Gaizka. Lo que un documentalista cuenta en un documental es una historia que a sucedido.

Todos estos pasajes se narraran y se contaran en un presente. Este tipo de trabajos tiene como objetivo el cambio. Se hacen para conseguir algo. Y precisamente ese es el primer factor que hay que tener en cuenta a la hora de empezar a mcihael en un documental; para que se hace.

Aug 19, Celiaglez added it. Los documentales, sin importar el formato que utilicen son muy importantes ya que son el registro de acontecimientos por lo que los documentalistas son una base fundamental para dicho registro. Aug 18, Ramiro Osorio rated it really liked directinb. Aug 19, Ene Rendon added it.

Sep 12, Sharon rated it it was amazing. Direcging is really helpful thus far. This is being used as the main text in a class that is studying dialects of English in Texas. By the end of the directimg, each crew will have filmed, edited, and presented a minuted documentary.

This book is invaluable, providing crucial information and tips on all aspects of the process. Nov 19, Ig rated it liked it.

Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition

Labore quisquam natus totam libero earum. Quisquam harum perferendis saepe. Et eum repudiandae distinctio sunt doloremque corrupti. Soluta repellendus consequatur reprehenderit maiores provident distinctio. May raviger, Peter O’Brien rated it it was amazing. Rabiger has written THE book on documentary documentsry The breadth of its information is such that you can even use much of what he says for fiction filmmaking.

However, if documentary filmmaking is an area you want to work successfully in then you have to read this book!

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Jan 18, John rated it liked it. This is a little pompous and idealistic so far; clear it was written by a BBC alum. It’s also very long-winded.