The new, second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film.
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The International Documentary Association Review of the Book
So You Want to be a Documentarian? A Primer for Seeking the Truth
of a Story
By Cynthia Close, Executive Director Documentary Educational Resources
“I thoroughly enjoyed the second edition of the book. Hampe
maintains a concise narrative style without sacrificing his sense of humor. He
simply focuses on how to tell a story..." – W. Clark Bunting,
president, Discovery Networks U.S. Production
In the twenty-first century, we can no longer trust that "seeing is believing" or "the camera never lies"; we know otherwise.And
the willingness of highly partisan filmmakers to subordinate honesty to
...then I got
interested in film, studied documentary filmmaking with the late Sol Worth at
the Annenberg School of Communications at Penn, and spent the next several
years directing and editing nonfiction films and videos.About the only writing I was doing in those
years was scripting my own projects.