Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary--recording behavior and re-creating past events—and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.
""Clear, informative, and a valuable resource that combines professional expertise with personal experience.""--Betsy McLane, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Documentary Association
""A thoroughly researched and informative guide for new documentary makers."" --Pat Mitchell, President, Turner Original Productions