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Not sure what a documentary is? The library has several books to help you understand and select a documentary.
The Art of the Documentary : Ten conversations with leading directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers by
Call Number: PN1995.9.D6 C76 2005
Have you noticed the renaissance of documentary filmmaking going on around you? Some are inspired by the work of legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns. Others follow their own idols or simply set their own course. Inexpensive video camera equipment and video editing software have helped fuel this new wave of truth-tellers, bringing the tools of the craft within reach of amateurs and students, as well as independent journalists and filmmakers on a budget.
In The Art of the Documentary, the directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today's most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts- from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing some of the finest documentary films of recent decades.
And action! : directing documentaries in the social studies classroom by
Call Number: LB1584 .S935 2014
This book provides social studies educators with the background knowledge, conceptual understanding, and tools necessary to design and facilitate classroom documentary projects in the K-12 social studies classroom. The authors have spent more than ten years in classrooms working collaboratively with teachers to design and research classroom documentary projects. Recognizing the challenges of this kind of work, the authors partnered with filmmakers, historians, educational technologists, and classroom teachers with experience in leading documentary projects to refine a production process that more closely mirrors the work of filmmakers. With this book, the authors draw on all of these experiences to assist social studies educators to efficiently and effectively structure and assess documentary projects.
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Minimalism : A Documentary about the Important Things
Call Number: BJ1496 .M56 2016
How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Call Number: PN1997.A1 C75 v.925
Features on disc one: audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman; short film "The crowd around the cowboy" (1969) made on location for Midnight cowboy; trailer -- on disc two: "Waldo Salt : a screenwriter's journey" (1990) an Academy Award nominated documentary by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann; Michael Childers discusses photographs from candid images he shot during production; Adam Holender discusses his work on the film (Feb. 2018); two short 2004 documentaries on the making and release of Midnight cowboy; interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost show from 1970; Jon Voight's original screen test; interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles with excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA LA tribute to Schlesinger, featuring Voight and actor Dustin Hoffman.
Capturing Reality: The Art of documentary
Call Number: PN1995.9.D6 C37 2008
"A genre as unique as the people who bring it to life, documentary challenges perceptions and inspires critical reflection on our world. But do documentaries represent the "truth'? Over 30 renowned directors reflect on the power of their craft, and their ethical and social responsibility as filmmakers ... With emotionally charged insight and clips from essential works of the genre, this is a lively and panoramic view of contemporary cinema unlike any other"
Call Number: PN1992.8.D78 B74 Season 1-5
After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to cooking and dealing crystal meth with one of his former students to provide for his loved ones. Includes all 7 episodes.