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Title The search for "reality" : the art of documentary filmmaking / edited by Michael Tobias.

Published Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [1998]
©1998

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  070.18 SEAR    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  070.18 Sea    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction / Michael Tobias -- One or Two Things I've Learned About Documentary Film / Robert W. Wagner -- Desperately Seeking Marilyn / Malvin Wald --Confessions of an East-West Filmmaker / Ian Mutsu --On Learning to Make Films (The Midwife's Tale) /Michael Rabiger -- A Search for the Feeling of Being There /Richard Leacock -- Framing the Wind / Dyanna Taylor --"Woodstock" - From Vision to Symbolic Reality / Dale Bell --
The Intimate Moment: The Art of Interviewing /Bettina Gray -- "The Big Wet" / Jeremy Hogarth -- A Passion For Truth / Nicholas Webster --The Ice Climb Commitment / Bobby Carmichael -- Strange Bedfellows: The Feature Documentary, Television and Anthropology /Andre Singer -- From Walden to Wao Kele O Puna to Wetlands / Sheila A. Laffey -- A Manifest on the Subject of Documentaries / Stefan Jarl -- At Risk: An Anatomy of a Decision / Barbara Trent -- Sanity Lost and Found: The Travails of a South African Documentary Filmmaker / Keyan G. Tomaselli.
The Search for Reality / Michael Tobias -- The Family Filmed / Robert W. Wagner -- All Together, All At Once, The Rocketship 20th Century / Godfrey Reggio --Four Arguments for the Preservation of Television /James Brundige -- The Documentary: The Near Perfect Vehicle / Robert Radin -- A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western Documentaries / Ren Yuan --Intercultural Documentary and the American Audience /Martha Foster --
Summary This ambitious book from author, producer and director Michael Tobias draws together the voices of 40 renowned documentary filmmakers from around the world.
These contributors shed unique light on contemporary culture and aesthetics, the filmmaker's commitment to the documentary form, and the documentary production process from concept to marketplace. They also probe provocative questions: What is reality in a documentary? Can and should there be objectivity in a documentary? What is the role of social advocacy in a documentary? How do new production technologies affect a documentary's message?
This is the first book that brings together an international roster of documentary filmmakers to speak about the very heart and soul of their art. It should prove to be an invaluable guide for both professionals and students, and will appeal to general filmgoers as well.
Other author Tobias, Michael.
Subject Documentary films -- Production and direction.
ISBN 0941188620 (paperback)