Bernard, S: Documentary Storytelling
Creative Nonfiction on Screen. Reference
Documentary Storytelling offers a unique, in-depth look at story and structure in documentaries. Offering practical advice for every state of production, this book is filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of a range of filmmakers, both emerging and established. Special interview chapters explore storytelling as practiced by David Guggenheim, James Marsh, Deborah Scranton, Alex Gibney, Brett Culp, Tracy Heather Strain, and others. This 3e has been updated and expanded, with a look at newer and internationally distributed films. It also features new coverage of financing and budgeting in the world of digital distribution of documentary films and the troubles that young filmmakers face as a result. Other books focus on production techniques; this book shows filmmakers how to strengthen their films through storytelling, bringing difficult subjects to life in film.