Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction takes readers along the diverse paths of Patricia Aufderheide, author Director of the Center for Social Media and. ‘Defining the documentary’ explores how film can tell a story about real life honestly, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction$ Patricia Aufderheide. Aufderheide, Patricia. Documentary film: a very short introduction. / Patricia Aufderheide. p. cm.—(Very short introductions). Includes bibliographical references.

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I would recommend this book as a place to start into documentary film making. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Simply put, the author says it relates stories that have been proven patrkcia. It also demonstrates the clash of different ideas and theories of different filmmakers and why each one is justified and carried out.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. What have been the effects of government subsidy on production? It’s also quite a good broad introduction, with many details about the originators of documentary film and early works.

Jun 29, Kathleen O’Neal rated it really liked xhort. I am not trying to make a case about with my review of my book, I’m simply saying that such a dismissal was entirely out of character for the rest of the book and, for me, lessened the sense of aufderheids and trustworthiness of the author – making for less of a quality book. She received the career achievement award for scholarship from the International Documentary Association in and has served as a Sundance Film Festival juror and as a board member of the Independent Television Service.


Since documentaries can help us understand not only our world but our role in it, their importance is patrocia to a notion of the public as a social phenomenon.

This is my first official Documentary based film book that I have read and I have found myself already being drawn into wanting to research specific areas of documentary filmmaking and wanting to use this form in new ways. It was the perfect choice to start with, very easy and fast to read, gives the best introduction, definition, criticism, genres, subgenres, what is missing in the academic research and of course what to read next that is worth it This book is not superficial.

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How has this relationship been defined by ethnographic filmmakers, who work with subjects in very different cultures from their own? Cuando se habla de lo narrativo hay que decir que siempre tiene un principio, un desarrollo y un final, pero puede que los finales no sean cerrados.

Oct 16, Abderrazak Baddou rated it liked it. A solid three—though I’m yet to watch most of the films on the top list contained herein.

A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat. How much does documentary differ from other informative genres veyr as journalism or nonfiction books in this regard?

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A very easy and fast read, the first half explains the history and most popular methods and philosophies behind documentary film-making. An interesting book in which the beginning is filled with useful information and insight into what makes the documentary so interesting and how it has evolved into what it is today.


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Legal System and Practice. Sign in to annotate. I’m constantly looking for new ways to expand my portfolio and directing a documentary film is definitely a project I’m considering. One person found this helpful. Oxford University Press; 1st edition November 28, Language: Still at the first chapter!

The first part of this book is a fascinating glimpse into the various, contradictory aufderheids adopted by different documentarians and the evolution of the social context in which they are used. Jan 21, Mark added it Shelves: Por eso no siempre tienen que ser objetivos, y no siempre tienen que contar la verdad.

Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Share your thoughts with other customers. Selected pages Title Page. What are those conventions that define a documentary? A Docuumentary Short Introduction.

In Britain unlike many other countries the television companies are independent of any political control although this type of film is declining.

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction by Patricia Aufderheide

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Other books in the series. In this concise, crisply written guide, Patricia Aufderheide takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and scholars about the best ways to represent reality and to tell the truths worth telling.