Table of contents for Documentary filmmaking : a contemporary film guide / John Hewitt, Gustavo Vazquez.

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1. Developing Your Idea and Doing the Research
The Role of the Producer
Testing the Waters
Narrative Structures
Doing the Research
Gaining Access to Sources
The Long-term Project and You
2. Building Characters and the Visual Story
The Interplay of Characters and Sequences
Subjects as Personalities
Capturing Visual Sequences
Visual Style Decisions
Ethics and Visuals
3. Preparing for Collaboration
Friendly Collaboration
Outside Collaborators
Choosing Collaborators
4. Proposals, Budgets, and Fundraising
Preparing for Fundraising
Sources of Money
Co-productions and Pre-sales
Proposals and Budgets
Sample Treatment
5. Preparation for the Long Haul
Office Needs
Access Problems
Shooting Abroad
Scripting in Advance
Legal Issues
Equipment and Crews
6. Planning for Interviews
The Art of Conversational Inquiry
Planning a Visual Style
At the Interview Location
During the Interview
7. Sound Considerations
The Value of Good Audio
The Sound Recordist
The Types of Location Sound
The Cinematographer Alone
Audio Basics
Legal Issues
8. Natural or Portable Lighting
Light and Cameras
Using Natural Light
Light Basics
Portable Lights
Safety Issues
9. Production: Shooting the Documentary
The Art of Cinematography
The Director and the Cinematographer
Production Crews
Visual Grammar
Framing Shots with Intention
Schedules and Preparation
Selecting Additional Equipment
10. Internet and Small Screen Video
The Internet's Promise
Trailers and Web Buzz
User Generated Sites
Aesthetics of the Small Screen
Copyrights and Pirating
11. Using Music in Your Documentary
Choosing the Music
Pre-recorded Music and Licenses
Original Music
12. The Producer's Search for Structure
Overall Organizing Strategies
Finding the Story in the Edit Room
Structural Models
Paper Edit
Writing for the Ear
13. Practicing the Editor's Art
The Relationship of the Producer and Editor
Finding Structure
Preparation for the Edit Process
Beginning Post
With and Without Scripts
The Timeline of Editing
14. Exposure, Publicity, Distribution, and Festivals
Publicity Exposure and Deals
Deliverables, Screeners, and Press Kits
Website Types
Film Festivals and Film markets
Broadcast and Educational Markets
Screenings and Local Display
Appendix 1. Documentaries to See

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Documentary films -- Production and direction.