Making Documentary Films

Author(s): Barry Hampe


"Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos "is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary--recording behavior and re-creating past events--and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.

Product Information

"Clear, informative, and a valuable resource that combines professional expertise with personal experience."--Betsy McLane, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Documentary Association

"A thoroughly researched and informative guide for new documentary makers." --Pat Mitchell, President, Turner Original Productions

Barry Hampe, writer-director and film/video teacher has made more than 150 documentaries and information videos and has owned production companies in Philadelphia, Honolulu, and Las Vegas.

General Fields

  • : 9780805044515
  • : Henry Holt & Company
  • : Macmillan General Books
  • : September 1996
  • : 210mm X 138mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barry Hampe
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 342