Documentary in Practice provides a unique approach to practical documentary-making. Through analysis of real-life production situations, Jane Chapman shows the challenges and issues faced during the filmmaking process by a range of both well-known and 'up-and-coming' documentary-makers. She also brings her own personal experience as a seasoned documentary producer and teacher to advise on how students can gain invaluable insight from these projects." "Throughout this text, a variety of producers past and present provide their inside project stories and production records, including scripts, fundraising proposals, budgets and reviews. Across continents, every project and its makers are different - whether they are famous names from the 'canon', television freelances, art-house directors, documentary-maker activists or first-time filmmakers - but they all face a range of challenges." "All students of media studies as well as aspiring documentary-makers will find this book a refreshing introduction to the choices available for filmmaking and the issues that may emerge during the process.
1. Thinking creatively -- 2. Fundraising and budgeting -- 3. Researching and planning -- 4. Shooting and collecting -- 5. Shaping and editing -- 6. Obtaining public reaction.