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Documentary Making for Digital Humanists

by Darren R. Reid, Brett Sanders

Documentary Making for Digital Humanists

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Book Description

This fluent and comprehensive field guide responds to increased interest, across the humanities, in the ways in which digital technologies can disrupt and open up new research and pedagogical avenues. It is designed to help scholars and students engage with their subjects using an audio-visual grammar, and to allow readers to efficiently gain the technical and theoretical skills necessary to create and disseminate their own trans-media projects.

Documentary Making for Digital Humanists sets out the fundamentals of filmmaking, explores academic discourse on digital documentaries and online distribution, and considers the place of this discourse in the evolving academic landscape. The book walks its readers through the intellectual and practical processes of creating digital media and documentary projects. It is further equipped with video elements, supplementing specific chapters and providing brief and accessible introductions to the key components of the filmmaking process.

This will be a valuable resource to humanist scholars and students seeking to embrace new media production and the digital landscape, and to those researchers interested in using means beyond the written word to disseminate their work. It constitutes a welcome contribution to the burgeoning field of digital humanities, as the first practical guide of its kind designed to facilitate humanist interactions with digital filmmaking, and to empower scholars and students alike to create and distribute new media audio-visual artefacts.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Documentary Making for Digital Humanists ebook for free in PDF format (25.1 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Humanist Auteur
Chapter 2
Learning to Love the Camera
Chapter 3
The Production Process
Chapter 4
Concept and Planning
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Choosing Your Filmmaking Equipment
Chapter 8
Core Methods
Chapter 9
Settings, Lenses, Focus, and Exposure
Chapter 10
Composing a Shot - Tips and Techniques
Chapter 11
Shots and Compositions Considered
Chapter 12
The Visual Language of Cinema
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Recording Audio and Creating Soundscapes
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Camera Movement
Chapter 17
The Two-Page Film School
Chapter 18
Post-Mortem: Making a Short Documentary about the 2016 Presidential Election
Chapter 19
Post-Production Workflow
Chapter 20
The Three-Act Structure
Chapter 21
The Protagonist
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Editing Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro
Chapter 24
Distribution and Dissemination

Book Details

Documentary Making for Digital Humanists
Open Book Publishers
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
25.1 MB

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