Documentary Making for Digital Humanists - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Darren R. Reid; Brett Sanders;

Published On

2021-11-02

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-194-5
Hardback978-1-80064-195-2
PDF978-1-80064-196-9
HTML978-1-80064-649-0
XML978-1-80064-199-0
EPUB978-1-80064-197-6
MOBI978-1-80064-198-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

296 pages (viii+288)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.81" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.94" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1247g (43.99oz)
Hardback1637g (57.74oz)

Media

Illustrations87
Videos10

OCLC Number

1285076842

LCCN

2020416971

BIC

  • APFR
  • H
  • CAL
  • U

BISAC

  • PER004110
  • EDU03700
  • TEC000000

LCC

  • PN1995.9.D6

Keywords

  • digital technologies
  • humanities
  • digital documentaries
  • online distribution
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Documentary Making for Digital Humanists

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.

Contents

1. The Humanist Auteur

(pp. 5–24)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.01

2. Learning to Love the Camera

(pp. 25–28)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.02

3. The Production Process

(pp. 29–40)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.03

4. Concept and Planning

(pp. 41–54)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.04

5. Collaboration

(pp. 55–62)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.05

6. Precedent

(pp. 63–74)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.06

7. Choosing Your Filmmaking Equipment

(pp. 75–80)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.07

8. Core Methods

(pp. 81–92)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.08

9. Settings, Lenses, Focus, and Exposure

(pp. 93–102)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.09

10. Composing a Shot — Tips and Techniques

(pp. 103–110)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.10

11. Shots and Compositions Considered

(pp. 111–118)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.11

12. The Visual Language of Cinema

(pp. 119–126)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.12

13. Interviews

(pp. 127–144)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.13

14. Recording Audio and Creating Soundscapes

(pp. 145–154)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.14

15. Light

(pp. 155–164)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.15

16. Camera Movement

(pp. 165–174)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.16

17. The Two-Page Film School

(pp. 175–178)
  • Brett Sanders
  • Darren R. Reid
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.17

18. Post-Mortem: Making a Short Documentary about the 2016 Presidential Election

(pp. 179–192)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.18

19. Post-Production Workflow

(pp. 193–202)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.19

20. The Three-Act Structure

(pp. 203–208)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.20

21. The Protagonist

(pp. 209–220)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.21

22. Assembly

(pp. 221–232)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.22

23. Editing Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro

(pp. 233–254)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.23

24. Distribution and Dissemination

(pp. 255–266)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.24

Introduction

(pp. 1–4)
  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0255.25

Contributors

Darren R. Reid

(author)
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities at Coventry University

Brett Sanders

(author)