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Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Images organization and structure, sounds (text and interviews) as much as the author point of view determines the type of documentary.

Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series.

The chronological sequence of material, narrator figure treatment, the nature of the materials, completely real, recreations, infographic images, etc. lead to a wide variety of formats, ranging from pure documentary to creative documentaries, reaching docudrama (format in which the characters are played by themselves), reaching to fake documentary also known as a 'mockumentary'.

Often, fictional television programs adopt a structure and narrative mode very close to the documentary, and in turn, some documentary reproduce resources proper of works of fiction's creation. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Documentary Filmmakers in the News
VR Documentary Filmmaking on Trial at Hot Docs 2016 - Road to VR

VR Documentary Filmmaking on Trial at Hot Docs 2016
Road to VR
Virtual reality filmmaking is in its infancy but one Brendan McCourt reports from the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto where virtual reality as a documentary filmmaker platform was on trial. Can VR really become the “empathy machine” some are claiming? Or ...

Hollywood Finds Inspiration in Documentary Films - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hollywood Finds Inspiration in Documentary Films
Wall Street Journal
“Batkid Begins,” a 2015 documentary about a 5-year-old boy battling cancer who asks the Make-A-Wish organization to help him masquerade as the caped crusader for a day, played in 14 theaters and collected less than $75,000 at the box office.

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Why Anthony Weiner Let Documentary Filmmakers Film His Demise - GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine

Why Anthony Weiner Let Documentary Filmmakers Film His Demise
GQ Magazine
Weiner, a new documentary following Anthony Weiner's quixotic failed campaign to shake off the stigma of his sexting scandal and become mayor of New York City, opens with an illuminating quote from Marshall McLuhan: "The name of a man is a numbing ...
'Weiner' documentary filmmakers reflect on film's originsamNY
Weiner Filmmakers on Capturing a Political Sex ScandalVogue.com
Real-Life Cast Awaits Film on WeinerWall Street Journal

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