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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
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield to lead masterclass at ttff/15 - Trinidad Guardian

Trinidad Guardian

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield to lead masterclass at ttff/15
Trinidad Guardian
As part of its drive to help broaden the skills of local filmmakers and improve the standard of local filmmaking, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is hosting a documentary masterclass with acclaimed director Nick Broomfield at the ttff/15 (15 ...

Filmmakers hoping to make Emily Dickinson documentary fall short - MassLive.com

MassLive.com

Filmmakers hoping to make Emily Dickinson documentary fall short
MassLive.com
AMHERST – The Emily Dickinson film crew's Kickstarter campaign fell about $29,000 short of its goal so the future of the documentary of the poet's life is uncertain. The crew making the feature film "A Quiet Passion" was so inspired that they wanted to ...

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Documentary filmmaker Robert Greene joins faculty in new journalism program - Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian

Documentary filmmaker Robert Greene joins faculty in new journalism program
Columbia Missourian
As the first filmmaker-in-chief for the new Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, Greene brings experience, attention to detail and penchant for perfection to the program, which begins Monday with ...

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