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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
Documentary Filmmakers Talk About Manipulation in Their Work - New York Times

New York Times

Documentary Filmmakers Talk About Manipulation in Their Work
New York Times
Even nonfiction directors associated with the noninvolvement school of documentary are quick to emphasize their authorial hand. Despite a policy of never asking questions or including title cards, Frederick Wiseman has always been open to manipulation.

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen - Indie Wire

Indie Wire

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen
Indie Wire
In a masterclass held at the Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 7th, the "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" director offered an intimate look into the thought process behind making documentary films as compelling as fictional features. Here are six tips he shared ...

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MEET SHEILA NEVINS: The woman who has greenlighted all HBO ... - Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia

MEET SHEILA NEVINS: The woman who has greenlighted all HBO ...
Business Insider Australia
For over three decades, Sheila Nevins has been at the forefront of delivering documentary films into our living rooms as the head of HBO Documentary Films. Whether it be a hot-button issue like the fight to get the West Memphis Three off death row (as ...

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