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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.

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One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself - IndieWire

IndieWire

One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself
IndieWire
The world of nonfiction filmmaking continues to evolve along with its increasingly affordable, professional, and portable equipment. It's inspired more directors take on the challenging task of shooting a film by themselves — essentially, operating ...

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How To Connect With The World's Best Documentary Filmmakers - Forbes

Forbes

How To Connect With The World's Best Documentary Filmmakers
Forbes
Hands down, the best $100 I ever spent was to join SNS FiReFilms, which not only provides me with direct private access to world-changing documentary films but also enables me to connect personally with many of these films' directors. Today — on an ...

Documentary Filmmaker Patricia Gillespie on Cutting Through the Noise and Making Films That Matter - KCTS 9

KCTS 9

Documentary Filmmaker Patricia Gillespie on Cutting Through the Noise and Making Films That Matter
KCTS 9
As someone who lives for movies, I am continually inspired by documentary filmmakers. Inspiration, passion and action; it takes all three to make your dreams a reality. I've got the passion, but my inspiration and action are a work in progress. I was ...

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