Some historical and nature films may be scripted before filming, but most documentaries are not. There may be a treatment, but it can't always predict how what is being filmed will unfold. While some filmmakers may create an editing script once filming is complete, others may just have an outline or verbal conversations with the editor. Once picture is locked, one might need to create a script version if your film may need subtitling, dubbing, or captions, but such scripts are more for internal use.
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Mon 7 Nov 2016:
Thank you for your clarification, Erica.
Hello, John, Erica,
I must have said something wrong? Apologies, I did not intent to hurt or offend anybody with my query.
You don't need to worry, Pasquale. I think everyone needs a day (or seven) to recuperate from our fantastic elections. But we will all resurface ;)
I have to say, as someone who loves AI and filmmaking, I am intrigued with your project and wish you the best of luck!
No offence, Pasquale, however I am travelling at the moment and not able to check emails so frequently. Not sure I can advise, but you can reach me on my D-Word email address
No offense taken at all. I didn't have anything else to add.
Hi John, Erica,
Thank you for your reply. I will contact John through the D-Word email address.
In reply to Niam Itani's post on Wed 9 Nov 2016:
Thank you, Niam!
In reply to Pasquale Iero's post on Sat 5 Nov 2016:
Pasquale, Not sure where you are doing your PhD, but in Oz any University student has access to the thesis data base. On there you will find Doctors of Creative arts - and in your case you will want thesis + film. In the appendices of the thesis you can possibly find what you are looking for. You need to contact the University Librarian and see what there is available. There are copyright issues. As others have said docos usually do not have scripts- mine will because it is an academic enterprise and also needs to be subtitled. hope this helps. judy
"Cameraperson," which is currently on Amazon Prime for anyone interested, is an absolutely fascinating doc for anyone interested in making documentary films. Essentially, it's a memoir of a documentary cinematographer told through the left over footage accumulated over her decades long career working on multiple films. Beyond being an emotionally powerful film, it's very informative and revealing to watch someone at work composing shots and interacting with subjects. It's a film I recommend all aspiring and professional documentarians should examine.
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In reply to Eric Robinson's post on Fri 3 Mar 2017:
Yes a much beloved film of the documentary film community.
Watched this new World War II documentary and was simply put blown away. Its short but unlike anything I have ever seen.
World War II: The Last Frontier (2017)