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Narrative:  In January 2019, I was invited by Michael Rabiger to join him in co-authoring the 7th edition of his popular textbook Directing the Documentary.  The title was released on May 22, 2020. The cover of the book and its chapters includes several images of Portland State School of Film alumni.


Book jacket excerpt:  Directing the Documentary is the definitive book on the documentary form and will allow you to master the craft of documentary filmmaking. Focusing on the hands-on work needed to make your concept a reality, it covers the documentary filmmaking process from top to bottom, providing in-depth lessons on every aspect of preproduction, production, and postproduction.

This fully revised and updated 7th edition also includes brand new content on the rise of the documentary series, the impact of video on demand and content aggregators, updated information on prosumer and professional video (including 4K+), coverage of new audio & lighting solutions and trends in post-production, coverage of the immersive documentary, and provides practical sets of solutions for low, medium, and high budget documentary film productions throughout. The companion website has also been fully updated to include a wide variety of projects, additional project ideas, and professional film examples.

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