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Production Management for Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Richard Gates

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Chapter 4

A Documentary Proposal

The difference between a documentary film and a feature film is generally clearly recognized. The two kinds of production can come together in the form of the drama documentary but as this usually is a dramatization of factual events, the basis of the script being dictated by history rather than imagination, this kind of production generally follows the same pattern of production as for a feature film or other drama production.

The documentary is a different type of production and, in its classic form, is intended literally to be a document of what happened in front of the camera.

In passing it should be noted that all documentaries are biased, as indeed all productions are, but it is only those programmes which ...

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