The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making
By Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein, and Sharon Wood
Our new book about documentary filmmaking is now available. We conceived this book as a start-to-finish how-to manual covering all the stages of taking a film from an initial idea through devlopment, production, and post-production, all the way to distribution. Drawing on our own experiences and using case histories from the films we've made, we hope this book will be a useful resource for beginner filmmakers, students, and film instructors.
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The View From Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers
On sale through Amazon
Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based journalist and film critic. He is a writer for the Montreal Mirror, and his articles have also appeared in The Globe & Mail, The New York Times, The Toronto Star, CBC ARts Online, and The Advocate. Hays also teaches courses in film studies, journalism, and communication studies at Concordia University in Montreal.
Hays demonstrates a deep appreciation for all types of gay and lesbian films, from the profound to the campy, from documentaries to porn.... This collection of histories, opinions, and stories presents a fascinating view of queer film from the viewpoint of the filmmakers. GLBT Round Table Newsletter (American Library Assocation) (GLBT Round Table Newsletter 20090312)
Word is Out
By Greg Youmans
Available from Amazon.
A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of gay men and lesbians of different ages, races, and backgrounds, and played a role in the then-nascent struggle for gay rights (being released at the same time as Anita Bryant waged her anti-gay campaign in Florida). Greg Youmans is a scholar, maker, and programmer of queer film and video. Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people.