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  • noun Plural form of film-maker.


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  • And with younger film-makers embarking on projects that cost just $50,000 (£30,500) to make, using ever cheaper equipment, producers such as James (from what he calls the more old-fashioned "cinema verité" school of documentary-making) are struggling to fund their work.

    Steve James hails a 'golden age of documentary film-making' 2011

  • But the trend has its benefits for the more ambitious film-makers he epitomises.

    Steve James hails a 'golden age of documentary film-making' 2011

  • The 16mm, hand-held cameras enabled what came to be known as location-based "direct cinema", pioneered in the US by film-makers such as Richard Leacock and in France by Jean Rouche.

    New technology opens up documentary-making 2011

  • Documentary film-maker Danfung Dennis, who has been documenting wars for years, including the award-winning film on Afghanistan called Hell and Back, says the arrival of the Canon 5D Mark II in 2008 marked another turning point for film-makers.

    New technology opens up documentary-making 2011

  • The digital, single lens reflex camera with a low price tag and a video function of "unprecedented image quality" allowed film-makers to "combine the ethics of photo-journalism with the narrative of documentary-making".

    New technology opens up documentary-making 2011

  • Not so very long ago television producers and film-makers were thrilled if their projects had the "water cooler effect" – that is to say the show, the programme or the film became a topic of conversation or chatter among people in offices, bars or the home.

    The impact of Twitter on TV shows 2011

  • For film-makers there was a shift in emphasis from the "craft of shooting" – with a wary eye on the amount of costly film stock being used – to the "craft of editing" an ever increasing volume of material.

    New technology opens up documentary-making 2011

  • The Bauma has been a meeting place for groups of writers since it opened in the 1940s, such as the circle of Joan de Sagarra, a notoriously acerbic theatre critic who knew most of the writers, film-makers, singers, artists and journalists in Barcelona towards the wilting end of Franco's unloved reign.

    10 of the best literary haunts in Barcelona 2011

  • As Curtis finishes this exchange, he suddenly returns to self-deprecating mode: "If twentysomething film-makers look at the generation before them, they never want to be like the last lot; they should look at me and think 'What a tosser' and then try to do things their way."

    Adam Curtis: happy to be different 2011

  • With the internet there are lots of independent documentary film-makers who are in a position to market their own films in ways that would have never been possible a few years ago.

    How the internet is galvanising support for social justice documentaries 2011


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