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Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Images organization and structure, sounds (text and interviews) as much as the author point of view determines the type of documentary.

Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series.

The chronological sequence of material, narrator figure treatment, the nature of the materials, completely real, recreations, infographic images, etc. lead to a wide variety of formats, ranging from pure documentary to creative documentaries, reaching docudrama (format in which the characters are played by themselves), reaching to fake documentary also known as a 'mockumentary'.

Often, fictional television programs adopt a structure and narrative mode very close to the documentary, and in turn, some documentary reproduce resources proper of works of fiction's creation. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Documentary Filmmakers in the News
6 Filmmaking Tips from Ken Burns - Film School Rejects

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Ken Burns
Film School Rejects
There aren't many documentary filmmakers who are household names, but Ken Burns is one of them. He's arguably the most famous documentarian, in fact, in part because of the phenomenal success of his 1990 miniseries The Civil War and also because ...

William and Harry initially told filmmakers they couldn't remember much about their mother Diana - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

William and Harry initially told filmmakers they couldn't remember much about their mother Diana
Telegraph.co.uk
When Prince William and his brother Harry agreed to be interviewed for a television documentary about their mother viewers witnessed a series of deeply moving memories of their brief time together. But it has now emerged that before filming began the ...

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Judy Kibinge, Kenyan filmmaker, joins ranks of Oscar voters - CNN ... - CNN

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Judy Kibinge, Kenyan filmmaker, joins ranks of Oscar voters - CNN ...
CNN
Kenyan filmmaker Judy Kibinge has been invited by the Oscars to join the ranks of voting members. It's part of the Academy's attempt to diversify after the ...

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