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The Open Frame Reader (Unreeling the Documentary Film)

Rajiv Mehrotra (Editor)
Synopsis This book is a substantially revised, enlarged and updated edition of Double Take, edited by The Raqs Media Collective. The Open Frame Reader is an introductory collection of essays by filmmakers as well as non practitioners working on the agends of the documentary genre. It highlights the concerns and issues surrounding the creative and technological processes as well as the institutional frame work within which they operate. Through a wonderful miscellany of imagery, analogy and personal musings, the book explores cinematography, editing, sound recording, research and the relationship of the documentary with its viewers. It foes beyond discussing technique, technology and creative construction to address issues such as censorship, copyright, dissmination and distribution. The book includes a series of appendices which provide practical information such as listings of organizations educational institutions and readings useful to anyone who is interested in the documentary as a genre. This readers is meant for any one interested in the genre as a potential producer or as a discerning viewer and not just for the professional filmmaker.
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About the author

Rajiv Mehrotra

Rajiv Mehrotra was educated at the universities of Delhi, Oxford and Columbia. For over three decades he has been a familiar face on public television, notably as the anchor of an in-depth, one-on-one talk show. He is presently secretary/trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and managing trustee of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. He is Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality, a trustee of the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture, and has served on the governing councils of the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Film and Television Institute of India. As an independent Documentary film-maker, he has won several international and national awards. He was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum at Davos. Rajiv is the author of The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters and is currently working on a biography of the Dalai Lama.

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Title The Open Frame Reader (Unreeling the Documentary Film)
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129109204
length 200p.