Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, by Sheila Curran Bernard

By Sheila Curran Bernard

Archival Storytelling is a vital, pragmatic advisor to at least one of the main tough matters dealing with filmmakers this day: using photographs and track that belong to another individual. the place do manufacturers opt for reasonable stills and pictures? How do filmmakers assessment the historic price of archival fabrics? What do verite' manufacturers want to know while documenting a global full of rights-protected photos and sounds? How do filmmakers shield their very own inventive efforts from infringement? packed with suggestion and perception from filmmakers, archivists, movie researchers, track supervisors, highbrow estate specialists, coverage executives and others, Archival Storytelling defines key terms-copyright, reasonable use, public area, orphan works and more-and demanding situations filmmakers to develop into not just archival clients but in addition archival and copyright activists, making sure their ongoing skill as creators to attract at the cultural fabrics that encompass them. beneficial properties conversations with leaders together with Patricia Aufderheide, Hubert most sensible, Peter Jaszi, Jan Krawitz, Lawrence Lessig, Stanley Nelson, Rick Prelinger, Geoffrey C. Ward etc. extra compliment for Archival Storytelling: "I've been making old documentaries for a few years, but I discovered new issues from this booklet. this is often the definitive advisor for archival study for documentary filmmakers. a useful resource." -Mark Jonathan Harris, unusual Professor, college of Cinematic Arts, college of Southern California, and writer/director, The good way domestic and Into the palms of Strangers "One of the best-and so much needed-[books] i've got obvious in a while..The problem is to maintain what's a reasonably technical element of filmmaking attention-grabbing with no compromising the standard and intensity of data. The authors have performed a great activity during this regard by way of the cautious interweaving of interviews with researchers, filmmakers and criminal specialists throughout the actual material.There is the robust experience of being within the presence of skilled filmmakers and researchers who settle for that whereas there are commonplace practices, archival use and highbrow estate legislation and so forth. are contingent fields during which each one case has to be assessed and handled on its merits." -Bruce Sheridan, Chair, movie & Video division, Columbia university "It's demanding to visualize a extra prepared, complete dissection of Byzantine fabric. The authors have produced a huge consultant for all who use archival assets. better of all, as a result of their attempt, i feel extra participants may be capable of entry and correctly make the most of such fabric. This booklet will serve filmmakers and, in flip, the general public for years to come." -Thomas Speicher, manufacturer, Pennsylvania university of know-how "Not easily a 'how-to' handbook, it's also a dialogue of rules, concerns and heritage that creates an stress-free textual content even if the subject material turns into complicated.The genuine global examples, the roundtable discussions, and the exploration of rules and concerns surrounding the technical facets are very welcome and good done." -Dustin Ogdin, Filmmaker, Spoke electronic movies "The booklet correctly advances the thought that 'films matter,' yet this can be countered via discussants with 'films expense funds too.' Filmmakers may well take many years to recoup, and licensing is helping. it really is an ongoing volley, the bankruptcy engenders a highway map in the course of the break up, the strain makes a great read...This authorative booklet belongs on each producer's shelf." -Loren S. Miller, Freelance Documentary and Dramatic Editor, Emerson collage   * approximately all filmmakers, at some point soon of their careers, may want to use third-party fabrics, or can be requested to license their very own paintings to another person. This ebook will assist you do it (and remain on-time and inside of budget)* This e-book, by means of clarifying and defining such phrases as reasonable use, copyright, highbrow estate, and inventive Commons, can larger organize media makers not to simply safeguard their very own artistic rights yet to appreciate and recognize these of others.* extra assets can be found at the authors' site:

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They would continue through the 1960s and 1970s and would provide in-depth coverage of issues and individuals that has proven to be a boon to filmmakers in the decades since. Independent Field Production Also in the late 1950s and early 1960s, an important change occurred that impacted both the quality and style of television documentaries and the range of independent filmmaking in general. Film cameras light enough to be shoulder-mounted, coupled with crystal sync, which allowed synchronized picture and sound to be recorded wirelessly, gave rise to a new form of observational “fly on the wall” filmmaking.

The following collections are part of RG 200, except where otherwise indicated. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The Universal News Collection. While every Hollywood studio had its newsreel, only Universal gave its entire run (1929–1967) and outtakes to the American people; all other newsreels must be obtained from commercial sources. The Universal News collection includes some 150,000 titles, and each complete newsreel presents roughly seven or eight stories that last about a minute each. NARA holds most volumes and issues, with the exception of some (from the World War II years and some early soundtracks) that were destroyed in a fire.

ARCHIVAL STORYTELLING ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Milo Ryan Phonoarchive Collection. Includes approximately 5000 donated recordings, primarily of CBS-KIRO (Seattle) radio broadcasts from 1931 to 1977, with a focus on news and public affairs. World War II War Crimes Records. Provides thousands of recordings from the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany; the most prominent are the testimonies of Nazi defendants and witnesses to the Holocaust. (Another record group, 226, relates to the Office of Strategic Services [OSS], the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency.

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