RTVE BOOK PRESENTATION: HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY
This book is a collection of the reflections, the doubts and certainties, and the concerns of a group of professionals who have dedicated part of their lives (and thoughts) to documentary film. As one of the people interviewed points out, given that reality is in constant change and that the most appropriate way to approach it is through documentary film, its future is guaranteed. The spaces change, the cities, the ideas, trends, people ... all inexhaustible.
Though new technologies and the new audiovisual scene have an impact in one way or another on all genres and formats, there are elements that remain unchanged, such as the nexus binding together the ambition of the screenwriter, director, camera operator, editor and all those involved in a documentary. What holds them together is the desire to convey emotions, feelings, all the richness of human beings. Lofty thoughts in a simple language.
How To Make a Documentary is a collection of deeply personal experiences that fans and lovers of this genre will find extremely rewarding. It is also a tribute to all those who created such groundbreaking programs as El hombre y la Tierra, Memoria de España, El laberinto del Tíbet, Los Caminos de la ciencia, Esta es mi tierra, La Transición, El tesoro de los indios, Ciudades para el siglo XXI, Elogio de la luz, Por la ruta de la memoria, Alfilo de lo imposible, Paraísos cercanos, Otros pueblos, Mediterráneo, Índico… and many others. An extensive list that has been bestowed with the highest honors in Spain's audiovisual memory.
Nel Escudero (Melide, A Coruña, 1953) has spent most of his career at TVE, as director and screenwriter of nearly a hundred documentaries. He made the first high definition documentary ever in Spain in 1988: Cuyo nombre fue Barcelona. Since then, he has done corporate design work, advertisements and documentaries. He is the author of another book about directing in particular, published by the Instituto RTVE, Las claves del documental.
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