This book is an introduction to the world of science and natural history filmmaking. Most books on filmmaking discuss ways to become an independent filmmaker. Yet, working in science and natural history is unique. This book fills a void in education in this field. It gives insight about getting into the industry via National Geographic and Discovery as well as breaking into the world of Youtube. To make science films in any of these venues you need a recipe for success. This book helps you make your own recipe depending on your goals.
"These essays are among Scott MacDonald's best. An added bonus among all this new work is one updated vintage essay from 1981--still the very best essay ever written about the uses of pornography. All the essays are intellectually, personally and viscerally vibrant, coupling substantive recent essays with his trademark, probing interviews with key filmmakers. Each interview is beautifully paired with the essays. Scott MacDonald is a monument to thoughtful knowledge of, and pleasure in, avant-garde cinema."--Linda Williams, author of Screening Sex "More than any other critic, Scott MacDonald truly explores contemporary experimental cinema, seeking out new works and new artists, reconsidering classics and broadening out our sense of film history from the images on screen to the social, political and economic contexts and debates surrounding them. And yet if MacDonald surveys a complex landscapes, his books never carry the claustrophobia of the archive or academia. This criticism answers the call of the open road, with conversations and companionship with vivid personalities guiding the way, and the sense of high adventure waiting just around the bend."--Tom Gunning, Chair, Committee on Cinema and Media, University of Chicago
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education