September 7, 2015 at 9:31AM

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The best book on making documentaries.

Hello, anyone could recommend me a book on documentary filmmaking.
I'm going to make a documentary about architecture and wanted to read something about making documentaries, kindle version is preferable, if I can also please recommend the best documentaries about architecture that I can see.

My documentary is about the architecture and urbanism of the city where I live.

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The best book is RADIO: An Illustrated Guide. See https://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RADIO:...

If you can tell a story so well that you don't even need images to convey it, then you can make a kick-ass documentary by adding images to the story. If you don't know how to tell a story, the best images in the world are not going to tell it for you.

Architecture and urbanism are great subjects. Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn definitely tells the human side of those subjects: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Buildings_Learn This book was turned into a 6-part documentary that aired on the BBC.

September 7, 2015 at 9:51AM

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Thank you very much, I will see the book you say and try to find the documentaries that you mention.

September 12, 2015 at 2:30AM

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