Annotated Bibliography - draft
Some sources and resources to explore this further.
Click on the book covers to be taken to the good reads profile and learn more about each.
Michael Tierno , Artistotele's Poetics for screenwriters
I recommend to read Tierno before reading McKee. For a more gentle introduction, and to better understand McKee.
However there ideas from Aristotele that McKee revisits and takes further such as that of the
action idea which is later referred to as
inciting incident. These have settle differences that nonetheless become significant when used in the story crafting context.
Robert McKee Story book
- The book goes hand in hand with his story seminar
Jack Hart, Story Craft
Howe McCkee's concepts apply to factual stories.
Rabinger, developing story ideas
Relevant to the idea generation stage of the production process, explore a few techniques for coming up and shaping ideas, covers both fiction and documentary.
Sheila Curran Bernard, Documentary storytelling
Illustrated comic exploring the radio production process at This American Life.
NFBC Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
Doc film by National Film Board of Canada, interviewing established documentary film-makers about their craft.
- Interactive archive of interviews with film-makers -requires flash
- Trailer & Film download - payed
- Available as pdf resources
Peter Wintonick, Cinéma vérité: Defining the Moment (National Film Board, 1999).
Another production by the NFBC, exploring early pioneers of Cinema Verite.
- Trailer & Download link - payed
McKee book on Dialogue
To learn about dialogue in fiction, and think about this can be used in paper-editing, at the stage where we add the text selections to the story, as explored in previous section on paper-edit and story concepts.
Writing, Directing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos.
To learn about pitching and treatment writing.