The conceptual dimension of ubiquitous filmmaking decisions.
Two modes of docfiction spectatorship.
Animation and live action, getting along – or not.
Valuing films that follow genre conventions and follow them well.
Documentaries that switch tone or mode half-way through.
A tale of two reading formations.
In defense of observational cinema.
The importance of the “documentary” label.
Further thoughts on variations on the character-driven format.
A single shot raises important questions.
The character-driven documentary is one of the dominant forms of documentary today, in the US and internationally.
Sometimes an issue documentary can be both traditional and hybrid doc-fiction at the same time.