Marie Michael Library

Title

Constructing Reality: Shaping Reality

Length

71 min.

File No

266

Format

VHS; NFB.

Description

Series of six videos and manual. This series compiles excerpts of Canadian archival and contemporary documentary films for the purpose of studying the conventions, the techniques, the power and the social impact of this form of communication. Includes a resource book with film descriptions, background notes, interviews with filmmakers, technical notes and terminology. This video questions what are the critical choices to be made in the process of constructing and editing non-fiction films? This video concentrates on images, words, sound effects, music and silence--the tools that filmmakers use to create an experience for the audience. National Film Board (NFB).