media relations 4

Bud Greenspan

The Making of a Sports Documentary

Assignment 1: Using the attached text and other sources please write a 1-2 page biography of sport documentary film maker Bud Greenspan.

Elements –

  • Telling a story – Why are films of interest to non-sports buffs. What you didn’t see on TV.
  • Use of history
  • Writing a script – use of words
  • Accuracy of facts – the need for research
  • The Interview, athlete, family, friends
  • The film – camera angles, editing, selecting final shots
  • Use of music
  • Putting it all together – real time event vs. edited event – creating drama