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Writing, Editing and Publishing

A subject guide to assist RMIT students who are studying in the writing, editing and publishing disciplines.

Screenwriting

Aronson, L. (2000). Scriptwriting updated: New and conventional ways of writing for the screen. North Ryde, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin. (print resource)

Booker, C. (2004). The seven basic plots: Why we tell stories. London. Continuum. 

Campbell, J. (1968). The hero with a thousand faces (2nd ed.). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. (print resource)

Dancyger, Ken. & Rush, Jeff. (2007). Alternative scriptwriting: Successfully breaking the rules (4th ed.). Amsterdam. Elsevier/Focal Press.

Dethridge, L. (2003). Writing your screenplay. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Field, Syd 1994, Screenplay: the Foundations of Screenwriting. 3rd ed, Dell Publishing, New York. (print resource)

Field, S. (1994). Four screenplays : Studies in the American screenplay. New York: Dell Pub.

Rensma, R. (2009). The innateness of myth a new interpretation of Joseph Campbell's reception of C.G. Jung. London ; New York: Continuum. (online resource)

Seger, L. (2010). Making a good script great (3rd ed.). Beverly Hills, CA: Silman-James Press. (print resource)

Seger, L. (1990). Creating unforgettable characters (1st ed.). New York: H. Holt. (print resource)

Vogler, C. (1998). The writer's journey: Mythic structure for storytellers and screenwriters (2nd rev. ed.). London: Pan. (print resource)

Voytilla, S. (1999). Myth and the movies: Discovering the mythic structure of 50 unforgettable films. Studio City, Calif.: Michael Wiese Productions. (print resource)

Documentary biography

Aufderheide, P. (2007). Documentary film a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (online resource)

Baddeley, H. (1969). The technique of documentary film production (2nd revised ed.). London: Focal P. (print resource)

Baker, M. (2013). Documentary in the Digital Age (1st ed.). Focal Press. (online resource)

Chion, Michel, & Gorbman, Claudia. (1999). The voice in cinema. New York: Columbia University Press. (print resource)

Hicks, J. (2007). Dziga Vertov defining documentary film. London: I. B. Tauris. (online resource)

Cunningham, M. (2005). The art of the documentary: Ten conversations with leading directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers. Berkeley, CA: New Riders. (print resource)

Cousins, Mark, & Macdonald, Kevin. (2006). Imagining reality: The Faber book of documentary. (Rev. ed.). London: Faber. (print resource)

Nichols, B. (1991). Representing reality: Issues and concepts in documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.  (print resource)

Nichols, B. (2001). Introduction to Documentary. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. (online resource)

Ohanian, Thomas A, & Phillips, Michael E. (2000). Digital filmmaking: The changing art and craft of making motion pictures (2nd ed.). Boston ; Oxford: Focal. (print resource)

Rabiger, M. (2009). Directing the documentary (Fifth ed.). Amsterdam: Focal Press/Elsevier. (online resource)

Rothman, William. (1997). Documentary Film Classics, USA:Cambridge University Press. 

Said, E. (2003). Orientalism. London: Penguin.

Saunders, D. (2007). Direct cinema: Observational documentary and the politics of the sixties. London: Wallflower Press. (print resource)

Williams, D. (2008). Australian post-war documentary film an arc of mirrors. Bristol, UK : Intellect. (online resource)

Locating books in the library by number

Browse the Library shelves using these call numbers:

Call Number

Subject Area

Call Number

Subject Area

001.42

398.2

651.74

741.5

808.02

808.042

808.066791

808.1

808.225

808.23

808.3

809.3

820.9994

Research methods

Folk literature

Business writing

Graphic novels

Authorship techniques

Academic writing

Motion picture authorship

Rhetoric of poetry

Television authorship

Screenwriting

Fiction technique

Fiction criticism

Australian literature

070.41

070.5

070.5797

302.2

425 & 428.2

658.5

658.8

686.2

686.22

686.2255

686.3

741.64

808.027

Editing--journalism

Publishing

Electronic publications

Communication

English language--grammar

Management of production

Marketing management

Printing

Typography

Proofreading

Bookbinding

Book design

Editing