Documentary films are more prevalent than ever—showing up in theaters, TV, the web—covering every subject imaginable, be it tragic, comic, newsworthy, or outrageous. It’s a versatile form; they can run the length of a mini-series or be as brief as a short film, and they can be made for millions or a few hundred bucks.
A great documentary film takes more than equipment and sweat equity. It must be a carefully crafted piece of nonfiction storytelling. Here you will learn how to conceive ideas, structure stories, conduct research and interviews, write narration, adapt your plans to the footage you get, and market your work.
Grab a camera, mic, subject…and start capturing a fascinating true story.