A documentary film is a non fictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.
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Documentary can be described as a film making practice or a cinematic tradition. It is continually evolving and this without clear boundaries. Making documentaries feels like it is one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors you can be involved in.
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The steps to produce a great documentary:
1. tell a story you care about
2. Research & Make a Plan
3. Create a Shot List & Start Shooting
4. Write a Script & Begin Editing
5. Check Legal and Copyright Issues
Think about HOW you’re going to tell your story:
what are your core story points?
What are the elements that makes you 'tingle' with intrigue?
What benefits can you expect from this?
Like any other serious video production, It is important to consider the production cost and production time may also varies according the circumstances and how the story evolves.