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Old July 16th, 2005, 03:01 AM   #1
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Format of Discovery channel documentaries?

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Does anybody know what type of format are most of the documentaries shown on channels like Discovery, National Geographic and the History Channel shot with? Do they only accept documentaries that were shot on HD or film for example? Or do they also accept documentaries shot on DV and SD, as long as the documentaries are good in content and style?

Thanks a million in advance...
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Old July 16th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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The better the subject, the less picky they are. You have a better chance with Discovery for HD projects, the others dont care as much. I know many of the docs shown are shot on DV... many on 2/3" cams though...



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Old July 16th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Ash for getting back, so you think that if I shoot with a DVCAM DSR-390, along with a good script, style of shooting, animation and directing, you think that my documentary can make it into Discovery, the History channel and their likes?
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Old July 16th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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It is not near as hard as it seems to get something quality on TV. There are soooo many channels now, they need content. That camera is plenty good for the down the dial stations. Just make sure the audio is good!



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Old July 16th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice :-)
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Old July 16th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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From the Discovery Channel website -


What is Discovery Communications policy on the submission of program ideas?

We are only able to accept proposals from established production companies. If you are an individual with a program idea or are interested in being talent on a program, you should do your own research on production companies and contact them. There is further information about Discovery's policies on our producer's web site: http://producers.discovery.com
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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #7
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Thanks Richard... But I do own my own production company :-)
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