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Old June 1st, 2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi, I live in Orlando, and am thinking of going to Asia, probably Thailand, to teach English. I was thinking while I was out there I'd like to film a documentary on something. How does one go about doing a documentary? I've worked in video production a few years, but have never embarked on something like this. Do I seek funding first...later...at all? How do I procure interview subjects? Do I need to get permits or anything if I'm shooting with minimal gear? Thanks!
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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Old July 1st, 2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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Sheila Curran Bernard has written a good one on documentary story telling.
"Documentary Storytelling for Video and Filmmakers." Several editions of it published. ref. Amazon!
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Old August 9th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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Watch lots of documentaries!!!
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Old September 11th, 2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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Watch lots of documentaries!!!
This is what I'd definitely recommend. I'd prefer this method over reading personally.
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A to Z of shooting a documentary? Here is the S of shooting a documentary. Paul Stekler.

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This is what I'd definitely recommend. I'd prefer this method over reading personally.
That tells you what a good doc should look like but not how to shoot it.
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