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Documentary Production: Access and Release Forms

Documentary Production: Access and Release Forms
Documentary production can be difficult if you're not properly prepared. There will be times when you can't get access for a necessary interview or location, or you're placed under strict time restraints to get everything you need. For this reason, it's important to be thorough in your production planning. During the planning stage of your documentary be sure to get the proper paper work needed to shoot on location, including location releases, permits and proof of insurance. Obtaining these items ahead of time will save you from a last minute scramble to relocate. Also, keep in mind any time restraints that are in place. If you're shooting an interview under time restrictions, be sure to have your equipment set up ahead of time, and ask the more important questions first to ensure they are addressed before time runs out. Thorough production planning can help prevent unexpected accessibility restraints. However, due to the possibility of last minute changes, it's important to remain flexible and to be able to quickly devise a backup plan. With proper planning and quick thinking your documentary will be able to overcome any obstacle it meets. Videomaker's Complete Book Of Forms contains essential forms to help you plan, get organized, stay legal, and ask the right questions concerning all aspects of video production. Just a few of the 91 forms include: Model Release Forms & Video Tape Consent Forms, Lighting Plot Form, Administrative Reports, Maintenance Records, Script and Storyboard Forms, Production Cost Forms, Location Survey & Scouting Reports, Shot Logs and Field Equipment Checklists. Interested in more video production tips? Sign up for Videomaker's free email training course. This free tip series is designed to help you improve your video production skills, fast.
July 13th, 2011