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Documentary Production: The Shoot


The shoot is an important part to any documentary. Its where all your hard work in the planning stage pays off. To make your project better, we show you how to get location access, prepare and direct great interviews, set up a good lighting scene, and follow good policies for capturing B-roll and sound. These tips will help you make your documentary both compelling and professional.


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Getting Location Access
In order to gain access to locations, well look at the types of access problems you might encounter, how to manage the details of the locale and when youll need location releases.

Preparing for Interviews
We look at what equipment you’ll need, how to make a room look great, what to include in a talent release, and how to make your subjects look their best.

Directing Interviews
To help you record your interviews, we show you what you need to brief your talent, how to ask quality questions, and good ways to respond to questions.

Capturing B-roll
We go over some tips on how to direct and record people for your B-roll, and show you some ways to cover live events to make your documentary interesting and informative.

Common Lighting Setups
To help you make your scenes look professional, we look at the first steps to good lighting and how to place lights and equipment in a variety of lighting setups.

Field Sound Recording
To capture the best sound possible, we look at the proper ways to use microphones, how to monitor sound, and how to use field mixers.

BONUS DVD-ROM CONTENT: Also includes 5 bestselling Videomaker eDocs covering a wide range of video-related documentary topics for viewing on your computer.

Running time: 34min

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