Documentary Film and Video Production

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Documentary Film and Video Production

Subject: Media, Journalism & Communication Studies

Audience: Graduate and Upper class Undergraduate Media or Communication Students

Created date: March 5, 2022

Updated date: May 10, 2022


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  • Editors


What is a Documentary? What Isn’t?

Documentary Genres and Types

Documentary Codes and Conventions

Organizing your Documentary

Researching your Documentary

Choosing the Right Subjects

Writing the Proposal and Budget

Documentary Planning and Preproduction

Planning and Conducting the Interview

Documentary Technical Production

B-Roll Planning and Execution

21st Century Documentary Conventions

Organizing Documentary Postproduction

Writing the Documentary Script

Documentaries and Laws and Ethics