The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide. A Down & Dirty DV by Anthony Q. Artis

By Anthony Q. Artis

To a person who desires to make a document yet doesn’t have loads of time, funds, or adventure, Anthony Artis says: "It’s time to get down and dirty!"―a filmmaking mentality that teaches you the way to be inventive along with your assets and do extra with much less. Written through a guerrilla filmmaker for guerrilla filmmakers, this all new version of a bestselling vintage doesn’t simply inform you, it shows you ways to make your tasks larger, speedier, and less expensive and has been up-to-date to include:

  • Fresh assurance of DSLR cameras, new lighting fixtures apparatus, visible storytelling, postproduction recommendations, and distribution in a web era.
  • 500+ complete colour representation, timesaving counsel, and functional enter from filmmakers for you to instantly observe in your personal projects
  • New sections on fundraising, picking out lenses, taking pictures across the world, the 4K structure, taking pictures on iPhones, previsualization, instant microphones, dolly and slider photographs, staging distant interviews, transcripts, and extra
  • This bonus site (www.focalpress.com/cw/artis) positive factors video and audio tutorials, storyboards, releases, apparatus publications, and checklists.

Hustle up a profitable documentary staff and select the ideal apparatus for the task. discover ways to shoot extra polished, professional-looking pictures and interviews on any price range, any digital camera, any time. Plan via the entire hindrances, steer clear of universal filmmaking pitfalls and tighten your lighting fixtures, audio, and visible storytelling talents before you hit the streets. The hotly expected moment version of The close Up and Shoot Documentary consultant will assist you do all this and extra!

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You could also make the most of the trip by interviewing your subject’s family members and friends while there. Maybe instead of video of their hometown, a montage of still pictures will suffice . . Make travel count. Just take a few people and stay only as long as necessary. 5 GET CORPORATE/AGENCY SPONSORSHIPS OR PRODUCT PLACEMENT DEALS Making a documentary about the history of video gaming? Why not see if the good people at Atari or Activision will support your project with grants or donations?

That’s a really powerful tool. I want to be right there doing stuff with it. So, coincidentally, the way that we want to express ourselves uses all these things. ” It’s always because I’m gonna use this tool. indd 31 6/26/2007 5:23:22 PM 32 THE SHUT UP AND SHOOT DOCUMENTARY GUIDE VIDEO FORMATS 101 All video formats are not created equally. Similar to the term “documentary,” “video” is a general word that describes a wide variety of formats and spans a vast range of picture qualities. This is one of the first production decisions you will need to make, because the difference between the cost and complexity of shooting and editing on various formats can completely alter your budget, schedule, and crew decisions.

So it’s a tough thing to raise enough money to get the story far enough along to show it to people . . ’Cause it’s such an old Hollywood joke. How do you raise the money? Uh . . persistence. That you know, that’s one of the most critical things. It’s practice, practice, practice. Persistence really is such a key ingredient. ” That’s very important because, certainly if you’re raising money from foundations the people who are gonna give you money aren’t filmmakers, but they’re expert in the subject you’re making your film on.

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