Welcome to Documentary Video in 60 Seconds, in which you can learn a skill or technique in just a minute!
Documentary Video in 60 Seconds
Filming a documentary is all about telling a true story. It is your job to make that interesting and engaging.
What You Need to Know About Documentary Video
While always sticking to truth and ensuring that facts are correct you can construct the documentary in a similar way to a drama, with a cast of characters and a beginning, middle and end.
Think about supporting interviews and required footage to tell the story. Once you have that planned and a workable timeline for your documentary, look at how you position your ingredients to have the greatest impact, paying careful attention to not overdo it.
The reputation and appeal of documentary films has never been higher. There are so many stories to investigate and tell, from what governments and global corporations are up to, to what is happening in your own community.
Want to learn more? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Learn more about Documentary Video on Envato Tuts+:
- Documentary PhotographyThe Dramatic Documentary: Telling True Stories with Fact and FeelingMarie Gardiner
- Documentary PhotographyHow to Find and Choose a Documentary SubjectSlavik Boyechko
- Video ProductionMaster the Documentary Interview With These Practical ExercisesMark Thorburn
- Video ProductionHow to Use the Five 'W's for a Fantastic Documentary InterviewMark Thorburn
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!