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Directing the Documentary, 5th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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Chapter 3Developing your Story Ideas

Ideation

This chapter continues the work of ideation (choosing and developing ideas) by making use of all the story resources at hand. You never need to wait for inspiration, since potential film ideas are all around you. The aim is to experiment while finding and developing a strong film idea. Here, making documentary and writing fiction have something in common. Writers wear several hats, but the two they wear the most use quite different parts of the mind:

ifig0003.jpgAs a writer you wear different hats and use different parts of your mind. You generate story materials by freeing your mind to make associations, but ...

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