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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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42 How to Make a Documentary

Randal K. West

Few other communication forms have the power to reveal a unique perspective, capture imagination and even motivate change. We break down the process of how to make a documentary into three parts so you can discover how to move your story from dreaming your documentary concept, fulfilling the dream and sharing your vision through distribution.

To Dream a Possible Dream

Walk onto the working set of any television production studio and almost every person on the crew has a documentary they are shopping around, getting ready to shoot, or trying to fund. Why? Because everyone from the director of photography to the key grip has a story to tell, they feel compelled to share their stories with a larger audience. ...

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