Get a recap and see the place that this course falls in this documentary filmmaking series. Discover some other courses that might be useful, including Introduction to Documentary Storytelling with Ashley Kennedy; the Filmmaking Forum series with Ashley Kennedy; Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting with Eduardo Angel; Foundations of Video: Interviews with Anthony Artis; Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shooting with Anthony Artis, and more.
- I really hope you found this course helpful and informative in introducing you to the many things that it takes to shoot a nonfiction film. First of all, make sure to check out this course's sister courses, Documentary Video: Pre-Production and Planning, and Documentary Video: Editing and Post, which show the making of the Project RELO documentary from the first spark of an idea to the ultimate finished and delivered film. Watching the entire series in context is important in understanding how production fits into the overall arc of the filmmaking journey.
If you want to dive into more documentary related studies, there are several courses in our training library that you may want to check out. For much more on all of the ways that you can approach the art of constructing documentaries, check out my course Introduction to Documentary Storytelling. It goes into the history, aesthetic, and modern application of different types of documentary techniques. Sometimes, though, it's just nice to absorb the wisdom of smart and creative documentary filmmakers through discussion. For that, you can check out my biweekly series Filmmaking Forum.
There I talk to quite a few documentary filmmakers and editors who share their insight and secrets in how they approach the craft, and even breakdown their decisions in a play-by-play format. In addition to those, there are some documentary production techniques courses, such as Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting by Eduardo Angel, and the Foundations of Video series by Anthony Artis, which covers techniques helpful for documentary filmmakers. I also want to call out the documentary category of courses in the library.
There's a very good documentary team, and they specialize in the Creative Inspiration and the Creative Spark series, which profiles various professionals in many different fields, and is meant to inform and inspire audiences in a wide variety of topics. Okay, with that feel free to check out the finished documentary next. Even though this course doesn't cover editing, it will give you a chance to see what we're working towards.
- Reviewing important production documents
- Effective directing strategies
- Setting up the location and aesthetic of an interview
- Conducting interviews
- Shooting b-roll
- Capturing engaging observational scenes
- Camera, sound, and more
- Working in the field
- Management media for successful handoff to post