HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY: ESSENTIAL TUTORIALS & TOOLS
SHOOTING THE DOC INTERVIEW - Video tutorial with Hank Rogerson

Shooting the Doc Interview

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This info-packed video tutorial will reveal all the secrets of setting up a great interview. Even if you've never shot an interview before, you'll start off like a pro. 

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SHOOTING THE DOC INTERVIEW ON LOCATION- Video tutorial with Hank Rogerson

Shooting the Doc Interview on Location

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This video tutorial follows up on SHOOTING A DOC INTERVIEW and tackles the important considerations when you're shooting ON LOCATION. Even if you've never shot an interview before, your interviews will look professional! 

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SHOOTING THE DOC INTERVIEW WITH AVAILABLE NATURAL LIGHT -Video tutorial with Hank Rogerson

Shooting the Doc Interview with Available Light

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This video tutorial follows up our popular Shooting Tutorials, SHOOTING A DOC INTERVIEW and SHOOTING THE DOC INTERVIEW ON LOCATION.  This tutorial will show you how to expertly use natural, available light - a must-know technique for the doc filmmaker! 

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DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING SYSTEM

ALL NEW and COMPLETELY REVISED FOR 2017!
WE ARE THRILLED TO BE TEAMING UP WITH DESKTOP DOCUMENTARIES to offer you our 2017
revised BUDGETING favorites, as well as some completely NEW budgeting tools and tutorials.

Jilann has completely revamped the Budgeting System, and you can now buy it as a Bundle,
or in individual parts. Check it out and we're sure you'll find exactly what you need.

Please note that when you click 'Add to Cart', you will be taken to the Desktop Documentaries
site for purchase and to access your courses. Be rest assured that ALL content has been created
by us here at DocuMentors and will be the top-quality, industry-standard content that you depend on.
See you there! 

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Funders want to see realistic and accurate budgets. If you need help with yours, look no further.
Help yourself raise money with The Complete Budgeting System, including:

THE DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING MASTER CLASS - 11 Budgeting tutorials that teach you how to fish -
how to make your own budgets for ANY size project, from here on out. This knowledge will last you
for your entire career and will help you eliminate the stress and uncertainty from the budgeting process.
INCLUDES BONUS BUDGET SAMPLE PACK.

THE DOCUMENTARY BUDGET TEMPLATE PACK - Contains 2 templates - our updated Easy Template,
and our 6-page updated Detailed Budget Template.

THE 2017 DOCUMENTARY GOING RATES HANDBOOK - A complete guide to line item costs for 2017

DOCUMENTARY BUDGET CASH FLOW WORKSHEET

 YOU SAVE $94 WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE COMPLETE BUDGETING SYSTEM!

 You will learn:

  • How to create the most accurate budget for your film
  • How to come in under budget
  • Why and When you might need different versions of your budget, and how to create them
  • How to negotiate the best rates for equipment and crew
  • How to use the 2 included Templates for any project you might have
  • How to use the Going Rates Handbook for your particular production parameters

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DOCUMENTARY PRODUCING 101 - Audio course with Jilann Spitzmiller

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NOW AVAILABLE AS A 5-PART SERIES, OR IN 5 INDIVIDUAL MODULES!

You’ve got an amazing documentary idea, but you’re not sure how to make it a reality.  Or perhaps, you’ve actually made a documentary but you don’t know how to get it into the right festivals or into distribution. In any case, this audio course is for you! You will be given a detailed map of documentary producing, enriched with real case studies and backed by a thorough understanding of the documentary industry.

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DEVELOPING YOUR DOCUMENTARY IDEAS - Video tutorial with Hank Rogerson

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Make your dream a reality! Take that documentary idea that you think will make a great film and put it into action.  Watch this essential documentary tutorial that covers the creative side of developing ideas and the legal side as well. Save yourself money, mistakes and headaches!  $37

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Pitch Perfect

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Do you know how to pitch your documentary idea to funders and broadcasters?  If your pitch needs some refinement, this indepth audio tutorial will inspire and advise.

A documentary pitch is a short, visual representation of story.  Eloquently and succinctly pitching your documentary idea in person, to potential broadcasters and funders, is one of the most vital and nerve-racking presentations you will make. But, with guidance, you will present it with confidence.  Listen in and be ready to take notes!

 

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NAVIGATING FILM MARKETS

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Ready to start distributing your film? Researching the marketplace?

Learn all about Why and When to attend Documentary Film Markets, and how to Prepare Optimally for Networking and Sales. This in-depth audio tutorial will be indispensable in helping you get ready for one of the most important opportunities of your doc career. Just $17!

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Documentary Music Virtual Symposium

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ALL YOUR DOC FILM MUSIC QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

We covered Doc Music A to Z with the top people
in the Doc Music Industry!

Did you miss the Music Symposium? No worries!
WE RECORDED IT AND YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE A PASS TO
hear all of the interviews and download the sample agreements!
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(The Symposium is FREE to DocuMentors members, Read more...)

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