How To: Make a documentary film step-by-step

Make a documentary film step-by-step

In this Film & Theater video tutorial you will learn how to make a documentary film step-by-step. The various steps involved in making a documentary are defining the documentary, stylizing the genre, shooting and finally editing. A documentary is a movie that documents reality. It is based on real life situations or people. The three most sub genres are the observational documentary, the expository documentary and the participatory documentary. The different styles can be sit-down interviews or set up shots. The camera angles take a back seat to the story. The best idea is a smooth steady shot with a tripod. Three point lighting can be used for sit-down interviews. Rembrandt lighting can be used for very emotional situations or stories. You can watch the video for further tips.

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