Storytelling is a technical skill and with an understanding of documentary story, structure, and style, we can upgrade our work in a pretty significant way.
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Documentary remains one of the most discussed, if not hotly debated, genres of film and television. No one can agree: what is a documentary?
The answer to this question depends on the goals of your project and your goals as a writer, so I’d prefer to explore the costs and benefits.
Though I am not a screenwriter, I do know what it’s like to be on the outside of “the industry” looking in.
I’ve been in conversations with “creative types” lately that I disagree with philosophically — the categorization of creative work as “art” or “not art.”
It’s worth looking into all of the costs/benefits of each of these two platforms before making a decision.
As creative workers, we have our own points of view… but so do our coworkers. Before making a decision to compromise, I ask myself two questions.
My generation didn’t have cameras built into our phones, we didn’t have cheap video editing software, and we didn’t have platforms to share our videos.
The most common mistake I’ve made while producing is not focusing enough on story.