Documentary Story, Structure, and Style

The Fundamentals of Documentary Story, Structure, and Style

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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.
what is a documentary

What Is a Documentary?

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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?
Q&A Would You Recommend Using a Script Consultant?

Q&A: Would You Recommend Using a Script Consultant?

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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.
Q&A: Any Advice for a Screenwriter Trying to Break into the Industry?

Q&A: Any Advice for a Screenwriter Trying to Break into the Industry?

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Though I am not a screenwriter, I do know what it's like to be on the outside of "the industry" looking in.
Stop Calling Your Work ART to Make It Seem More Important

Stop Calling Your Work ART to Make It Seem More Important

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I’ve been in conversations with “creative types” lately that I disagree with philosophically — the categorization of creative work as “art” or “not art.”
Useful Crowdfunding Websites

Q&A: What Are Useful Crowdfunding Websites?

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It’s worth looking into all of the costs/benefits of each of these two platforms before making a decision.
Tips on Being a Team Player While Not Compromising Too Much

Q&A: Tips on Being a Team Player While Not Compromising Too Much

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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.
Software Program Recommendations for an Up-And-Coming Producer

Q&A: Any Software Program Recommendations for an Up-And-Coming Producer?

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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.
Common Producing Mistakes

Q&A: What Are Your Most Common Producing Mistakes?

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The most common mistake I’ve made while producing is not focusing enough on story.