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Get the funding you need for your documentary
September 02, 2011
Desktop-Documentaries.com – Documentary Tips Newsletter
Issue #5 – September 2, 2011 – www.desktop-documentaries.com
Desktop Documentaries Announces Partnership With DocumentorsWe've just announced a new partnership with the Documentors team at DocumentaryHowTo.com.
Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson are an award-winning documentary team and top-notch documentary filmmaking instructors. They have created a wonderful collection of documentary filmmaking how-to's and tutorials that we believe are a great asset to the documentary community. We have just released on our site their full set of documentary budgeting tools (they are excellent) and we will be adding more of their filmmaking products in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned!
Get The Funding You NeedDocumentary funding is one of the biggest challenges for documentary filmmakers. It can derail the most talented producers and best documentary ideas out there. So how do you FIND funding and how do you GET funding? I've been spending a lot of time on this lately. In fact, I'm working on an e-book right now on documentary fundraising and have been scouring every resource I can on the topic. As a documentary filmmaker myself and going through the fundraising process numerous times, I know exactly how you feel and what you're going through.
Step-By-Step: How To Raise Money For Your Documentary
Documentary Fundraising Tools
Documentary Budget System - NEW!
This is a fantastic set of tools from DocumentaryHowTo.com. You can purchase the entire 5-Part Budgeting System or buy the System elements separately which include a Going Rates Table, Sample Budgets, Budget Templates and an 85-minute Tutorial.
5-Part Budgeting System - $77.00
FREE PREVIEW COPY!
This is BRAND NEW 12-page template documentary proposal I've created that has everything laid out for you to plug in your own information. This shows you exactly what to include in a proposal and how to present the information in a way that will grab the attention of your funders and help get you the funding you need. I'm offering this as a FREE download for just a few days. I simply ask for a quick review in return.
Instructions for Free Download:
What's New at Desktop Documentaries?Desktop-Documentaries.com has a new look! -- Visit our homepage and let us know what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.
Free Film Clips and B-Roll Footage -- Thousands of public domain free movies, films, audio and photos are available on the internet if you just know where to look. Tons of great resources here.
Documentary Film Festivals - Browse our new section on documentary film festivals and even add your own festival to the list!
Documentary Budgeting, Documentary Budget Template, Budget Samples, Going Rates - These are all the great tools we've just added from DocumentaryHowTo.com.
Documentary Fundraising: "Ask Without Fear" Book Review -- Marc Pitman loves helping connect people who have money with great causes they believe in.
Documentary Idea: Amateur Boxing - Tons of great documentary ideas continue to come in, including this one from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
GoPro HD Review | Mini Video Camera -- One of the neatest gadgets for filmmakers, read this review of the GoPro HD posted this week from a video producer who just came back from using it on a two month shoot.
Coming Soon! Documentary Fundraising Guide Book
Documentary Fundraising Guide -
COMING SOON! This is a 40-page detailed fundraising guide designed specifically for documentary filmmakers and helping you get the funding you need for your project. Set for release in Fall 2011.
Helpful Tools and Resources:Animoto – Edit gorgeous videos without any experience whatsoever. This is a fantastic tool for creating a documentary trailer or any other short video.
Site Build It! – Need a website for your documentary? This "all-in-one" website builder will give you everything you need to build your website from domain name, to building traffic and growing your audience.
B&H Photo Video - Every filmmaker has probably purchased equipment from B&H at some point in their career. Whatever equipment you need for your next documentary project, these guys have it.
Stay Up To Date:Catch the latest documentary news on our Desktop Documentaries Facebook Page. Make sure to stop by and "Like" us!
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