"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." -- Robert Bresson, French Film Director
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Empowering you to tell your story is what Desktop Documentaries is all about.
This site is dedicated to filmmaking enthusiasts of all levels looking for guidance, perspective and insight about documentary filmmaking.
Now empowering 550,000+ filmmakers and video enthusiasts every year!
Desktop Documentaries is an on-line resource helping filmmakers bring their dream documentary to life with practical step-by-step tips and inspiration.
"I found your site by chance while suggesting crowd funding to a colleague. Congratulations, as someone who's made a living out of documentaries for 30 years, this is one of the most comprehensive summaries of what it takes to do it that I've ever seen." ~Leo Eaton · President & CEO at Eaton Creative More site reviews
Faith Fuller is the founder and publisher of Desktop Documentaries. She's been in the filmmaking and communications industry for 20+ years, producing 1500+ news stories, documentaries, short films, PSA's and educational programs.
Her work has been seen on CNN, The Discovery Health Channel and PBS and won numerous awards including Telly's, a CINE and regional EMMY.
Her first feature-length documentary, Briars in the Cotton Patch, was broadcast on PBS stations across the United States from 2005 - 2010 and continues to be broadcast internationally. It is available for educational streaming on Kanopy.
Every week, a new documentary tip is sent straight to your inbox to help you along your filmmaking journey. This is a great way to stay on track and motivated! We promise to send only relevant and worthwhile content. (And plus get some extra free goodies!)
Documentary Crash Course
If you're ready to dive in, our popular 7-Day Documentary Crash Course will get you up and running right away. Learn the major steps in the process and avoid the common mistakes of first time filmmakers.
We know how tough it can be to raise money for your filmmaking projects. That's why we make a special effort to provide support, articles and resources to help you with your fundraising efforts. Get started with our exclusive Documentary Fundraising Tool Kit.
Are you working on a documentary or thinking about working on a documentary? If you have a question, pop over to our filmmaking forum and ask a question. Or if you're ready to super charge the making of your documentary, sign up for our 7-Day Documentary Crash Course.
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