Documentary Consulting: Do you need help with your documentary?
Do you have a great idea for a documentary and not sure where to start? Are you staring at a blank white page and need some script writing advice?
Are you sorting through hundreds of hours of footage and struggling to find the story line? Do you have a rough cut and just need someone to look at it and help you sort through what's working and what isn't?
Confused about funding? Wondering how to sell your documentary?
Wherever you are in the documentary filmmaking process, sometimes just talking it through with someone who's gone through the process can help break the ice and clarify what direction you should take.
Would you like to have an experienced filmmaker take a look at your project and provide some personalized guidance?
Hi, my name is Faith and I'm the publisher of Desktop Documentaries. I've been in the documentary/video/film/communications business for more than 25 years. As a documentary/freelance producer and former television news reporter/anchor, I've produced more than 1500 productions including documentaries, educational videos, short films, news stories and web videos. I produced and directed the PBS and regional Emmy-winning documentary Briars in the Cotton Patch.
My filmmaking endeavors have given me the extraordinary opportunity to travel to more than 40 countries documenting the people and cultures in places such as Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Malaysia.
Through this site, I offer tons of free content with DIY filmmaking tips and advice, but I realize that each project is unique and sometimes requires more personalized guidance.
Whether you're a filmmaker, non-profit or business, I can analyze your project and help get you moving in the right direction.
Step 1: Tell Me About Your Project
Click here to fill out a Documentary Consulting Request Form to provide background about your project and help me determine how to best help you take your project to the next level.
Once I receive your filled out form, I'll get back in touch with you via e-mail (usually within 1-2 days) and we can determine together the next steps based on your needs. We will then schedule our phone call.
2016 UPDATE: Until further notice, additional clients are not being accepted at this time due to a very full schedule. Thank you for your interest and please check back at a later time.
Step 2: Pay For Consultation
Once your project is accepted, consulting fees are paid before consultation services begin to initiate the go-ahead to start researching and investing my time into your project. If you have questions, please contact me.
One-On-One Phone or Skype Consultation - $100/hour (15 hr minimum)
Because of the time involved to research and evaluate your project and to become invested in your project, a (minimum) 15-hour commitment of consultations is required to be accepted as a client. These hours can be used immediately or spread out over a 1-year time period.
$1,500USD must be paid upfront to initiate the first consulting session.
Some things your consulting package might include:
Get Started Now: Fill out the Documentary Consulting Request Form.
** There is no charge for filling out the Consulting Request Form. Payment is made after you receive an e-mail confirmation and you are ready to move forward. All products and services on Desktop Documentaries are 100% guaranteed.
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