How do I make a documentary about HIV/AIDS?
by Hilary August
Comment or Question: Hi, I'm a 23 years old man from and aspiring film maker from tanzania in east africa. Im a college student. I wanna start my project after the end of this semester...
My project is mainly dealing with the HIVand AIDS, about certain hiv positive individuals i have been attending (as i have been working on various HIV related issues as a volunteer). My big concern is how will I get a genaral knowledge so as to start the whole thing?
Secondly financially im not that good and how i can be able to secure people who will sponsor my project??
The last but not least is the fact on how i will show my product...i mean to make it something that will benefit at least a little from it and who will be my audience?
Please give me an advice on these issues.thanx...hope to hear from you.Desktop Documentaries Answer
Hello, Hilary. To make a documentary about HIV/AIDS can be as simple or complicated as you'd like to make it. The first thing you need to do is find a video camera (or really any kind of camera). Start filming your subjects. Follow them wherever they go and interview them on camera about their lives. Get Videography Tips
Next, you will take the footage you shoot and edit it together using video editing software
on your computer.
Here's a great link that takes you step-by-step on HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY
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