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How do I start a documentary when I don't even have equipment?

by Jane
(Cape town)

Question: I wish to start my documentary that will be about social issues affecting the youth, however I don't have any capital. I don't have a camera and I am clueless in the video-logy and technical side. However I can tell great story due to my public relations course. Please help, how do I begin?



Hi Jane,

Think about what you DO have. You DO have the passion and the desire to make a documentary. You DO have access to free footage and free editing software. You DO have Desktop Documentaries as a resource for free filmmaking tips and a step-by-step process on how to make a documentary. You DO have filmmaking forums (D-Word, LinkedIn, Reddit, Creative Cow, etc) where you can ask other filmmakers for advice and help. Jane, you have everything you need to get started right now.

Go for it!

Documentary Resources

www.desktop-documentaries.com/steps-to-making-a-documentary.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-to-visualize-my-idea-into-a-documentary-film.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/one-person-crew-how-do-i-film-my-first-documentary-by-myself.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-do-i-make-a-good-movie.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-should-i-proceed-to-make-a-documentary-movie.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-to-make-a-documentary-film.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-to-get-started-on-a-documentary.html

www.desktop-documentaries.com/how-to-make-a-documentary-crash-course.html

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