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August 30, 2012 – Documentary Tips Newsletter

Issue #15 – August 30, 2012 –

Lessons Learned: Producing A Documentary

Something I've been working on this month is the 10th Anniversary Edition of my first feature-length documentary Briars in the Cotton Patch which premiered in 2003 and launched nationally on PBS in 2005.

It's been an interesting process because I get to revisit a project with new eyes and a fresh perspective.

Have you ever looked back on a project and wondered what you would do differently if you had to do it all over again?

Click here to read my latest article Producing a Documentary: Top Five Lessons Learned.

And share with us YOUR top lessons learned.

What's New at Desktop Documentaries?

Documentary Fundraising: Steps for Finding Money for your Film - Need money for your documentary? This article is a great primer for what you need to know.

What Is Firewire and Why Do I Need It for Filmmaking? - Are you just getting started in filmmaking? Here's a basic tool you'll need to get the job done.

Visitor Question: Can I Use GoPro Mini Video Camera For A Historical Documentary? - Can you guess my answer?

FORD? CHEVY? DODGE? -American Pickup Truckin' Documentary Idea -- Here's one of the latest documentary ideas submitted to Desktop Documentaries. Thanks to PC Jones of Florida.

Visitor Question: How Do You Start A Film Production Company - Have you ever wondered how to get started in the video and filmmaking business? This question from Shante out of Ohio.

Guest Blog: Video Lighting Techniques -- Some great lighting tips from guest blogger Lorraine Grula. Thanks Lorraine!

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