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Documentary Tips, Issue #018 -- The latest articles, tips and tricks
February 08, 2013

Documentary Tips Issue #18 – February, 2013


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What's New?

Latest Articles

Magic Lantern for Canon: Five Kick-Ass Features for Filmmaking - Freelancer Scott Umstattd reviews Magic Lantern for Canon and how this free open-source software can turn a Canon DSLR into a lean-mean-filmmaking-machine.

Video Production Equipment and Filmmaking Gear Check List -- How to choose video production equipment to shoot your film or documentary. Here's a list of basic filmmaking gear you'll need to get started.

Lessons from the Field: Shooting Video in the Mountains of Guatemala - Guest Blog Post: I was ready. I packed my Canon 60D, Canon 200mm 2.8 (lens), a 15-85mm 3.5/5.6 (lens), a wireless Senheisser mic set and a tripod. I also had a GoPro and...

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Your Questions

What Filmmaking Equipment To Buy? - Question: I have a Toshiba X400 Camcorder, after filming an interview it takes an hour or more to get it off my memory card and onto my computer.

What Are The Best Sources To Find Documentary Jobs? -- Question: I am currently working in the online journalism field as a multimedia producer. I have produced several of my own video stories as a one man...

Doubt On Interview Consent For Documentaries - Question: If I ask the person: Hello, can I interview you for my documentary about this and that, and the person answers yes (all being filmed). Is it...

How To Find Seed Money For My Documentary? Question: I am an aspiring documentary film maker, and very passionate about my subject-matter. It's about socioeconomic issues in Africa and the effects...

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Your Documentary Ideas

UnderSize Me: Losing Weight and Improving Health By Eating McDonald's | Documentary Idea -- The documentary Super Size Me was very successful and popular, showing the dangerous effects that fast food can have in a short amount of time.

My Real Boobs Have To Go | Documentary Idea - My 20 year old daughter has to have both breasts removed in the coming months to reduce her risk of breast cancer from an inherited gene she has. A second...

Sex Crimes: Surviving the System | Documentary Idea - I propose a documentary project whereby several subjects related to the field of sex crimes prosecutions are interviewed and followed-to a degree allowable...

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Much Much More!

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