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  • Tips or Tricks for Solo Filmmakers?

    Yeah so the title pretty much sums it up
    I'm jw b/c I am one of those people who can't always have friends help out and my family doesn't want to help cause they always get pissed off at me for having a camera pointed at their face I tend to do that a lot so yeah so anyhow any suggestions?

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    Hey Brian, I think we can help you out. What films are you looking to make?
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      I'm interested in making documentaries.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brianknapp View Post
        I'm interested in making documentaries.
        Oh good for you! Thats a fun one to start out in. Docs are very hard to get right, you need to a topic and you need to stay on topic the whole time.

        Lets start by getting an idea of what you want to document?
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        • #5
          The cool things about docs are, you can use a lot of stock footage and still images, and you don't even need a host. But, make sure the narration is done by someone with a great voice. You can find a lot of those guys on fiverr.com that will work real cheap.

          Also, if your content is interesting, you have a lot better chance of winning some film festival awards.
          Last edited by Director; 04-12-2013, 01:39 PM.

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          • #6
            Well I mean I have tons of ideas of what I could do an stuff but all of these require way to much money and time to do. So I was thinking the other day about how I live so close to DC and figured out the perfect documentary!

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            • #7
              Yeah, DC would be a hotbed for documentary work... and I would wager there's a lot of stock footage laying around waiting for someone to use it.

              So do you have a topic or topics in mind yet?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kevin View Post
                Yeah, DC would be a hotbed for documentary work... and I would wager there's a lot of stock footage laying around waiting for someone to use it.

                So do you have a topic or topics in mind yet?
                Yeah check out the production feed I posted my idea there it says can I pitch you guys my idea for a docu

                http://www.filmmakerforum.org/produc...-pursuing.html

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                  Added the link to your post, makes it easier for other users
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nick Soares View Post
                    Added the link to your post, makes it easier for other users
                    Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      I think it might work, yes.
                      I'm not a big doc person, but the ones I've enjoyed generally have engaging characters at the center (in that way, not so different than fiction).

                      Do you think these guys would cooperate with you?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mara View Post
                        I think it might work, yes.
                        I'm not a big doc person, but the ones I've enjoyed generally have engaging characters at the center (in that way, not so different than fiction).

                        Do you think these guys would cooperate with you?
                        Well ik the owner fairly well that's how I knew the personal stuff and it would be free advertising so I don't see why not. I will be calling him in probably a day or two just to make sure and see if this is really possible so hopefully so :)

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                        • #13
                          I know this sounds obvious, but get a good tripod. If you want to do some run and gun documentary work, a mono-pod may work better

                          Good Luck!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Anonymous Filmmaker View Post
                            I know this sounds obvious, but get a good tripod. If you want to do some run and gun documentary work, a mono-pod may work better

                            Good Luck!
                            -AF
                            That is always a good idea, but can easily be overseen
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                            • #15
                              If you want people to take you seriously, you should probably stop typing in text speak. I know this is off topic for the thread, but I've seen you do it in two posts in this thread so far so thought I should mention it. It's incredibly annoying having to stop reading to try to figure out what some random letters might mean, and it makes you seem unintelligent.

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