Documentary Techniques & Tutorials

There are vast resources online that can give you tips on elements of  your shoot that may come up during production or post-production. Take advantage of the knowledge that is out there on the web, as well as the resources available in the library.

You can also find some more links related to film editing on my course site for SM2002 The Art of Editing

Here is a link to a standard Documentary Release Forms from Kino-Eye.  A release form should always be translated into the language your characters will clearly understand, and explained to them as best as possible.

  • nofimschool.com  (A great resources on indie filmmaking)
  • filmmakeriq.com
  • lynda.com (not free, but they have great courses on anything)
  • wolfcrow.com      
  • videomaker.com       
  • mentorless.com   
  • creativecow.com (online forum, great to ask for a specific tip) 
  • Filmmaker magazine by Ken Roy, on Flipboard (he posts daily about all sorts of things for indie filmmakers,  great stuff from all over the web.)
  • EditStock (edit stock footage, for a fee)
  • youtube.com (many tutorials, just ask anything and add keywords like documentary DSLR, editing, sound recording

Shot entirely with an iPhone: See how he did it

Sound Recording Tutorial

Three Keys to Great Audio Recording

Ways to Hid A Lavalier Mic

101 Handheld Techniques


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School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong SM2229, Sem A 2014 Professor Shannon Walsh swalsh@cityu.edu.hk

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