Documentary making requires a mix of skills and talents; how best to put together the footage and material you’ve gather is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. In this article, we’ve collected five of the best After Effects templates from ThemeKeeper Elements to help documentary filmmakers make the most of of their productions.
Aspiring filmmakers quickly learn that pulling off a film production takes a lot of decisions, from what camera to use, to what location works best, whether or not you need a hair and makeup person (you do), and who delivers the cheapest pizza the fastest. Questions like these matter because, when production costs are a factor, the details count.
The documentary film, in the literal sense, is a filmic document of something that happened. It is presented as non-fiction. Documentaries take a wide variety of styles and viewpoints, from cutting edge social documentaries, to dramatic historical documentaries, to perspective-shifting nature documentaries, and so on: the list is truly endless, and you can, of course, document anything.
You’ve got a great idea for a short film, but how do you approach potential funders or backers? We’ll look at how to create a film pitch presentation, designed to impress.