For inspiration from the experts see award winning filmmakers Daisy Asquith, Rebecca Frankel and Steve Byrne talking about tips for documentary making above.
You can also see a short ‘how to’ film about creating engaging and inspiring documentaries, made by Daisy.
Daisy is recently completed a 5 year documentary project ‘My New Home’ about immigrant children settling in Britain. You can find out more about Daisy here
Rebecca is the Editor of FourDocs. She champions innovative directors who have confidence in how they want to tell a short story, and also loves long form observational documentaries that show the subtleties of how others see their own worlds. Her training is in visual anthropology and observational documentary making, and she has researched on documentary films for BBC and Channel 4, and produced a short fiction film for the UK Film Council.
For more information about how to make a good documentary, visit BBC Blast where Daisy, along with documentary Producer/Director Andy Glynne, guide us through the techniques and processes involved.
4Docs is also a great resource & also offers legal advice about the practicalities of making documentaries.
Want a career making documentaries?
The Grierson Trust and First Light are looking to nurture enthusiastic, committed young people with a fresh take on documentary filmmaking and factual content, who have stories they want to tell that are not currently not being reflected on the screen. You can find out more here.
Sheffield Doc Fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June. Now in its 20th Year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world.
You can get more information about this year’s Doc Fest here.