Filming is no longer just an entertainment source. Movies as well are aware of, are being used to pass on social messages and raise important global concerns infront of huge audience with a bit of humour. A documentary is such a movie which usually is a non-entertaining movie. It can be termed as a non-fictional piece of work that I totally based on true incidents and facts that have been collected by a person or the team behind its production. It can depict a scandal, a factual story, an accident, an assassination, a world-changing incident or a buried truth that is being revealed after many years. No matter what it is about, such movies are never ever based on any rumours or made up speculations. It is always about just one and solely one thing- the truth.
Okay, time for the mass to know what it really takes to make a good documentary movie. Mythbuster- a documentary is not like a normal movie and certainly not like news reporting. This will be discussed later. As to the production and making, even a thirty minute documentary requires a lot more effort than any other type of flick. The research, presentation and collection always take time.
However, here are some really important tips that you can follow in order to make a good documentary movie easily, in less time and with less effort:
1. Choose a proper issue and address it properly to the audience. A good documentary will always be the one that captivates the users right from the announcement and revealing of the topic. The issue thus raised should connect with the people and should either be very interesting or almost a burning hot topic that has been raised by media every now and then.
2. Set to find the purpose. The purpose of a good documentary is to present the facts, opinions and hard data in a relevant manner and unbiased way so that the viewers can know about both sides of the story or the complete issue. Half told story is a turn off and often tends to speculations and doubts, which of course is not appreciable. To achieve the purpose, you need to jolt down some important points and build the documentary’s structure around it to support it well. A script is not necessarily needed but an outline should always be ready to call the shots and give it a go.
3. Next important aspect of making the documentary is presenting the facts. Now the facts should always be presented along with the source of the information like the surveys, studies, reports or even the interviews of the concerned people. Attention is only caught when credible facts are presented and are supported with some real opinions from the people you personally interview.
4. Lastly, the audio part of the documentary should also be taken care of. Some supporting background music and some narrations should be made so that the right feel can be given along with the visuals. The narration part can be handled by several top voice over talent artists that can be contacted through several sound studios and recording managers.
Well, you always do need to remember that quality is of utmost importance and it is always about revealing the truth.