The finance• There are two types of documentarys a high budget documentary which usually follows people around the world, and a low budget documentary which is shot in the same location throughout with all footage produced and not bought.• Our documentary will be a low budget film shot in the same location and we will create all scenes or sketches on our own to save the cost of buying other content.
Time• A documentary on average takes up to a year to make with longer to edit.• To make our documentary we have less time than an award winning documentary would however our documentary is only to be 9 minutes long there for a long period of time would not be necessary.
Personnal• When making a documentary in average there is around 12 different sets of people including director, producer, sound engineer, editor and camera man.• In our documentary we will have 4 people each with a different job: Sophie: editor, Ryan: camera man, Zac: Director and Hayley: producer. We will all have a part in the making and ideas of the documentary.
Facilities• When a high rated documentary is made, producers and directors have to receive permission to film people and some places. As well as finding the locations they also have to find facilities such as props or suitable outfits to fit the scene or items that may represent the point they are trying to get across.• In our documentary we will find locations and props pre hand to make sure that we are organised and aware of what we are doing.
Materials• To make a documentary we will need :• Camera• Props• Location• Actors/ actresses• On location filming• Studio interviews.
Location• The location must be chosen before shooting, this is to check that permission is granted if necessary and equipment can be placed correctly before hand.• When making a documentary it take up to 24 hours to create the necessary scene if you are making a sketch for your documentary.
Codes and conventions• A documentary must include…• Voice over• Real footage• Realism• Stills• Interviews with experts• Text/ titles• Non diegetic/ diegetic sounds• Set ups