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June 8, 2015


Making Your First Documentary:   10 Practical Tips

The decision to make a documentary is usually pretty simple. It’s the process of making it that is complex.

As a documentary filmmaker, I’ve always focused on subjects that mattered to me. I can only tell a story that I care about, that’s the starting point. If you believe in the story and its message, you should consider making a documentary about it.

Many articles have been written about the bureaucratic process of filmmaking: from the early research to the distribution of the film. In this article, I’ll give you 10 Practical Tips, based on my experience...

About the Author

Roy Zafrani is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, editor and educator. He has worked in numerous film productions within the creative industries since 1998, including cinema, theatre and television.