Documentaries for fledgeling documentarians?
August 8, 2009 11:27 AM Subscribe
Which documentaries to watch?
posted by dortmunder to media & arts (47 answers total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
A friend and I recently, through a bullshit session, hit on an idea for a documentary film. All of the prerequisites, like access, relevance and an audience are there. It's entirely doable. I know where to start with research of the actual topic. Research is my deal. I know how to get that going. What I want to know is, what documentaries should I watch to get a good feel for what makes a good documentary? What films do I need to watch to learn to get a good feel for how to drive the narrative and reach the audience emotionally?