1 Mini-documentaries are a great way to get a non-profit organization or business’s message or story across in a limited amount of time (2-8 minutes).
2 It is very important that both you and the client are clear on expectations for the mini-documentary.
3 Ask the client why they need a video and what they are expecting it will achieve.
4 As a producer of a mini-doc it is important to conduct sight surveys (where you will be shooting footage and interviews).
5 Conduct pre-interviews. Some people just might not fit the message or help tell the story in the way you are hoping for.
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I have been working in television and media for over 18 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, producer and storyteller. Throughout the years, I have been honored to receive the Edward R. Murrow award, Five Telly Awards, and many more. My motto is “THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME BETTER AT MY CRAFT EACH TIME I GET BEHIND THE CAMERA."