The Ultimate Guide To Writing Documentaries
The documentary. A fascinating creative endeavor. The home of the passion project. Documentary filmmakers spend years of their lives on a topic. They immerse themselves in the world they intend to capture and surround themselves with an explosion of carefully curated research. To create a documentary you have to be meticulous. You have to be a perfectionist and your focus on the details must be razor sharp.
But what about writing? Documentaries evolve as the production process progresses. When I began researching how to write documentaries the most common topic I came across was ‘WHEN do you write?’
Below you’ll find a collection of articles and videos that will guide you through the documentary writing process. Every project is different but there is a ton of good advice below. If you stumble across a resource that belongs email, comment, tweet or post a link!
How To Write A Script For A Documentary | Desktop Documentaries
Writing A Documentary Film | Script Magazine
How To Write A Documentary Script | New York Film Academy
Screenwriting For Documenatries: Shoot First Then Write? | Screenplay Readers
Writing Documentaries | Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips
Do Documentaries Need Scripts? | Steve’s Digicams
Documentary Script Writing | Seattle Documentary Association
How To Write A Documentary Treatment | Premium Beat
How To Plan An Unscripted Documentary | Writer’s Store
How To Write A Documentary Film Proposal | Jonathan Craig
Documentary Writing: Different From Fiction? | Women Writers, Women’s Books