Excellent way to begin!
by Stacey grundy
The starter kit provided great information for those who do not know where to start. It has been extremely helpful to have this type of roadmap to start on the documentary filmmaking journey. Thanks!
Documentary Starter Kit
by Adiyb Muhammad
Absolutely wonderful information to get started even if you are already a film maker.
by bill bristow
This is a very good kick starter course for those of us wanting to make documentaries. I have made a few behind the scenes documentaries, and a documentary about homeless in Los Angeles. This course reminded me of the great use of digital cameras and equipment. My first documentary was with 16 mm and a Nagra tape deck and full crew. So much more with much less gear. Thank You
Very helpful informative course
by Rohan Harvey
I was so pleased to come across the doco starter mini course, it was packed with helpful information to start the ball rolling to making my own. I was so impressed by the end of it that I purchased the full 7 day crash course. Great to find someone so willing to share their knowledge and help others. Many thanks Faith.
by Danil Joseph
Gives beginners insight on all the pre-requisites for making a documentary.
Made the "overwhelm" seem doable!
by Karen Harrison
This mini course highlights the basic pieces that would need to come together to make a successful documentary. Even though there are plenty of moving parts... having a template/checklist to get started encouraged me to do just that, and took some of the "overwhelm" away... Thanks for sharing!
by Maya Arellanes
I definitely got a bigger picture understanding of what it is going to take to create my documentary. I hadn't even thought about creating an LLC in case I got sued or having to deal with legal release forms. Yikes. Of course, I'm making everything out to be more intimidating than it is, I'm sure... but I am certainly a bit overwhelmed! I have a lot to think about following the completion of this course but hey, they're being honest with you and that's all that I can ask for. Looking forward to the challenges and excited for what is to come.
I learned a lot of useful information!
by John Dodd
I will be studying creative media in college next fall and was wanting advise about documentary film making. This mini-course tought me a lot of basic information I needed to know!
Fine if you have littrally no idea what you are doing
by Jack Leigh
If you have zero experience or training then this will be alright, but if you've any idea what you are doing it won't be useful
Nice free course, worth doing
by Charles Arundell
Noted down a lot of hints and tips and feel much more prepared for an upcoming shoot.
Awesome Super Nice Mini-Course
by ARJUN CHINCHOLI
I am working as associate director of documentary working under director Guruprasad.
by Paula Jen
Just what I needed! Thank you so much!
by Sophia Cooper
I was not sure if I was approaching my project in a way that would lead to good results. Thank you for giving some great pointers.
Starter Kit Mini Course
by Wavell Van Wyk
Excellent, Great Information.
by Charles Omer
This provides the launching pad I need to get started. It's an awesome online of the process and steps.
by Hemanth Kumar
Really useful to me. Thanks a lot! I want to know more about making the documentary.
by Samuel Franklin
This starter kit provides great information to get started in your documentary journey.
by zaheerabbass Dardistani
I like the types and process of documentary filmmaking. Got new ideas and a sequence wise process.
This is very interesting
by Rene Antonio DOCS
I enjoyed this very much I feel more confident and I am ready to enlighten myself and others.
by Patrick Seitiso
The mini-course is short, powerful and quite insightful. It oozes tremendous motivation to just start.
Good to go
by Kimberly Porter
This was very educational for our church project
by amina mohamed
It gives you the urge to just go and start shooting. Also, I get the whole picture of what i need to make documentaries
Title explains clearly what the course entails.
by Deborah Vogler
I found the information useful and included information about starting out on a documentary journey that I had not even thought about. Very useful tool for starting out.
by Kajsa Friberg
It really helped me get a kickstart in making a documentary.
by Atsen Jonathan Ahua
The Documentary Starter Kit Mini-Course has certainly stimulated my appetite and provided the incentive for me to want more. I have been away from active production for several years and now I want to get back into the field. Re-engaging with the basics through this primer cum introduction has re-energized long under-utilized creative and technical circuits in my wiring. I am encouraged by the realization that the elements of good story-telling are still very much the same and the technology has simplified the demands on labor. I am excited.
by TARUN KUMAR
Great short course
by Clem Dallaway
Great introduction with some great information on gear
by Abdalla Musa
very beneficial information.
by Gisella Albertini
Very useful, it helps just go and do something about a project that maybe was in the mind for some time but didn't know what to start with.
by Deborah Holmén
It's been a few years since I delve into documentary film as screenwriter and Producer. Glad to see such helpful sites!
by Bongi Mbongwe
Thank you so much, Made my life and skills so eassssy!!!
by Aaliyah Zadok
It was very helpful and informative. Definitely be able to start my documentary now.
The Starter Kit Mini-Course
by Gideon Brown
The Starter Kit Mini-Course is awesome!! The content within this course is not mini. It has content with value to help prepare yourself to at least make a step in the right direction towards your goal. Stick with Desktop Documentaries all the way through the process to fulfill your dreams!! I AM!! - Tunde, Entrepreneur & Soul Singer
Informative and User friendly
by Christina Reading
A great starting point with lots of pointers and information as well as encouraging the “you can do it!” Attitude.
by MARIA MONTEIRO
I found it a very good overview with useful steps to guide through the process.
Documentary Starter Kit Mini-Course
by Ennis Amen
Very helpful. Thanks guys.
by Racquel Ezell
This Starter Kit Mini-Course provided a succinct and valuable start in preparation for beginning and completing a documentary project! Thank you!
Documentary Film Producing Clearly Defined
by Happiness Mpase
I have enjoyed this course because it is realistic, simplistic yet so on point. It has helped me put quite a few things I have been questioning since I have started my documentary film producing research into perspective. Thank you very much for the course and the platform.
Nice quick overview
by Bob Stanford
Excellent quick overview of the essentials for helping me understand the core requirements for a new documentarian. I enjoyed it, and learned a few new points, even though I'm advanced relative to this particular material. It made an excellent refresher, reminding me of a few things I had forgotten.
A Quick Reminder Course!
by Paul NEWON
the course was quick and to the point...
Simple but some nice gems here
by T'ony SAN Bliss
This was informative
by simon owens
Was a simple and inspiring introduction to those wishing to potentially pursue the subject. Thanks.
by Kameena Dawkins
Wow! This Mini-Course was a breath of fresh air. The sometimes dense and hard to comprehend facts of the making a documentary, was made clear to me in this easy to understand format. With the combination of resources links, pictures and readable text on a well thought out and user-friendly styled website platform, this course has allowed me to 'breathe easy' knowing that I've got help along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Shine On! K.S.B.D.
Excellent Starter Course
by Kim Hardy
This has some great information to reference. Thanks for sharing.
by Anande Lewi
by Dhruv Singh
It was a very quick course but I learned a few gret tips.
by Marcel Jones
Just an excellent oppurtunity to gain helpful knowlege. Very easy
GOOD FOUNDATION FOR GETTING STARTED
by Jonathan Lontoc
Great checklists of what any beginning documentary filmmaker would probably need to know. I intend to review the links as my leisure to develop a greater understanding of the entire process. Thanks for the head start.
Generous gift to inspire documentary production for shining light on world truth.
by Valentine Snow
Effecient, organized, empowering, specific and inspiring. This mini-course is a generous gift from the wisdom of a clearly seasoned documentary film maker. Thank you, Faith.
by Aman Frederick
Very good for beginners. Learned excellent things about filmmaking.
by Michael Thornton
Thanks for the Starter Kit mini-course certainly cleared up the order of the to do list!
Great place to learn documentary , and get started
by samuel kamau
I have been wanting to make a documentary in my country, to light up my candle to change the perspective and bring change to my community . i am a film maker but dint know how to go about documentary as seen on telly , thinking there is a big team behind their projects with huge budgets , but since i got to this website i have learned a lot and i can make a documentary even a one man team and make a difference in my community. I have done all my research and I am going start my documentary tomorrow . "I wont wait for more gear, my wrong conception of making it . I'll work with what I have ".
by Azhar McNeal
Good resource for establishing fundamental knowledge regarding documentary filmmaking.
Documentary Starter Kit Mini-Course
by Sylvia Armendáriz
Glad I found your website. I have no experience in but have a great passion for my documentary and was feeling lost. Not so much since I went through the mini-course. The first two segments were esp helpful and I'm no longer terrified!
by Nichole Pope
This documentary mini-course is the perfect starter course. It provides an overview of everything essentially needed to understand the inner workings of creating a documentary. Plus, it's free. I would recommend anyone who's interested in making a first-time documentary to take this course.
Good route to get started.
by Jeffrey Nelson
This free course is an excellent way to help the creator understand the depth of their project and the commitment needed to follow through.
The title was well thought out an attention grabber.
by Michelle DeSelle
Clear and concise! A wealth of information that further excited me about my project. I am sincerely grateful for the generosity of the author.
Documentary Starter Kit Mini- course
by Bekkie Maboea
Very informative and challenging. i'm happy that i took the decision to enroll for this course. thank you for the opportunuty,
by Lucila Baptiste
this was a great format to assist me with beginning my project
by Manohar Thite
This Mini Kit is great to start your documentary film .........
by Kristinn Uni Unason
This is a good start. Now I am off to make mine.
by Peter Kolo
The course is highly informative. Thanks for giving your all to it.
Documentary Starter Kit Mini-Course
by Dan Shouinard
this was very handy.
by Myat Thu
Thx for free.
by Zaheer Ahmed
This is very much taking you on your first walk as a toddler holding your finger carefully at every step and guiding you rightly for additional information which is a must have. Never felt so involved in learning the technique of film making as this mini course provided. I will highly recommend this course to anyone planning to get the perfect intro to venture into the wide world of documentary films making.
It's very helpful
by manish thakur
I like that it's explained step by step.
by Kayesha Wesley
The mini session gives a perfect amount of general information for beginners!!! Very short and sweet!! The links provided take you directly to more specific information on each given topic!! I am eager to enroll in some of the other courses soon!!
by hamed afrouz
i've just started study on documentary and this was so useful for me
by Yusak Wagiyono
Awesome.. Good Job Desktop Documentaries..
by Tanya Santiago
This is good information for those who are just getting their feet wet! Hopefully I can make something out of this!
by Skitten Power
All you need to start you off.
by George Kingsnorth
This little course provides you with enough information to get you started in the world of documentary. It's a great way to lead you into the other courses available which will give you more depth.
What is good about these courses are they are coming from people in the industry who are using their experience to help others into the industry.
by Muskaan Naagar
Even with the start up kit, the guidelines and steps to consider on how to shoot a documentary are pretty awesome without which i would have made a simple approach to shoot my documentary film, so thank you for that :)
real helpful stuff
Helpful Starter Kit
by Caitlin T
This course gives you the basics which you need to know. Great course.
AMAZING DOCU-STARTER COURSE
by Jelford Teves
I was browsing through the internet, searching on many articles how to create, write, shoot a documentary as I was fascinated creating one after directing four short narratives. This course is heaven sent! Thank you so much!
Just in the nic of time ! Bravo
by Alarice Vidale de Palacios
I began this journey over 3 years ago and I am so grateful to now be on my way of getting my documentary produced. Thank you Faith for putting together such a compact and powerful training. It answered or has guided me towards the answers which were on my initial research list. This is a much have.
by nicolae stan
your website its so awesome, thank you so much for!!!
documentary starter mini course
by Weston Makoni
Documentary Starter Kit
by Marshall White
My name is Marshall White and I thought it was an awesome course too not only show the basics of getting started but whats really involved in the entire process.
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by Mohamed Dardir
Thank you very much for this useful course, but please help me to have more and deep information and tips to make my first Documentary :)
Documentary Starter Kit
by Don Ortiz
I found this information and links very useful. Thank you for your help!
Respectfully, Don Ortiz
documentary starter kit
by ringi mahechani
Wauuuu this site is a miracle. Guys keep it up. l don't know what I would have done without you. God bless you. You're here for a purpose. Great ideas for the rich and the poor....
by Sobhanund Seeparsad
Excellent introductory materials and very helpful for any beginner. Motivates one to go ahead.
Good Basic information
by tie williams
This course gives some good basic information to get you started especially if you have no clue.
by Arlena Flanders
I found this Documentary Starter Kit Course very informative.
by Lavisse Smith
Truly just sharing of basic information. Nothing I didn't already know.
Awesome for new documentary filmmaker
by Gabbar Punjabi
It's a really good online Doc Course. In short, they cover so many important elements.
by Debsurya Dhar
Documentary Starter Kit
by Tshechu Dorji Wong
Very informative and useful for the beginner as the title itself says..
by Angel de la Rosa
Loved the details
by Ian Zaldivar
I am a Videographer who owns a mini business, filming events on an island. I loved the details and the way you explain all that needs to be learned. This is great!
by Bratislav Stevanović
Very useful information. Thank you!
by Cj Villanueva
Documentaries are my new career choice, after spending the last 20 years in business development and marketing in healthcare. Your Starter Kit and method of presenting information is exactly what I needed to put things in high gear. The forms, checklists, and advice help get things moving from concept to screen. Thanks!