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#1 Michael Beverly

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:08 PM

I hope I came to the right place, I've been searching with Google trying to answer this question.

 

I have an idea for a documentary I'd like to produce (with a limited budget).

 

I have a basic idea and structure for it, and I would be doing some of the narrative work, writing, and possibly some of the interviews, but I lack skills in filming, editing and sound, and I don't have the time/budget to go out and learn and buy everything.

 

It's not really a money making idea, but the topic is one that would make, in my opinion, a good documentary, and I think the length and quality could be flexible.

 

My thought was that if I could come up with a good idea, be willing to work on script and setting up interviews, and supplying some money, etc., that perhaps a student (or team) would be willing to work on the project for school or getting experience, etc.

 

Am I asking too much?

 

Is this ever done?

 

And if so, where to start looking, asking and so forth?

 

Thanks.

 

I live in Orange County California.


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#2 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

Post on craigslist, mandy, and put flyers up on local college campus billboards in the film/art departments. I guarantee you will get many responses.


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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:04 AM

I started out by working for free and networking at a local studio where I was an intern.  I would loved to have worked on a doc or feature for free for my first few gigs.  If you get a student who is driven and dedicated, then it should work out.  

 

Contact the local film school, and see if there's anybody there willing to work for training.


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