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Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 29

ORGANIZATION, CREW, AND PROCEDURES FOR THE LARGER PRODUCTION

 

 

 

Successful small groups are apt to grow into larger organizations whose shooting requires the traditional divisions of labor. At the very least you will need a production department able to manage your logistics and finances, and additional crew members to assist the sound recordist and camera operator/director of photography. Series co-production for international markets, however, is now big business and every aspect of filmmaking has had to expand. Ambitious history or science productions can be as elaborate and costly to mount as fiction feature films, and a series or feature-length documentary may use actors, scripts, and a specialized crew. Now you need a whole ...

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