Writing is essential to documentary filmmaking. Watch these veteran filmmakers explain the writing they do in their work, from proposals to treatments to narration.

Writing and Filmmaking

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Ric Burns, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, believes writing is the central activity of filmmaking. Watch him explain why. (2011)



Reaching Out to New Audiences

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Award-winning director and producer Llewellyn Smith talks about looking beyond core audiences and inviting in new viewers. (2011)



Does Your Film Need Narration?

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Ric Burns challenges filmmakers to consider the pros and cons of using narration. (2011)




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Comment by Linda Duvoisin on November 15, 2011 at 2:55pm

Enjoyed the writing section.  Brings back all those good thoughts. 

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