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THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED AT EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Welcome to The aspiring filmmaker resources section, a curated list of tools, gear, websites, books, documentaries I strongly recommend for you filmmaking journey.

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RODE MICROPHONES

#1 FOR RECORDING AUDIO IN YOUR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

All of the audio that I use and still using now is from Rode Microphones. They make some amazing sounding microphones. Having great audio in your documentary is really important, maybe more important than the video itself. So captcha some amazing audio with Rode Microphones.
They have a great selection of mics, from shotgun to lapel mics. If you want to find out more about Rode Microphones visit their website rode.com

Books

Want to learn more about documentary editing, then this is the book

Another great editing book by the master Walter Mirch

Screenwriting course for doc filmmakers

Documentaries to watch

Left on purpose documentary
more info www.leftonpurpose.com

Journey to Kathmandu is a documentary about one mans journey in Nepal

Ultra high is a documentary about the first high distance race in the Himalayas
more info
http://thehighdoc.com

Answering the call is all about the civil rights movement in the US
more info website

Voyagers without trace a married couple travel around the world and then disappear

Walking the camino A 500 mile walk around Spain
more info
Buy the film

Websites

Dedicated to helping first time documentary filmmakers

Practise your editing skills with editstock

Great resource for all things about filmmaking.

The documentary Life is podcast about doc filmmaking

A great all round site for filmmaking in general.

Software

Premiere pro is the editing software I edit all my documentaries on

Final cut is another really good editor
good editing software from Apple

Filmmaking gear I currently use

Free

The Panasonic G7 is an amazing 4K camera and my go to camera for filmmaking

Free

The Olympus 14-40mm lens is by companion with the
G7

Transcend 64gb memory card

Free

Yelangu glide cam

Free

Rode video mic pro

Rode video mic compact

Rode deadcat (windsheild)

Rode 3m extension cable

Rode smart lav mic

Rode SC3 iPhone accessory

Zoom H1 audio recorder

Iographer kit and lens for iPhone 6

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Wasabi power battery with charger

Extra batteries for the G7

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