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DIY DOCO - Out takes

Interviews with: producer Lizette Atkins talking about relationships between producers and directors and the producer's role in marketing of documentaries and the development of projects; producer Beth Frey about the extent of the producer's role from assembling a team, developing ideas, finance, script scheduling, editing, post-production and delivery; producer Michael McMahon talking about developing successful documentary ideas and about funding options; sound recordist Mark Tarpey discussing strategies for recording location sounds, methods and mediums for recording sound and the challenges faced as well as explaining different types of sound and methods for capturing them; writer/director Tony Ayres about good documentary ideas, methods of researching and treatments; director/DOP Paul Oliver about the interviewing process from selection of talent to methods of recording. Also shows interviewees at work.
Access No. 146678 | 52 mins 45 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interviews with: producer Phillipa Campey about what makes a good documentary and how she sees her role as a producer. She covers development, production, post-production, finance and marketing; Producer Dennis K Smith explaining dramatic reconstruction in documentaries and all the elements involved; and Producer Jenni McMahon talking about the production process of film with emphasis on the development side. She explains the importance of time in making documentaries, speaks about shooting in adverse conditions and the challenges of mobidocs and mobile content. Includes footage of interviewees at work and demonstrating what they do.
Access No. 146680 | 53 mins 11 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interviews with: producer Sally Ingleton on what makes a good documentary, the filmmaking qualities needed to carry an idea through to the end, the changes to the industry over the last 20 years and gives advice for getting started and explains the "essay" style of film; editor Tony Stevens explains the assembling processes in making a documentary and discusses the role of editor and the relationship with the director; director Helen Gaynor talks about the many benefits of using lightweight cameras and gives advice on setting up interviews and filming ordinary people. She talks about genre and gives examples of projects as well as discussing the important role of the editor; producer John Moore discusses dramatic recreation in documentaries and the use of materials such as diaries, letters and photographs then explains different techniques in making history films. Includes footage of interviewees at work and demonstrating what they do.
Access No. 146684 | 50 mins 49 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interviews with: creative director and on-line editor Will Barry talking about the on-line stage of editing and working with various formats, off-line v on-line editing, colour grading and the use of visual effects. VS of Barry working at computer; writer/director Roger Scholes about creating treatments for documentaries and reasons for doing one, talks about his research methods, shooting solo utilising small equipment and the intimacy which can be established, and pacing and the role of the director; sound designer Mike Gissing talks of the power of the soundtrack, methods used, audio editing, what makes a good sound mix and technical v creative issues. Discusses location sound, sound effects and common problems in sound post production. VS of Gissing working at sound equipment.
Access No. 146686 | 60 mins 53 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Will Barry setting up leightweight HDV camera and boom mike on tripod, loading film and using different functions (mute). 
Access No. 146687 | 12 mins 13 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
"Jeff's ethics narrative" with narrator making speech several times with emphasis on various statements. Wild vision.
Access No. 146688 | 2 mins 36 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |