Telling Stories That Matter

There’s no question that the invention of the smartphone camera has, at one time or another, turned us all into amateur documentary filmmakers. And with the professional-grade movie editing software that often comes pre-loaded on computers, filmmaking – documentary or otherwise – is within everyone’s reach. But more than that, years of making Tik Tok videos or posting to Instagram or taking videos of our pets doing adorable things have already made us all experts in many areas of filmmaking – directing, lighting, editing, casting, wardrobe, scoring (music), and even the use of advanced cinematography equipment like drones. So it is not a great leap to think you can turn all those skills you have already accumulated into the basis of making an impactful documentary. And with the ocean as your subject matter, you certainly have one heck of an interesting subject to work with. 

To learn more about documentary filmmaking and to access Ocean Connect’s wide range of educational and career resources, please visit our Documentary Filmmaking snapshot.