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Learn About Documentary Filmmaking: How to Research a Documentary Film With Tips and Advice From Ken Burns

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 24, 2021 • 5 min read

Documentary filmmaking requires research to provide the context, footage and other visuals, narration, and interviews that will appear in the film. There are several types of research that documentary filmmakers might undertake, including archival research, academic research, and in-person interviews.