Usually, the script is preferable to have as detailed as possible before the documentary shootings start. And even if at the end of the production the story line doesn’t have anything common with the initial idea. The principle of documentary film scriptwriting is contradictory to a classical fictional scripts – it’s a long lasting creative work parallel with pre-production, production and post-production stages, combined with a full project proposal.
The documentary script writing it’s important to explore the following concepts:
- Fiction script types
- Documentary script types
- Script in different stages of filming
- Structural forms
- Project Proposal