Documentary Filmmaking Advice
I have a friend who’s a producer and he offered me the opportunity to work on a documentary. I’d be in charge of the filming and sound recording. I don’t really have much experience with this. I’m more into video editing. The only filming/audio recording I’ve done is very basic stuff like interviews where I have one or two cameras that are stationary and either a lapel microphone on the subject or a stationary microphone that’s nearby.
I have a DSLR camera and a Zoom H4n audio recorder and a couple lapel mics. My guess is that this equipment isn’t good enough for a documentary, especially since the DSLR automatically stops recording after about 12 minutes, which could be a problem during interviews.
I was wondering if this would be doable for me if I had the right equipment (which the producer would be able to provide) and if I could just watch some YouTube tutorials on how to use the equipment. To me this sounds like something an experienced crew would be better for, but maybe I’m thinking it’s more complicated than it is…? I’m not sure, so I wanted to get other people’s opinions. Thanks!