If You're There, You're There

That's documentary filmmaking.

If you're there, you're there.

Being there by your wiles: up at six in the morning, when you'd rather be sleeping; going on the spontaneous journey (because of a sudden opportunity), when you'd rather not; constantly exploring with your camera when your mind is saying you've filmed enough.

So when the cops show up, when the animal attacks the trainer, when the stressed out bully sneaks a private prayer, when the two life-long rivals hug for the first time...

If you're there, you're there.

If you're willing to stretch yourself to capture footage - if you're willing to do the things other people say they'd never do - then you're a true documentary filmmaker.

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