Risk to Get the Shot

If the subject tells you to stop filming, move...

...and try to get the shot from a less conspicuous angle.

And THEN if they tell you to stop, stop... maybe.

This is how you capture the rare & precious moments that create great documentaries.

9 times out of 10, the discomfort of the moment will be forgotten when everybody gathers around to review the footage anyway.

All you'll be left with is compelling footage - with very little residual fallout.

The unpleasant feelings (if any at all) are highest during the moment of filming... but eventually fade away.

So take a risk.

Push the moment right up to the edge of comfort...

...then go over it.

Study Storytelling

The Private Moments