Documentaries have the power to change the world. ImageNova have been producing documentaries since 2009 and have helped tell powerful stories. Stories such as the Pink Sari gang who fight for women's rights in India, Oscar winning composer AR Rahman, and the history of black music. We use hundreds of documentary techniques across all our film and video work.
We were delighted with the work of Kieran and Bipin for their quality documentary for St Peter's Church. The congregation loved working with them and we are planning a follow up documentary with HLF funding. ImageNova is clearly a very talented, creative, and professional young company.-Ted Cassidy MBE, St Peter's Project Manager
Great quality quick turn around edits on a multi video project. Did their research on the subject matter and where very approachable and open at the point of designing the project brief. Would definitely recommend.-Sean Carroll, Inspirate
Components of Documentaries
A compelling story
The heart of a documentary is a good story. Your audience will be those who connect emotionally to the journey of the cast members. A blank canvas lets us apply documentary techniques and create a strong storyline from the source material.
Interviews make up the bulk of some documentaries, and great interviews can make or break a documentary. ImageNova are experienced interviewers and work to make the interviewee feel at ease. Past interviewees have included film/theatre stars such as Alec Baldwin, Danny Boyle and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Strong video footage
Coupled with archive footage, strong video footage defines the look of your documentary. Components to consider include: interview lighting, equipment, and use of animation and graphics. Recreation or docudrama is another interesting angle to explore when considering how to tell your story.
Archive Footage and Images
Archive or Royalty-free footage show the historical part of your documentary. When building a narrative, you need an historical context so the audience can relate to your story. One effective way of building the story is with selected archive footage and imagery. Finding the right piece of footage or image that suits the story can take hours. It's worth it because the asset becomes a vital piece of the jigsaw puzzle.