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WHat's YOUR STORY?

Learn about DocStory here

THE question that haunts every documentary maker.

Whether you're just starting out, ready to make a leap or showrunning a big project,

you want a clear answer.  

 

You're trying to say something important about the world.  You have great footage. You have a compelling subject. But framing your story is proving to be overwhelming. 

I KNOW that feeling.  

And I was too proud to seek out creative advice.

After all, producers and directors are supposed to be cool.

We're supposed to know everything, right? 

Don't make that mistake.

GET Doc Story 911.

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In just a few one-on-one sessions, we'll map out your story from first treatment through final edit. Together, we'll turn your footage into a powerful documentary and you'll be inspired to share your story. 

 

IT'S A CREATIVE STORY LAB FOR YOU!  

NOW, let's talk about your story.  

finding your story

FROM idea to delivery 

I've been out there. I know how hard it is to get the right footage to tell a story. Every location has to count. Every character has to shine . Every interview has to hit the right notes. 

It's much harder without a strong point of view.   

 

Did you outline your story before you started shooting? Did you "cast" your subjects in advance?  Did you shoot actual scenes or just b-roll to cover soundbites? 

I'll break it to you: You have to plan for this stuff!

I've written dozens of treatments and can help you craft one that gets your film on track in development, in production and post. 

When you finally come off the road, you'll have a solid framework for editing. Your budget will be smarter. Your colleagues will be on the same page.  Your editor will love you. 

 

Don't hide.  Don't panic.   

Get in touch. 

 A clip from The Innocence Files Series 
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Evolving storyboards 

ALIX SPEYER BACHER, DIRECTOR

Kevin Huffman knows his stuff and his stuff is having a laser focus on making your film as compelling as it can be. Working with him is an education in finding your narrative and leaning into it. I brought him a doc short that was in need of an editorial overhaul. He had the ability jump right in and excavate the most essential themes guiding me through an elegant reassembly to make a much stronger film.  I don't hesitate to recommend him and would use him again in a heartbeat, yes DocStory 911, indeed.  

ANDREA SKIPPER, Producer

Kevin is amazing. He provided immediate feedback on my scripts when I was under tight deadlines. He was always available and gave constructive notes with a sense of humor. I am grateful for his expertise and I'm looking forward to working with him again!
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