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Documist is a full-service production company specializing in creative nonfiction film.

We’ve worked in over 30 countries on a wide range of stories and across many formats, from feature films to reportage to custom-built web documentaries. In addition to production, we love to share our craft through workshops and unusual collaborations.

But enough about us. What are you up to? Let us know at info@documist.com

 

OUR APPROACH

Versatility.

Our projects and our clients come in all shapes and sizes. Some projects require specialized equipment or crew. Others require special security protocols. Many don’t require a camera at all. No project is too big or too small.

Flexibility.

Being flexible requires a mix of good preparation and inventive problem-solving. Since we often find ourselves working in high-risk environments or navigating Kafkaesque bureaucracies, we prioritize thoughtful pre-production and planning.

Collaboration.

We handle almost every aspect of documentary production in-house, from ideation to post-production. And to make sure every project gets the best team for the job, we have an extensive network of collaborators, including cinematographers, audio producers, editors, animators, web UI/UX developers, and digital strategists.

Strategy.

What are your goals? What are your target audiences? As a creative agency, we offer media strategy consulting to help clients maximize their impact and reach.

WE OFFER

Concept and pre-production

  • Research

  • Scripting

  • Casting

Media Strategy

  • Media audit

  • Network mapping

  • Competitor analysis

  • Digital distribution

  • Grassroots mobilization

  • Social media strategy

  • Impact assessment

Production

  • Field producing

  • Directing

  • Cinematography

  • Sound

Post-production

  • Editing

  • Color

  • Motion graphics

  • Animation

  • Original music

  • Sound mix

Teaching and Workshops

  • For beginners/non-filmmakers

  • Master classes for filmmakers & video journalists

  • Continuing education

Equipment Rental

 

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