Making a documentary film can be an exciting, ambitious and daunting prospect, so The Documentary Life  team have put together a list of resources to help you through each phase of development, production, post-production and beyond. Here they are:


#DocLand The Documentary Life‘s very own flagship community which teaches you how to plan, fund and share your documentary film. Extensive resources, tools, step-by-step tutorials, industry expert webinars, private Facebook group and much more. Visit #Docland to learn more.



Inside the Edit – A creative editing course that goes way beyond basic editing theory. This highly specialised training program has been developed over three years by a prime time editing team working at the very highest level of television. You will learn hundreds of structural, journalistic and creative techniques used in documentary and entertainment television, from the fundamentals to the highly advanced.  Visit Inside The Edit.

Listen to podcast episode #48: How to Become a Professional Editor w/ Inside the Edit’s, Paddy Bird .