Micro Docs

A micro-documentary differs from a long-form documentary in terms of length, structure, and quite often, purpose.

Most often a micro-documentary will be 2 to 3 minutes in length, though some can be as long as 5 or even 9 minutes. From the standpoint of a narrative arc, you don’t have enough time to establish character, develop conflict, and reveal backstory the way you can in a longer work, therefore, alternative editorial strategies must be considered.

 

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