Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Documentary Video

Hawaii Documentary Video Production Filmed in Oahu and Kona Areas.


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Documentary Video

Filming in Hawaii is by far one of the most fulfilling destinations I have ever been a part of.  10 amazing days filled with a different part of the "Big" island and Oahu.   Myself and our director of photography took on this short Hawaii Documentary of the islands and some of its adventures a few years back when we were still filming on Canon DSLR's.   Despite the lack of equipment, this small video production for our Hawaii Documentary turned out stellar!   

Filmed on:

- Canon 70D DSLR

- Panasonic AG-AF100

Video Editing on Premier Pro (When it was still 6.0)


The Essentials

Making a documentary movie or video production is a challenge you must work with precision to overcome.  Especially in areas you don't know and have never location scouted.  Your main aim as a director is to create an impressive story. This can be done in interviews with heroes in strange locations by finding relevant archival footage and incorporating it.  As in this, we did straight storytelling style to create the Hawaii Vibe in both the Oahu and Kona Island areas. The following recommendations and tips will help you to master documentary filming process with ease.


Marketing and Distribution of Video Documentaries

Making a documentary film is truly a labor of love. The process can take years, and finding the money to turn an idea into a finished product is incredibly challenging. Plus, once the film itself is done, you need to find a way to share it with audiences. If you’re a filmmaker trying to make it all happen, you may find yourself wearing multiple hats—including those of fundraiser, social media marketer, and campaign manager.


6 Best Cameras in 2017

If your looking to do a professional documentary, here are some amazing cameras we recommend for your documentary video production We’ve done the brunt of the research so that you don’t have to, distilling our findings into the at-a-glance camera chart below.

Of course, this is not a comprehensive roundup. We focus on six of the most popular video cameras we’ve seen mentioned time and again this year, and every one of them is capable of producing impactful images:

  • RED Raven | $6950.00 at RED
  • Sony PXW-FS5 | $5599.00 at B&H
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K | $4995.00 at B&H
  • Canon C100 Mark II | $3999.00 at B&H
  • Sony a7S II | $2998.00 at B&H
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 | $1297.99 at B&H