DOCUMENTARIES: How do you stay on track?

Occurred on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Guest Speaker: Bob Gardner

Original event synopsis

Without a script to guide you, how do you stay on track when shooting a documentary.  Many filmmakers feel confident when handed a script.  It's a prescription, a guide to what the producer hopes to accomplish.  Documentaries are more organic.  They grow, morph, flourish, and sometimes die, depending on the sources interviewed and the ever changing information gleaned.


Bob Gardner has won 31 EMMYs and many other local, national and international awards in the area of Television, film and video production.

He has been in the Television industry in San Diego since 1959 and has seen the business change from Black and White, to Color, from film to video to digital.

He is the President of Gardner Productions and has, since 1958, directed and photographed award-wining television commercials and programs, documentary films, corporate communications, and multi-media productions. He worked at KFMB-TV, San Diego's CBS affiliate, for 17 years and founded Gardner Productions in 1978.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in Television Producing and Directing, with a minor in Cinematography. He is Past President and Board of Governors of the Television Academy, former National Trustee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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