On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Andrew Buckley and Jay Sheehan, members of the Hit and Run History documentary team. Andrew and Jay discuss the multiple costs involved in filming a documentary, including costs for purchasing equipment, creating videos, publishing and advertising as well as utilizing free or cheap resources to do so.
Andrew and Jay also discuss their series of documentary “webisodes” on the Columbia Expedition which are being shown on Boston channel WGBH’s website. They also discuss Tom’s participation in the upcoming series finale which was filmed in Philadelphia.
UPDATE: The finale of the Columbia Expedition series is now live on WGBH’s website. You can view it here.
Andrew Buckley & Jay Sheehan, The Costs of Making a Documentary: S04E8 / 110
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Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Tom
[00:34] Interview with Andrew Buckley and Jay Sheehan
— [00:47] Hit and Run History
— [03:40] The Columbia Expedition
— [04:43] Equipment expenses
— [06:55] Using local public resources
— [11:09] Research costs
— [12:59] Costs involved with producing videos
— [16:52] Advertising costs
— [18:59] Finding sponsors
— [20:39] The Columbia Expedition webisodes on WGBH’s website
— [22:35] The upcoming finale
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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published December 12, 2010.