Documentary Video Production

Documentary video production services in Maine

Sweet Thunder Productions specializes in documentary video production throughout the State of Maine.  Maine and Mainers offer unique stories: about its people, its history, resources, industries, and Maine’s ever changing dynamics.  Documentaries offer glimpses into lives and situations we are often unfamiliar with.  Telling these stories through film making enriches and educates every viewer.

From concept to completion

All it takes is an idea.  Now combine this idea with camera skill and editing and you have a documentary.  Documentary producer Lee Arnott films and edits every documentary into compelling storytelling.  She polishes rough cuts to each client’s personal vision until a final cut is complete.  Documentaries may be featured length (1 – 2 hours in length) while others are shorter (5 – 30 minutes.)

Types of documentaries

  • Historical – places, events, people, etc.
  • People Profiles –  Artists, teachers, community leaders, etc.
  • Social issues  – local and statewide.
  • Non-profit organizations  – missions and accomplishments.
  • Businesses – how your business began and how it has grown.
  • Everyone and everything is unique; therefore the sky’s the limit.

Sweet Thunder Productions offers an initial complimentary meeting and consultation.   Documentary filmmaker Lee Arnott will get to know you, your story and your goals.  Furthermore, she combines your thoughts and input with her creative insight and expertise.

Each documentary video production includes:

  • First of all, a complimentary consultation.
  • A tour of locations and a meeting of key people.
  • Scheduling of filming dates.
  • Lastly, editing of footage, graphics, titles and background music.

Rough cuts are delivered electronically to clients for viewing.  Your documentary can be uploaded to Youtube and Vimeo platforms for worldwide exposure.  In addition, Sweet Thunder produces DVD’s and Blu Ray Discs and lastly, all clients receive a final master file.

While everyone has a story, nobody has a story like yours. 

If you have an idea for a documentary video please inquire for more information.  Sweet Thunder Productions is not limited to Maine, please Contact Us if you are based in New England and searching for a documentary filmmaker.  Click here to view a recent short documentary for a Maine non-profit.

Ultimately every documentary video production is unique,  just like its subjects.