award-winning music video production company.

Peep this: beyond branded content, commercials, and documentaries, charlieuniformtango creates award-winning music videos. Our writers, directors, and editors visualize your lyrical narrative with the through line of addictive storytelling. We’re at our best when innovating smart, provocative, and colorful musical moments. Let us help you chase your muse, share your passion, or tell your truth.

production and post-production for documentary films.

end-to-end documentary film production.

We tackle all aspects of documentary film conception, creation, and production. Whether your needs are turnkey or à la carte, charlieuniformtango has the talent and technology to handle strategy, scripting, shooting, directing, editing, VFX, motion design, scoring, and audio. Even better, we collaborate across disciplines, projects, and days to deliver results that far exceed your original ask. Simply put, we’re more than artists, we’re partners.

riveting storytelling from start to finish.

ready to make a documentary?

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accomplished documentary filmmakers

award-winning production, premier film festivals, international distribution

“Their talent from top to bottom has amazed me any time I get the opportunity to collaborate with CUT. Every step of the documentary film process from pre to post-production is always a joy because of how fun and professional they are. I cannot recommend them enough!”

-Grant R.

“We have the best time working with the people at CUT. They’re collaborative, and always come to the table with smart, fun ideas, and solutions. It’s such a privilege to work with them, so we keep coming back. Our post-production experience at CUT is fantastic. They’re collaborative, creative, and kind. We love working with them!”

-Sonia A.

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frequently asked questions.

how do i get started with Tango?

Click any of the u0022let’s tangou0022 buttons on our website to get started. We’ll ask for some basic information about your documentary project, your budget, and your timeframe. Then, we’ll be in touch with you shortly to begin the conversation!

what is a documentary film?

A documentary film is the cinematic story of factual events with little or no fiction. The terminology stems from a filmmaker’s attempt to document reality by capturing on film a historical record of people, places, and events for the purposes of education, revelation, and entertainment. Originally called u0022actuality films,u0022 documentaries range in length from short films of 30 minutes or less to full-length motion pictures of 90 minutes or more. Traditionally, documentary filmmakers tell the story of the people and events at the center of historical movements and seek to accurately represent the truth of cultural happenings.

how to cite a documentary?

u003cp style=u0022color: #252525;u0022u003eHere’s how to cite your documentary film, with an added example from our documentary film, FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDANTS/ALL:u003c/pu003ernu003cp style=u0022color: #252525;u0022u003e[Director Last Name], [Director First Initial]. (Director). (Year). u003cem style=u0022color: #252525;u0022u003eTitle of the motion pictureu003c/emu003e. [Film]. [Studio].u003c/pu003ernu003cp style=u0022color: #252525;u0022u003eRiggle, M.; LaCour, D. (director). (2014). u003cem style=u0022color: #252525;u0022u003eFILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDANTS/ALL. u003c/emu003e[Film]. charlieuniformtango.u003c/pu003e

how to make a documentary?

Organizing your documentary film production comes down to three major phases, plus final distribution.rnu003colu003ern tu003cliu003eu003cstrongu003ePre-Production:u003c/strongu003ern-Choose the topic of your documentary.rn-Obtain copyrights and permits for the use of footage and music.rn-Plan the production process.rn-Make a storyboard/shot list and schedule your shoot.rn-Create a budget, secure investment, and acquire production assets.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eu003cstrongu003eDocumentary Film Production:u003c/strongu003ern-Shoot your documentary.rn-Capture scenes from the shot list.rn-Capture B-roll.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eu003cstrongu003ePost-Production:u003c/strongu003ern-Edit your film footage.rn-Edit your audio.rn-Add graphics and effects.rn-Add music and film score.rn-Approve the final cut of the film.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eu003cstrongu003eDistribution:u003c/strongu003ern-Self-Distribution online (social media, website)rn-Documentary channels onlinern-Film Festivalsrn-Submission for Awardsrn-Television Proposal Submissionrn-Theatrical Releasern-DVDu003c/liu003ernu003c/olu003e

how much does it cost to make a documentary?

In 2023, the average cost of a 90-minute documentary production will be $3000-$5000 per finished minute. Depending on the expertise of your strategy, production, and post-production teams, the timeline of your project, and the length of your film, the final cost of documentaries can range from $100,000 to $1 million or more.

how long is post production on a documentary film?

With a healthy budget, post-production for a 90 minute documentary film takes between nine months and one year (or more).

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