The inherent challenges documentary filmmakers face are magnified in a war zone. Most filmmakers contend with gear limitations, lack of power sources, and recording usable sound. But consider all that while moving through the rubble of a liberated town that was halfway leveled just days before. Filmmaker Andriy Semenyuk spent part of 2022 traveling through […]
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At its best, the value of documentary filmmaking allows filmmakers to bring an important subject to light to enact change for the betterment of the world. That’s what makes the documentary feature film Chewed Gum so prescient. It’s a film that follows the personal story of Alana Maiello, who confronts her rape and the conditions […]
Patrick Moreau and the entire Stillmotion team have an amazing project that we would like to share with you. Their hope with #standwithme was to blur the lines of traditional documentary storytelling.
This summer, my phone rang and my friend, Erica Tremblay, was on the other end of the […]
Documentaries should produce fascinating stories while maintaining informative components. Your pitch needs to be compelling to entice the right producer.
This documentary is a question. A conversation starter. It’s an examination of the reasons we create and the things that drive us to make something new.
Sherri’s presentation covers her work and style as a Director of Photography and Camera Operator, diving into the finer details of her approach to capturing the story with the camera and her lighting choices.
As a filmmaker, the best thing you can do is to create content and to get that content out there so people can see it. Creation + Delivery = Exposure.
I was so excited to sit down for a conversation with Alex Buono, Co-Director and DP of the new IFC comedy series Documentary Now! and DP of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit. Alex really gives a sense of himself and shares pearls of wisdom from his years of experience on set.
MUSE takes you through the steps of story and character generation one element at a time utilizing many different methods, including video, printable worksheets, research exercises and personal consulting. The case studies in this pilot program apply directly to corporate, documentary and wedding filmmakers most directly but narrative storytellers
Guest blogger Jim Frohna describes working on the Amazon Prime hit show “Transparent” and shooting with the Canon C500.
Going inside the New Blackmagic URSA 4K Camera for Cinematic Capture
As filmmakers, we have such an opportunity to tell small stories like Richard’s and it doesn’t take a lot of gear.