Filming in Dangerous Environments The number of docos filming in dangerous or hostile environments has been steadily increasing over the past decade, with the access to both dependable portable film gear as well as the…

Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 2 In part two of our special on mobile filmmaking for the doc filmmaker, we decided to go right to the source: FiLMic Pro‘s, CEO & found, Neill Barham.  And he…

Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 1 To say that phone filmmaking has quickly turned from shooting cute home movies of your kids to full-fledged filmmaking would be an understatement.  And understandably, doc filmmakers, have really been…

Talking the Doc Life with My Doc Wife I figured since I’m always on here prattling on about my doc life, it might be different to talk about – or actually, with! – my doc…

Making Great Sound for Your Documentary Film Jean Umansky is one of the most respected sound persons in the field of filmmaking. He is a French sound engineer who has worked on over 50+ narrative…

Direct Distribution for Your Documentary Film The topic of film distribution is, perhaps, one of the most requested topics that we’ve ever had for the podcast. And it’s no wonder. While there may seem like…

Making a Netflix Docuseries with Flint Town’s, Gary Town These are pretty amazing times for documentary filmmakers. Not only have the popularity of documentary films increased exponentially, not only are there far more resources available…

Crowdfunding for Your Doc with Seed & Spark’s, Emily Best Crowdfunding, nowadays, is one of the most common funding options out there for the documentary filmmaker.  However, the crowdfunding playing field has evolved considerably since…

Making the Personal Documentary Often times as doc filmmakers, we will choose subjects that are near and dear to our hearts.  And usually we will have quite personal connections to these subjects.  So it’s only…

Directing The Documentary If there ever was a Bible for documentary filmmaking, for my money, it would have to be Michael Rabiger‘s Directing the Documentary.  The shear volume of books, online courses, podcasts, and How-to Youtube…