How to Become a Professional Grade Editor If editing were something we could learn from a manual or Youtube videos, we could all become great storytellers in fairly short order.  We could just sit down,…

In this increasingly growing world of content creators, but ever shrinking world of actual distributors who allow you to retain at least some rights to your work, how can the independent documentary filmmaker best work…

Brent E. Huffman‘s debut documentary, Saving Mes Aynak, is making a lot of noise these days.  This MacArthur Foundation-sponsored film has played dozens of film festivals all over the globe, and its filmmaker, Huffman, has been…

Remember when you were incredibly excited about that new documentary project you’d been working on?  The one that you even raised some funds via Kickstarter and shot about 50+ hrs of footage?  Then do you remember…

 Justin Schein is the kind of documentary filmmaker that most of us aspire to be.  He is a thoughtful, sensitive, and articulate technician dedicated to his craft.  And his latest film, Left on Purpose is the…

Work-life balance?  Sure, you’ve probably heard of this.  Whether in books, seminars, tv, or radio, we’re always hearing about the necessity of some sort of balance in our daily lives and the various ways in which…

 The term storyteller seems to be one of the more misunderstood or misused vocational words in the past decade. Certainly this seems to be the case in a world of ad agencies, video production companies,…

 Let’s be honest.  We’ve all worked with someone that we just didn’t click with or downright despised, but felt like we had no choice but to stick it out with them.  Or we’ve worked on that…

2016 Are you one of those people who loves a good End-of-the-Year list?  Yeah, me too.  I absolutely love them, truth be told.  I know, I know.  Kinda cheesy… but kinda fun.  And that’s why I’ve…

What bigger question does the documentary filmmaker have than ‘Where can I find funding for my film?’ ?  Well, today’s documentary industry guest is writer and film funding guru, Morrie Warshawski.  Morrie wrote the well-known…