Highlights of 2017 As 2017 draws to a close, it feels like a good time to look back in honour and reflection on the year that was here at TDL, and to then look forward…

Ten Hot Tips For Shooting Your Documentary Interview The interview is the cornerstone of the documentary film.  And therefore mastering the conducting of the interview is not something to be taken lightly.  It is an…

Stop Getting Derailed & Focus On Your Doc 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…

 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…

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…

Funding For Your Film 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….

 Filmmaker, and record label owner, Brian Jenkins reached out to me a little over a month ago.  He was a fan of the show, as well as a contributor to the doc filmmaking online resource…

Film Documentaries Overseas Okay, so it should be noted that this podcast is being released a week after I actually recorded it since I’m currently in the ridiculously sunny and ridiculously humid climes of Puerto…