Archival Storytelling For Your Documentary Through his production company, 1895 Films, Tom Jennings has become known for his fresh and inventive approach to using archival footage to tell a story.  With both Peabody and Emmy…

Funding & Distribution Film marketing & promotions, crowdfunding, and theatrical distribution are topics that, at some point in time, all independent doc filmmakers will need to know about.  So if you’re looking to start arming…

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…

Diversify Your Income You’ve got to get creative with your income when you’re trying to make it as a documentary filmmaker in this world.  Luckily, there are a number of different, actually pretty cool ways…

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…

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…

So you’ve heard about this cool thing called crowdfunding – or Kickstarter or Indiegogo – where people are getting their documentary films financed by people all around the world. who are interested in being a part of…

 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…

On this International Podcast Day (yes, there is such a thing!), it’s only appropriate to bring you another installment to our monthly conversations with documentary industry people.  This time out, I spoke with documentary filmmaker (Briars in…