Top 5 Ways to One-Man Band Your Doc Series

Looking to be a one-man (or woman) band for your documentary series? Congratulations! Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of uncertainty. Fret not, here are five ways to turn your one-man band into a well-oiled doc filmmaking machine.   Do Your Homework A cornerstone of the fun of documentary filmmaking is the unknown. Don’t…

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Top 5 Ways to Make a Mobile News Story

Where Are You Placing Your Video? Is it a new audience?  If so, you have just four seconds to impress before the viewer’s eyes scoot off elsewhere! You may have noticed a lot of advertisers now on online news platforms use the five second rule. They don’t expect people to watch an advert longer than…

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3 Tips for Documentary Distribution Online

You’ve just finished your documentary. These have been enlightening years of research and pre-production. You and your team invested money and concentration during several weeks of shooting to capture a captivating story and spent long hours deliberating in the editing room. You put a lot of effort in making your film and now it deserves…

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5 Reasons to Make an iPhone Documentary

More and more documentary filmmakers are joining the growing ranks of mobile filmmakers and picking up their iPhones to shoot their next doc. Back in December, we first began talking about this seriously, when we spoke with filmmaker Jack Ballo, who was over the moon about making an iPhone documentary. And since then, we’ve run…

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