5 Ways to Nurture Your Doc Life

Many of us documentary filmmakers have day jobs, families, and then our creative endeavors on top of all that. There often seems to be little time for other pursuits, let alone ones that might at first glance, seem to be a bit selfish. I get it. We have a 3.5 and a 5.5 year old.…

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5 Ways to Be More Connected as a Doc Filmmaker

As an individual documentary filmmaker, it is important to feel connected to a documentary filmmaking community. Feeling connected to a group of individuals who all are actively living the same passion – in this case documentary filmmaking – if nothing else, allows you to feel a little less crazy to be pursuing this documentary filmmaking…

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How To Be A More Effective Editor

Sifting through over 130 hours of footage on the first feature documentary I’d ever edited was not a joke. That was a lot of footage for anyone to have to go through, let alone for a first time editor. So as you might imagine, I did some things that I would definitely do differently on future…

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#Doclifer Stories – Ron Bourke

#1. – How & why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? Although I’ve always been interested in documentary filmmaking, I became serious during my corporate filmmaking days where I would produce and direct short pro bono films for corporate clients featuring humanitarian work they were doing to benefit underserved communities. This included shoots…

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