‘Directing the Documentary’ with Michael Rabiger

If there ever was a Bible for documentary filmmaking, for my money, it would have to be Michael Rabiger‘s Directing the Documentary. The shear volume of books, online courses, podcasts, and How-to Youtube videos that are out there for the indie filmmaker who producers narrative film is probably in the cajillions. However, the amount of material available for…

Faith Fuller Turns Tables on TDL Host, Chris G. Parkhurst

TDL’s (Temporary) New Host We are excited to announce that the new host of TDL is Faith Fuller (formerly of Desktop Documentaries)! Okay, so maybe it’s only for one week. And while Faith still holds her post as founder/curator of doc filmmaking resource Desktop Docs, at least for this episode, Faith turns the tables on regular host,…

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 art form unto itself. But sadly, many take this age-old journalistic practice for granted. And because of it, risk unusable content for their film or worse, yet, maybe even alienating their interviewee! Conducting…