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…

Conversation with The Filmmakers Process Founder, Robert Hardy

Many of you are probably familiar with Robert Hardy‘s work for No Film School, where he wrote film content for the popular website. But it is with his own creation, The Filmmaker’s Process, that Hardy has really come into his own, sharing his own experiences and his creative curation of content – often very well thought-out and lengthy…

How to Diversify Your Income as a Documentary Filmmaker

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 in which you can do this. Here on episode #23, I dive into five pretty diverse ways in which a #doclifer can keep him/herself from falling…

How to Stop Getting Derailed and Refocus on Your Documentary Film

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 50+ hrs of footage? Then do you remember when in the middle of production you and your wife had your first child? Yeah, you were having to work all of the…

Working with Someone You Don’t Enjoy Working With

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 project that drove us to tears and frustration, so much so that we would have given just about anything to walk away. And…