Special to TDL by Josh Davidsburg   We’ve all seen it. You’re scrolling through facebook, and a video catches your eye. You click to make it full screen and suddenly your phone becomes the camera. You…

Special to The Documentary Life by #doclifer, Doug Fraser, the founder of (and one-man band for) What We Do, a short documentary series that peers into the passions, hobbies, and jobs of people around the world.  …

Top 5 Ways to Make a Mobile News Story   Special to The Documentary Life by former BBC reporter, Anna Brees (Brees Media)       Where Are You Placing Your Video? Is it a new audience? …

I first got my start in documentary back in 2003. It was in the country of Cambodia – a country I knew very little about. I had been hired on as the sound person – a…

3 Tips for Documentary Distribution Online   You 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…

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…

Editing Tips The first feature doc that I was ever hired to cut was a film called Bombhunters.  This film consisted of six months of constant filming, over 130 hours of footage, and a three-ring binder with…

Special to The Documentary Life by #Doclifer, Damien Swaby A few weeks back we ran a two-part special on mobile filmmaking aka iPhone filmmaking.  Former BBC reporter, Anna Brees and FiLMic Pro founder, Neil Barham guided us…