84 – Staying Connected as a Documentary Filmmaking

Last week we attended Podcast Movement 2018 in Philadelphia, USA. It was a great refresher for us – even an eye opener on some levels – in terms of what we are doing with the podcast as well as what we’re doing as doc filmmakers. As was the case last year, we left the conference feeling more connected to a community of podcasters. But this year, perhaps more importantly, we are feeling a need to be more connected you, #doclifer, which is what this week’s episode is all about… Connectivity.


We are making a more concerted effort to get back to our core of The Documentary Life, which is to provide a platform whereby we, as doc filmmakers, can all feel a little more connected to one another, to our doc brothers and sisters!


5 Ways to Stay Connected as a Doc Filmmaker

As creatives, it’s easy for us to get overwhelmed by our projects or other aspects of our lives that demand our attention. This can sometimes negatively impact our ability to function in a creative capacity. I have come up with five ways that will help you take some of that creativity back.


Related Sources

° Want a great supportive doc filmmaking community to be a part of?

Join the TDL Community facebook Group page! It’s free and it’s a wonderfully connected group of like-minded individuals all working on their passion of doc filmmaking.



° In the episode we talk about the importance of using your Meetups! We also mentioned two Meetup groups that are listeners of the podcast head up in Philly and Charlotte. Check’em out if you’re in the area!



Journey To Kathmandu

If you are interested in watching TDL host, Chris G. Parkhurst’s personal documentary, you can check out Journey to Kathmandua film that follows the once-in-a-lifetime journey that goats make from their farmland lives of goats in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu, during the Nepalese holiday, Dashain.

Purchase of the Deluxe Director’s & Goat’s Edition comes loaded with behind-the-scenes footage, director’s commentary, shorts, and deleted scenes. Regardless if you’re simply looking for more info on the making of J2K’or you’re a budding independent filmmaker (or just a fan of goats!), this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys gaining insight into what goes into the making of an independent documentary in a developing country.


Sponsors & Thank Yous

° Episode #84 is brought to you by BlackBox Global, creators of one of the easiest way to turn your filmmaking skills into passive income!

Go to BlackBox, Create a Free Account, and start selling your footage today!


° Free Music ArchiveSpecial Thank You to recording artist, Dlay who supplied music for this week’s episode of TDL. You too can download his music or other artist’s music by going to Free Music Archive today!



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Host and TDL Founder, Chris G Parkhurst

Chris is a documentary filmmaker and the founder and host of The Documentary Life, a platform which aims to inform and inspire documentary filmmakers from around the globe.

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