Posts Tagged ‘burden of dreams’

98 – Working with Werner Herzog and Les Blank with Maureen Gosling

Maureen Gosling is not only the editor of my favourite documentary film of all time, but quite possibly my favourite film of all time. Period.  That film is Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, starring Werner Herzog.   And as we near our finale episode for Season One of the show, I thought it might be a…

86 – Influential Documentaries to My Doc Life

As a doc filmmaker, how many times have you been asked what your favorite documentary film is?  If you’re anything like me, it’s a nearly impossible and futile question to answer.  There are just too many incredibly documentaries that have influenced, inspired, and excited me over the years, to have to name a single favorite…

34 – How to Make a Living Shooting EPK/BTS + Conversation with Digital Film Pioneer, Feature Film, and Documentary Director, Stefan Avalos

Shooting BTS (behind-the-scenes), or EPK (electronic press kit) as it’s known in the film industry, can be a great and a rather appropriate way for a documentary filmmaker to make some additional income.   I mean, who else to better create short promotional-type videos or vignettes than a filmmaker who owns their own gear, can…

2 – Inspiration

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  Welcome back to The Documentary Life podcast.  In episode #2, a major topic of discussion revolves around one of the essential aspects of the show: inspiration.  We discuss why it’s important for the show to inspire its listeners.  Chris also discusses the films and filmmakers that have inspired his documentary filmmaking journey, including narrative films like…