Posts Tagged ‘desktop documentaries’

39 – Attending Live Documentary Events + Documentary Entertainment Law Conversation with Entertainment Lawyer, Gordon Firemark

As a documentary filmmaker, often the idea of having to wrangle talent releases, location releases, crew deal memos, music rights, all seems like a world that is not really ours. That’s for the feature film and television people, right? Wrong. Like, you couldn’t be more wrong.   In fact, having the proper releases and for-use-opinions…

38 – 5 Reasons to Study Documentary Filmmaking + Conversation with Aussie Doc Filmmakers, Matthew Salleh & Rose Tucker

The idea that one must go to school for documentary filmmaking in order to become a good documentary filmmaker is a fairly hollow assumption.  There are plenty great doc films made by people that never had any sort of formal training in film.  But does that mean we shouldn’t be developing our discipline in other…

33 – 5 Ways to Make Your Documentary Film Standout + Conversation with Academy Award-Nominated Director, Scriptwriter Daniel Raim

Documentary Scriptwriting One of the more over-looked aspects of making your documentary film is the scriptwriting process. If your intention is to just shoot, shoot, shoot, and then go through your footage and knock something up, you might be in for a long and painful ride.   Academy Award-nominated Director and Scriptwriter, Daniel Raim, has…

27 – 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…