Posts Tagged ‘director’

25 – 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…

10 – Avoid These Common Mistakes Before ‘Jumping In’ on Your Documentary Film

I’m often asked about the most common mistakes one can avoid before diving headlong into one’s documentary project. In some ways, I can’t really decide if I’m the right or wrong one to ask this question to.  I mean, I’ve kind of made some of the same mistakes multiples times in the past couple of projects alone.…

3 – Conversation with Filmmaker John Pirozzi

Much like TDL podcast host, Chris G. Parkhurst, filmmaker John Pirozzi has been making documentary films in the SE Asian country of Cambodia for well over a decade, initially with the Matt Dillon feature film City of Ghosts, and then later on through his own documentary projects, Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, a film about Los Angeles band Dengue…

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…