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5 Ways to Be More Connected as a Doc Filmmaker

As an individual documentary filmmaker, it is important to feel connected to a documentary filmmaking community. Feeling connected to a group of individuals who all are actively living the same passion – in this case documentary filmmaking – if nothing else, allows you to feel a little less crazy to be pursuing this documentary filmmaking…

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5 Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film

“People who are called to Documentary take heart. Take it seriously, because few are called and it’s not very sustainable to most… (for) those who are called, it’s an important journey and it’s an important thing to do with ones life” –  Filmmaker, Ian McCluskey   Perhaps you are thinking of making a documentary film,…

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5 Tips for Capturing BTS Footage

When I was designing and producing our DVD packages for Journey to Kathmandu, one of the things that I knew that I’d had an abundance of and might be attractive to purchasers of the DVD set was a slew of extras. I figured that I could make the package something that documentary film enthusiasts and…

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5 Tips for Your Film Festival Strategy

The film festival circuit can be a tricky, daunting task, even for the fairly season documentary filmmaker.  But for the first-time filmmaker, it can be so overwhelming, it can either scare you off completely, or it can cost you an arm and a leg in submission fees.   My first exposure to film festivals, was…

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5 Ways (or Devices) to Tell Someone’s Story

What I am about to give to you should not be considered a list of the different types of stories that we tell in documentary. These are not the various storytelling techniques that we employ as documentary filmmakers, like personal docs, re-creations, or observational. Instead, this is merely 5 tips or suggestions for telling someone…

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