Special to TDL by Josh Davidsburg   We’ve all seen it. You’re scrolling through facebook, and a video catches your eye. You click to make it full screen and suddenly your phone becomes the camera. You…

Happy Thanksgiving Finale From The Documentary Life It is the week of giving thanks, as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  Coincidentally, it is episode #100, our last episode of Season One of the…

Special to The Documentary Life by #doclifer, Doug Fraser, the founder of (and one-man band for) What We Do, a short documentary series that peers into the passions, hobbies, and jobs of people around the world.  …

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. …

Short Your Way to a Feature with Jon Kasbe Jon Kasbe may not be a name that you are familiar with… yet. Unless you are intricately connected to film festivals or an avid follower of…

America to Steve James Steve James is one of the most recognizable names in documentary.  Many of us #doclifers have been inspired by his films and the way in which he makes them.  He was…

5 (More) Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film If you are like so many of us doc filmmakers, there have been numerous times where you have questioned or doubted whether or not you should or…

Special to The Documentary Life by #Doclifer, Damien Swaby A few weeks back we ran a two-part special on mobile filmmaking aka iPhone filmmaking.  Former BBC reporter, Anna Brees and FiLMic Pro founder, Neil Barham guided us…

Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 1 To say that phone filmmaking has quickly turned from shooting cute home movies of your kids to full-fledged filmmaking would be an understatement.  And understandably, doc filmmakers, have really been…

Talking the Doc Life with My Doc Wife I figured since I’m always on here prattling on about my doc life, it might be different to talk about – or actually, with! – my doc…