Posts Tagged ‘documentaries’

53 – 5 Advantages to Shooting Solo + Conversation with iPhone Doc Filmmaker, Jack Ballo

5 Advantages to Shooting Solo as a Doc Filmmaker Whether by necessity or aesthetic choice, we doc filmmakers often shoot our projects with minimal crew and gear, sometimes even opting to go entirely solo.  There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages to such an approach. We’ll take a look at 5 Advantages to Shooting Solo as…

51 – The Imposter Syndrome + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo

Do you consider yourself a documentary filmmaker or is that a term that you are hesitant to give yourself? Is there something that is holding you back from your first documentary film? Perhaps what’s keeping you from being a doc filmmaker, or making your doc film, or living your doc life, is something called imposter syndrome.…

20 – Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker, Justin Schein

 Justin Schein is the kind of documentary filmmaker that most of us aspire to be.  He is a thoughtful, sensitive, and articulate technician dedicated to his craft.  And his latest film, Left on Purpose is the kind of intelligent, compassion, and in the end, impossible to forget, film that we aspire to make.   I was…

19 – Achieving Balance in Your Documentary Life

Work-life balance?  Sure, you’ve probably heard of this.  Whether in books, seminars, tv, or radio, we’re always hearing about the necessity of some sort of balance in our daily lives and the various ways in which we might better achieve this.  But what about us creatives, specifically us documentary filmmakers, who more realistically have a Work-Life-Doclife to balance?…