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 Reasons to Make an iPhone Documentary

More and more documentary filmmakers are joining the growing ranks of mobile filmmakers and picking up their iPhones to shoot their next doc. Back in December, we first began talking about this seriously, when we spoke with filmmaker Jack Ballo, who was over the moon about making an iPhone documentary. And since then, we’ve run…

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