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…

Outdoor Adventure Films with Peter Mortimer Peter Mortimer has been climbing and making outdoor adventure films for the past twenty years through his company, Sender Films.  His company has put out some of the most…

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…

The Art of Film Funding It’s no secret that one of the bigger hurdles that we are often faced with as documentary filmmakers is that of funding.  It is my intention with this episode to…

The Imposter Syndrome 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?…

How to Become a Professional Grade Editor If editing were something we could learn from a manual or Youtube videos, we could all become great storytellers in fairly short order.  We could just sit down,…

In this increasingly growing world of content creators, but ever shrinking world of actual distributors who allow you to retain at least some rights to your work, how can the independent documentary filmmaker best work…

Brent E. Huffman‘s debut documentary, Saving Mes Aynak, is making a lot of noise these days.  This MacArthur Foundation-sponsored film has played dozens of film festivals all over the globe, and its filmmaker, Huffman, has been…