Posts Tagged ‘how to become a documentary filmmaker’

105 – Doug Block and The D-Word

The D-Word's, Doug Block

Doug Block has made a living out of the personal documentary style, including films like Home Page, 51 Birch Street, and The Kids Grow Up. He is also the pioneer behind one of the largest online documentary filmmaking communities, The D-word, which has just recently had its twentieth anniversary. Topics Discussed how the one-person crew is tailor-made for…

103 – Doc Filmmaking, Festivals, and Podcasting with Thom Powers

Thom Powers has been more in touch with documentary filmmaking and filmmakers than most anyone I know. Which makes sense, since he made docs for about a decade, programs for two of the most prestigious film festivals (TIFF and DOCNYC), and is now the host of the podcast, Pure Nonfiction . Please join us as we have…

100 – 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 podcast.  And I am joined by my better half, the producer for the show, Stephanie Vincenti.  And we have a lot of gratitude for what we have…

99 – 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 recognizable outdoor adventure images on the planet, as well as founded The Reel Rock Tour, the biggest and longest-running festival of outdoor adventure films in the…

98 – 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.  That film is Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, starring Werner Herzog.   And as we near our finale episode for Season One of the show, I thought it might be a…