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…

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.  …

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…

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. …

Understanding Doc Society with Maxyne Franklin Doc Society (formerly BritDoc) is a non-profit that has been working directly with documentary filmmakers since its inception in 2005, to make the most impact in the world with…

How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor An often overlooked aspect of film funding is the individual donor.  Which is kind of surprising, given that statistics tend to show that 50 percent (and sometimes…

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…

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…

Shooting a MicroDoc The short form documentary aka micro documentary has been one of the emerging forms of filmmaking over the past decade.  The demand and acceptance for this type of content has been so…