Posts Tagged ‘how to make a documentary film’

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…

97 – 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 their art.  Whether with their flagship program, Good Pitch, their Impact Award, the Impact Field Guide, or the number of grants that they offer, Doc Society…

92 – 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 more) make up the overall funding for doc filmmakers.  Amidst, all of the dialogue and concentration on other, sometimes more obvious, avenues of fundraising like crowdfunding, grant funding,…

90 – 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 perhaps even could make a documentary film.  There are even seasoned filmmakers with multiple docs to their resume who still question whether or not they are the right…