- 'Indie Game: The Movie' Rides $100,000 in Kickstarter Donations to Sundance 2012 Premiere
With Sundance's 2012 lineup announced, guest blogger Edward J. Delaney highlights the unconventional approach of one of the selected docs and its filmmakers, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
- Pros Leave FCPX – Where Are They Heading?
The 'X' in Final Cut Pro was supposed to mean '10,' but it seems as if for a lot of professional editors, it's become the equivalent of 'NOT.'
- Documentary vs. Video Art: Catching Up with RISD's Dennis Hlynsky
The long-time digital video professor ponders the connection between new technology and the widening gap between filmmakers and video artists.
- Asking More From Your Entry Fee
Edward J. Delaney offers 6 ways documentary festivals can be more accountable to their entry-fee-paying filmmakers.
- The Elusive 'General' Audience
In a second post in a series on finding an audience for your documentary, Edward J. Delaney looks at how an emphasis on your film's storyline can help you grow your audience beyond a small core of fans.
- Cultivating Micro-Audiences
Edward J. Delaney explains how to use the Pyramid of Audience Interest to define and expand your doc's niche audience.
- Could Documentaries Form the Core of the Cross-Platform Story Revolution?
As audiences come to expect interaction along with media consumption, "old" media is showing documentarians the potential for video as a tent pole in cross-media storytelling.
- Dynamo, Distrify & Distribber: Documentarians Test New Tools for Direct Distribution Online
The filmmakers behind the documentaries Until the Light Takes Us and Wake Up share their experiences with DIY video-on-demand.
- 'American Teacher' and the Challenges of Finding a Few to Speak For the Many
Filmmaker Vanessa Roth explains how she selected four teachers to represent the nation's 3.2 million in her new documentary, American Teacher, which opens in NY and LA on September 30, 2011.
- How Prosumer Cameras, Apple and YouTube Have Changed Documentary Storytelling in the 10 Years Since 9/11
Edward J. Delaney of DocumentaryTech looks at how far digital technology has come in the last 10 years, from the Naudet brothers' 9/11 to the crowdsourced #18DaysInEgypt.
- The Feature-Length Fallacy
Edward J. Delaney of DocumentaryTech explores the benefits of shaving a few minutes (or more) from a film's running time.
- Finding Depth in Documentary Film
Guest blogger Edward J. Delaney distinguishes between 'art' and 'craft' in documentary film and singles out James March (Man on Wire, Project Nim) as being as close to an artist as anyone working in the form today.
- I Have $5,000… What's the Ideal Documentary Kit?
Indie filmmakers offer tips for building a documentary kit on a budget in this guest post from DocumentaryTech's Edward J. Delaney.
- How Much Money Does It Really Take to Make a Documentary?
In the wake of America's credit rating downgrade and a day after a 600-plus-point drop in the Dow, Edward J. Delaney of DocumentaryTech looks at how the documentary-film economy is changing rapidly.