- 18 Days in Egypt Co-Creator Jigar Mehta
Journalist-turned-web-documentarian Jigar Mehta tells POV about treating documentary filmmaking like a startup company, hiring crowdsourcing evangelists (with help from Kickstarter) and re-inventing the participatory documentary on the fly.
- 8 “Then and Now” Documentaries That Transcend Time
The Up series, which has been following a group in seven-year intervals, has a new entry this month, 56 Up. Here are eight documentaries that take the "then and now" concept to new levels.
- Awaiting the Official Release of Lightworks, a $60 PC-Based Non-Linear Editor
Has Apple's shift to Final Cut Pro X, and the dissatisfaction of a legion of editors, created a market opening for this PC-based nonlinear editing system?
- A Documentary Twitterthon Roundup
SundanceNow hosted a "Twitterthon" to promote its new VOD documentary subscription service, Doc Club. Doc fans took to Twitter to discuss distribution platforms, the audience experience and favorite films.
- The Results Are In! POV Educators Give Feedback
For National Teacher Appreciation Week POV is sharing some inspiring stats and anecdotes from our 2011 Educator's Survey.
- 'Miss Representation'
For those who study women’s representations in the media, the issues raised in Miss Representation come as no surprise, but Heather McIntosh raises some questions and concerns with the documentary that we should continue to think and talk about.
- 6 Golden Rules for Filmmakers on Social Media
What's the best way to ensure success online? Read six tips for engaging your audience from Elisabeth Holm (Kickstarter), Gary Hustwit (Helvetica), Julie La'Bassiere (FilmBuff) and Mike Knowlton (StoryCode, Murmur).
- Final Cut Pro X, One Year Later
Apple's Final Cut Pro X was met with a lot of upset editors when it was announced last April and subsequently released in June 2011. Now that the dust has settled, where do we stand?
- Vote for Women, War and Peace Doc Shorts and Other PBS Webby Award Nominees
Voting for the People's Voice Award for the 16th Annual Webby Awards will close tomorrow, April 26, 2012, so register and get to voting for your favorite PBS websites!
- Getting Your Film on Public Television: A Twitter Chat with POV Series Producer Yance Ford
Join the #docchat Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 PM Eastern. POV Series Producer Yance Ford will answer questions about how filmmakers can navigate the public TV submission process.
- Blackmagic's Cinema Camera: The Trusty Capture-Card Maker Introduces a Film-Look Video Camera
Blackmagic's new camera, announced at NAB 2012, signals a shift in camera manufacturing from traditional camcorder companies to ones with file-processing expertise.
- Tribeca 2012: Documentaries to Watch
A preview of documentaries from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival slate.
- Framing and the Art of Documentary
Arguably, making art is easier when its makers have complete control over process and product. But what happens when you throw the messiness of reality into the mix?
- Anthropomorphize This!
In a series of films that screened at Flaherty NYC, an offshoot of The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, animator Jim Trainor and artist Nancy Andrews challenged notions about animals on the big screen.
- Re-Edited 'Bully' Receives PG-13 Rating In Time for Theatrical Expansion
After weeks of controversy, the MPAA has decided to give a PG-13 rating to a version of Lee Hirsch's documentary Bully that has cut some but not all profanity.
- KONY 2012: New Video Answers Critiques, But Lacks Predecessor's Panache
Invisible Children's sequel to its viral video has less of the mania of its first narrator, and a more tempered message about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.
- Are We 'Surviving Progress'?
Director Mathieu Roy looks at the risks of our technologically advanced age and tackles huge, existential questions within the wrapper of an 86-minute documentary. The film opens in New York City this weekend and expands to other select cities in April and May.
- What DIY Film Distributors Can Learn from the Launch of the Joffrey Documentary
Sheri Candler and Jon Reiss offered tips for getting a documentary to a niche group of viewers who might not be found through a traditional film distribution channel.