- RED is Shipping Scarlet-X Digital Video Cameras (Three Years Too Late)
First announced in 2008, RED's new 4K camera has a lot of competition in the documentary gear marketplace.
- 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.'
- The United States of Documentaries (Map)
A state-by-state breakdown of the best, most representative and most unique documentaries from the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
- 'The Greater Good' Takes Child Vaccination Skepticism to Big Screen
Idaho-based filmmakers Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro tell guest blogger Adam Schartoff about their experiences challenging deep-rooted notions about vaccines and disease in their new documentary.
- 'Bombay Beach' Director Alma Har'el
Guest blogger Adam Schartoff talks with the director of Bombay Beach, a documentary that follows the inhabitants of a surreal community on the edge of California's Salton Sea who occasionally break into dance.
- Director Danfung Dennis on 'Hell and Back Again'
Danfung Dennis talks to blogger Adam Schartoff about how a documentary about combat in Afghanistan became a documentary about coming home from war, making the transition from photojournalist to filmmaker, and the impact of Tim Hetherington's death.
- 'Limelight' Director Billy Corben (Video)
The director of Cocaine Cowboys turns his focus on New York City club impresario Peter Gatien in his new documentary. In a video interview, Corben talks about finding and using dark humor in his films about serious subjects.
- Zachary Levy Shows Sensitive Side of 'Strongman'
The director of the self-distributed documentary (opening in New York City on Friday, September 23, 2011), talks about the film and his vérité influences.
- 2011 New York Film Festival Documentary Preview
Documentaries have been a staple of the New York Film Festival, the city's eclectic showcase of international auteurs, and 2011's edition (Sept. 30 to Oct. 16) is no exception.
- 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.
- 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.
- From Tragedy to 'Rebirth': Jim Whitaker's Post-9/11 Documentary, 10 Years in the Making
In the aftermath of 9/11, filmmaker Jim Whitaker followed five New Yorkers for years as they moved on from loss and physical injury. Whitaker talks to Adam Schartoff about Rebirth, which is in select theaters now and airs on Showtime on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
- 'Resurrect Dead' Director Jon Foy Tells the Sundance Story of his First Film
How does a confused first-time filmmaker get to Sundance and come back with its documentary directing prize? Adam Schartoff talks to Jon Foy about Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, on VOD now and opening Friday, September 2, 2011, in New York City.
- 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.
- Final Cut Pro X: Filmmakers Remain Skeptical
We asked you, our blog-reading filmmakers, for thoughts about Final Cut Pro X, the latest edition of Apple's popular editing software, and how you're making the decision to upgrade, switch or stick with what you've got.
- Next on POV: 'POV Short Cuts'
POV's 24th season on PBS continues with POV Short Cuts, a one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers. Watch it on the PBS mobile app now, or on TV this Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10 PM.
- Poll: What's Your Favorite Animal Documentary?
In his Doc Soup column this week, Tom Roston picked what he thinks are the best animal documentaries. But what do you think?
- Top Critics Weigh In on 'The Oath' – Watch It Tonight!
"An extraordinary subject... a fascinating documentary." Read reviews for Laura Poitras' film The Oath, airing tonight (Tuesday, August 16, 2011) on many PBS stations.