Update: This workshop has ended (watch the video at http://youtu.be/oFRzF6uxiIk) and the giveaway winners have been announced. Thank you to all who participated and submitted questions.

In the next #docchat, ask your questions about documentary filmmaking tools and equipment! DSLR Video Shooter founder Caleb Pike and Emmy award-winning visual journalist Richard Koci Hernandez will be providing demos of gear for documentarians in a live video chat, and they’ll be taking your questions. The chat will take place on POV’s Google+ page on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM ET).

Let us know that you’re interested in attended by RSVPing in the form below, and you’ll be entered in a giveaway to win a DVD of a POV film or a poster of POV’s The United States of Documentaries. See the official giveaway rules »

Here is an overview of the event:

Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page

When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM ET).

Who: Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer. He is an Assistant Professor for New Media at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor and podcaster based in Chicago. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material. In 2010, Caleb started DSLR Video Shooter where he podcasts, writes reviews, and shares tools and techniques for filmmakers.

What: The panelists will provide demos and offer answers to filmmakers’ questions about documentary filmmaking gear and software.

How: Go to the Google+ event page to watch the live video. Let us know you’re coming and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on this post or by tweeting with the hashtag #docchat. If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. Download the app for iOS or Android devices. If you miss the event, revisit this page later for a recorded video of the discussion.

Watch the full video of the chat at http://youtu.be/oFRzF6uxiIk.


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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.