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#docchat: How to Make the Documentary Short – With Storyhunter & the Filmmakers of “The Jazz Ticket”

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Update: This #docchat has ended (watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKgGviOqHs). Thank you to all who participated and submitted questions.

How do you create a topical, high-quality documentary short with a quick turn-around time?

Filmmakers Noel True and Rob King of The Jazz Ticket (Watch now) and Production Manager Eric Paternot of Storyhunter, a platform that brings video journalists and publishers together, will be joining #docchat on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, on Google+ from 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT), to discuss Storyhunter’s unique editorial process and how they made The Jazz Ticket.

Submit your questions early by posting on the Google+ page or in the comments below.

Here is an overview of the event:

Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page.

When: Tuesday, June 17 from 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT).

Who: The Jazz Ticket Filmmakers Noel True and Rob King and Storyhunter Production Manager Eric Paternot.

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 Google+, 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 video of the discussion.

POV’s The Jazz Ticket has been selected for 2014 PBS Online Film Festival, which begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, July 31. Films can be accessed via the PBS Online Film Festival website and PBS’s YouTube channel.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
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 300 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.