- The Making of Priya's Shakti
Jaya Mahajan discusses the making of Priya's Shakti, a multimedia project combating attitudes towards sexual assault, with producer Ram Devineni.
- POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A with Whitney Dow ('Whiteness Project')
"I believe that if I am ever really going to understand someone else's racial experience I had to understand my own first."
- Jessica Edwards on the Making of 'Tell Me Something' and Getting Advice From 60 of the World's Best Documentary Filmmakers
Filmmaker and editor Jessica Edwards tells POV about making the book Tell Me Something, which features advice from 60 of the world's best documentary filmmakers.
- Standard Three-Camera Interview Setup
MediaStorm provides a comprehensive look at their three-camera setup for interviews, outlining their camera, audio, and light layouts.
- Flaherty NYC's Fall 2012 Series Takes an Irreverent View on the Political Documentary
Curator Jon Dieringer tells POV about the politically themed documentaries in Flaherty NYC's Fall 2012 Series and how he's avoiding films that correspond to the "supposed issues."
- Ron Simon on Curating Paley DocFest 2012 and the Impact of Political Documentaries in an Election Year
Ron Simon tells POV how he curates New York City's Paley DocFest, which this year features a handful of politically themes documentaries timed to the November elections.
- Inside the 2012 Camden International Film Festival
Now in its eighth year, the Camden International Film Festival is a small-town festival with big ambition.
- Three Things to Know About Yourself Before Hiring a Transmedia Designer
After beginning a transmedia project for her new documentary, filmmaker Liz Nord has some short and easy tips to think about before you hire a transmedia designer for your own project.
- Silverdocs 2012: A. Sabin & David Redmon on Downeast
A. Sabin and David Redmon (Girl Model) moved next door to a shuttered sardine factory in Gouldsboro, Maine, to film their new documentary Downeast.
- Silverdocs 2012: Ramona Diaz on Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Director Ramona Diaz's new film Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, which opens Silverdocs 2012, documents the unlikely discovery of Filipino singer Arnel Pinada to lead the American rock band Journey.
- 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.
- Theo Rigby on Prototyping 'Immigrant Nation' at Hot Hacks (Part Two)
Theo Rigby (Sin País (Without Country)) is taking his next project to the web, and he’s blogging about his experience. In this post, Rigby reveals the Immigrant Nation prototype, a product of a weekend of "hacking" with Mozilla developers in Toronto.
- 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.
- SXSW 2012: Beware of Mr. Baker
Blogger Adam Schartoff talks with Jay Bulger, the director of SXSW's top documentary prize winner, Beware of Mr. Baker.
- SXSW 2012: Paul Williams Still Alive
The documentary Paul Williams Still Alive had its U.S. premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Blogger Adam Schartoff talked with songwriter-subject Paul Williams about his initial reluctance to share his life story.
- SXSW 2012: Caveh Zahedi Riles a Government (and an Audience) with 'The Sheik and I'
The criticism of Caveh Zahedi's new documentary is only growing, but the artist refuses to back down.
- 'More Than A Month' Channels Moore, Spurlock and Woody Allen in Journey to End Black History Month
Edward J. Delaney talks to director Shukree Tilghman about his tongue-in-cheek cross-country campaign (and documentary) to end Black History Month.
- Frederick Wiseman Bares All… About the Nudity in 'Crazy Horse'
The documentary Crazy Horse is attracting attention for its depiction of nudity in a Parisian nightclub. It's a controversy director Frederick Wiseman has dealt with before, on his first film, the once-banned Titicut Follies.