“Documentary Style” Shot-making
I have a suggestion to fictional filmmakers and critics alike: Let’s update the definition of “documentary style” shooting.
Watching and Reading: Week of January 11, 2008
WATCHING e2 A PBS series about the economics of being environmentally conscious. Beyond the Multiplex: The Year’s Best Docs Critics from Salon.com and IFC take a look at Oscar-worthy documentaries. READING The 100 Greatest Websites EW lists their favorite movie and TV websites Nerakhoon: The Betrayal Director Ellen Kuras indieWire interviews veteran DP and first-time […]
Watching and Reading: Week of January 4, 2008
Watching The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 POV Film ScreeningsNext week: Waging a Living in Burtonsville, Maryland. New Yorker: Naked Campaign ShortsIllustrator Steve Brodner draws the candidates. Reading A New Award for Nonfiction Filmmaker and blogger AJ Schnack announces the birth of a new award for […]
Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh and 'Scaredycat'
Andy Blubaugh is a young filmmaker from Portland, Oregon whose 15-minute short film, Scaredycat, will air alongside Oscar-winner Freida Lee Mock’s Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner this week on PBS. An experimental documentary about the role fear plays in our lives, Scaredycat takes as a point of departure the beating of Andy at the […]
Media Guide: Making Online Videos
So you’ve got a great idea for a documentary short, and you want to get started making your film. But how do you light your shoot? What music is legal for you to use? What releases should you have your subjects sign? How do you edit, compress and upload your video? Luckily, there’s a ton […]
Doc Roundup: October 11th, 2007
Our weekly doc roundup collects critical reactions to some current documentary releases in the theaters and on DVD. IN THEATERS NOW Helvetica, the documentary about a typeface, gets four stars from the Chicago Tribune, which calls the film “…80 unexpectedly blissful minutes.” But apparently, 80 minutes was too long for the New York Times, which […]