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June 16, 2014
#docchat: How to Make the Documentary Short – With Storyhunter & the Filmmakers of “The Jazz Ticket”
Join the video chat on Google+ this Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT), and ask your questions about The Jazz Ticket and Storyhunter's editorial process.
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June 16, 2014
#docchat: How to Make the Documentary Short – With Storyhunter & the Filmmakers of “The Jazz Ticket”
Join the video chat on Google+ this Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT), and ask your questions about The Jazz Ticket and Storyhunter's editorial process.
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June 16, 2014
#docchat: How to Make the Documentary Short – With Storyhunter & the Filmmakers of “The Jazz Ticket”
Join the video chat on Google+ this Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT), and ask your questions about The Jazz Ticket and Storyhunter's editorial process.
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May 1, 2014
Film Anatomy: The Needle
Fernanda Rossi worked with filmmakers Carmen Oquendo-Villar, José Correa-Vigier and Felipe Tewes to turn their three rough cuts into one feature documentary, The Needle.
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May 1, 2014
Film Anatomy: The Needle
Fernanda Rossi worked with filmmakers Carmen Oquendo-Villar, José Correa-Vigier and Felipe Tewes to turn their three rough cuts into one feature documentary, The Needle.
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May 1, 2014
Film Anatomy: The Needle
Fernanda Rossi worked with filmmakers Carmen Oquendo-Villar, José Correa-Vigier and Felipe Tewes to turn their three rough cuts into one feature documentary, The Needle.
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April 25, 2014
5 Things Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn from Game Designers
Engagement, interaction, participation, messaging and the power of play: Five takeaways for filmmakers from Games for Change at Tribeca FIlm Festival's Innovation Week.
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April 25, 2014
5 Things Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn from Game Designers
Engagement, interaction, participation, messaging and the power of play: Five takeaways for filmmakers from Games for Change at Tribeca FIlm Festival's Innovation Week.
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April 25, 2014
5 Things Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn from Game Designers
Engagement, interaction, participation, messaging and the power of play: Five takeaways for filmmakers from Games for Change at Tribeca FIlm Festival's Innovation Week.
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April 24, 2014
Film Anatomy: Every Day Is a Holiday
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Every Day is a Holiday by Theresa Loong. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments and what she vows to never do again.
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April 24, 2014
Film Anatomy: Every Day Is a Holiday
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Every Day is a Holiday by Theresa Loong. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments and what she vows to never do again.
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April 24, 2014
Film Anatomy: Every Day Is a Holiday
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Every Day is a Holiday by Theresa Loong. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments and what she vows to never do again.
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April 8, 2014
#docchat: A Documentary Equipment Workshop with Caleb Pike & Richard Koci Hernandez on Google+ (April 15, 2014)
Ask your questions about documentary filmmaking equipment on Google+! Tuesday, April 15, 12:30-1:15 PM ET / 9:30-10:15 AM PT.
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April 8, 2014
#docchat: A Documentary Equipment Workshop with Caleb Pike & Richard Koci Hernandez on Google+ (April 15, 2014)
Ask your questions about documentary filmmaking equipment on Google+! Tuesday, April 15, 12:30-1:15 PM ET / 9:30-10:15 AM PT.
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April 8, 2014
#docchat: A Documentary Equipment Workshop with Caleb Pike & Richard Koci Hernandez on Google+ (April 15, 2014)
Ask your questions about documentary filmmaking equipment on Google+! Tuesday, April 15, 12:30-1:15 PM ET / 9:30-10:15 AM PT.
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March 26, 2014
7 Funding Tricks from 7 Documentary Filmmakers
POV's Story Doctor Fernanda Rossi has been probing successful filmmakers about their budgets for the last few months. Here's what she's learned...
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March 26, 2014
7 Funding Tricks from 7 Documentary Filmmakers
POV's Story Doctor Fernanda Rossi has been probing successful filmmakers about their budgets for the last few months. Here's what she's learned...
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March 26, 2014
7 Funding Tricks from 7 Documentary Filmmakers
POV's Story Doctor Fernanda Rossi has been probing successful filmmakers about their budgets for the last few months. Here's what she's learned...
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January 23, 2014
Film Anatomy: David Bromberg Unsung Treasure
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary David Bromberg Unsung Treasure by Beth Toni Kruvant. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 23, 2014
Film Anatomy: David Bromberg Unsung Treasure
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary David Bromberg Unsung Treasure by Beth Toni Kruvant. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 23, 2014
Film Anatomy: David Bromberg Unsung Treasure
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary David Bromberg Unsung Treasure by Beth Toni Kruvant. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 9, 2014
Film Anatomy: Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living by Paula Weiman-Kelman and Jonathan Lopatin. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 9, 2014
Film Anatomy: Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living by Paula Weiman-Kelman and Jonathan Lopatin. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 9, 2014
Film Anatomy: Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Fringes: New Adventures in Jewish Living by Paula Weiman-Kelman and Jonathan Lopatin. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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January 8, 2014
Create Your Own Essential DSLR Video Kit
Find out which camera body, lenses, audio equipment, rigs, tripods, monopods, editing software and other miscellaneous tools you need for a top-notch DSLR filmmaking kit.
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January 8, 2014
Create Your Own Essential DSLR Video Kit
Find out which camera body, lenses, audio equipment, rigs, tripods, monopods, editing software and other miscellaneous tools you need for a top-notch DSLR filmmaking kit.
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January 8, 2014
Create Your Own Essential DSLR Video Kit
Find out which camera body, lenses, audio equipment, rigs, tripods, monopods, editing software and other miscellaneous tools you need for a top-notch DSLR filmmaking kit.
Read more »

January 6, 2014
Creating Multi Camera Sequences in Premiere Pro, Part 2
This article is part of a series of posts from MediaStorm with tips and tricks from their producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro.
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January 6, 2014
Creating Multi Camera Sequences in Premiere Pro, Part 2
This article is part of a series of posts from MediaStorm with tips and tricks from their producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro.
Read more »

January 6, 2014
Creating Multi Camera Sequences in Premiere Pro, Part 2
This article is part of a series of posts from MediaStorm with tips and tricks from their producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro.
Read more »

November 14, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lucky
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Lucky by filmmaker Laura Checkoway. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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November 14, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lucky
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Lucky by filmmaker Laura Checkoway. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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November 14, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lucky
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Lucky by filmmaker Laura Checkoway. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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November 12, 2013
POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey (Updated)
View the infographic. Cameras, lenses, audio and more: POV asked documentary filmmakers which gear they can’t live without, and which they can't wait to try.
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November 12, 2013
POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey (Updated)
View the infographic. Cameras, lenses, audio and more: POV asked documentary filmmakers which gear they can’t live without, and which they can't wait to try.
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November 12, 2013
POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey (Updated)
View the infographic. Cameras, lenses, audio and more: POV asked documentary filmmakers which gear they can’t live without, and which they can't wait to try.
Read more »

November 7, 2013
Film Anatomy: How to Lose Your Virginity
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity by filmmaker Therese Shechter. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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November 7, 2013
Film Anatomy: How to Lose Your Virginity
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity by filmmaker Therese Shechter. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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November 7, 2013
Film Anatomy: How to Lose Your Virginity
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity by filmmaker Therese Shechter. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 31, 2013
Film Anatomy: Behind the Blue Veil
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Behind the Blue Veil by filmmaker Robyn Symon. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 31, 2013
Film Anatomy: Behind the Blue Veil
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Behind the Blue Veil by filmmaker Robyn Symon. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 31, 2013
Film Anatomy: Behind the Blue Veil
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Behind the Blue Veil by filmmaker Robyn Symon. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 3, 2013
Film Anatomy: Felix Austria!
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Felix Austria! by filmmaker Christine Beebe. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 3, 2013
Film Anatomy: Felix Austria!
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Felix Austria! by filmmaker Christine Beebe. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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October 3, 2013
Film Anatomy: Felix Austria!
Fernanda Rossi dissects the making of the documentary Felix Austria! by filmmaker Christine Beebe. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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September 24, 2013
Fall Online #docchat Series: Engagement Strategy, Doc Criticism and More!
Join POV's Fall Online #docchat Series starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013 for online panels about engagement strategy, documentary criticism and planning for long-term documentary projects.
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September 24, 2013
Fall Online #docchat Series: Engagement Strategy, Doc Criticism and More!
Join POV's Fall Online #docchat Series starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013 for online panels about engagement strategy, documentary criticism and planning for long-term documentary projects.
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September 24, 2013
Fall Online #docchat Series: Engagement Strategy, Doc Criticism and More!
Join POV's Fall Online #docchat Series starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013 for online panels about engagement strategy, documentary criticism and planning for long-term documentary projects.
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September 19, 2013
Film Anatomy: Justice For My Sister
Justice For My Sister follows one woman's journey through the Guatemalan justice system as she struggles to hold her sister's killer accountable. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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September 19, 2013
Film Anatomy: Justice For My Sister
Justice For My Sister follows one woman's journey through the Guatemalan justice system as she struggles to hold her sister's killer accountable. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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September 19, 2013
Film Anatomy: Justice For My Sister
Justice For My Sister follows one woman's journey through the Guatemalan justice system as she struggles to hold her sister's killer accountable. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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September 5, 2013
Film Anatomy: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is an entertaining tribute to the iconic writer Gore Vidal. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what he vows to never do again.
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September 5, 2013
Film Anatomy: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is an entertaining tribute to the iconic writer Gore Vidal. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what he vows to never do again.
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September 5, 2013
Film Anatomy: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is an entertaining tribute to the iconic writer Gore Vidal. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what he vows to never do again.
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August 29, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lost and Sound
Lost and Sound follows three extraordinary people as they rediscover music after deafness. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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August 29, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lost and Sound
Lost and Sound follows three extraordinary people as they rediscover music after deafness. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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August 29, 2013
Film Anatomy: Lost and Sound
Lost and Sound follows three extraordinary people as they rediscover music after deafness. Read about the filmmaker's smart moves, memorable moments, and what she vows to never do again.
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August 19, 2013
6 Essential Tips for Using Archival Footage
Panelists at a recent Doc U event organized by the International Documentary Association weigh in on 6 things to keep in mind when working with archives.
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August 19, 2013
6 Essential Tips for Using Archival Footage
Panelists at a recent Doc U event organized by the International Documentary Association weigh in on 6 things to keep in mind when working with archives.
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August 19, 2013
6 Essential Tips for Using Archival Footage
Panelists at a recent Doc U event organized by the International Documentary Association weigh in on 6 things to keep in mind when working with archives.
Read more »

August 15, 2013
Film Anatomy: Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride
Amy Nicholson must have been the last person in the world to shoot a documentary on film. Yes, film. Zipper was going to be her next project and just a short. It became a feature.
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August 15, 2013
Film Anatomy: Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride
Amy Nicholson must have been the last person in the world to shoot a documentary on film. Yes, film. Zipper was going to be her next project and just a short. It became a feature.
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August 15, 2013
Film Anatomy: Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride
Amy Nicholson must have been the last person in the world to shoot a documentary on film. Yes, film. Zipper was going to be her next project and just a short. It became a feature.
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July 9, 2013
A Cloud Storage Collaboration Guide for Filmmakers
Cloud storage isn't just a way to back up backups of backups, it has great potential for use as a hub for your film production.
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July 9, 2013
A Cloud Storage Collaboration Guide for Filmmakers
Cloud storage isn't just a way to back up backups of backups, it has great potential for use as a hub for your film production.
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July 9, 2013
A Cloud Storage Collaboration Guide for Filmmakers
Cloud storage isn't just a way to back up backups of backups, it has great potential for use as a hub for your film production.
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April 18, 2013
Standard Three-Camera Interview Setup
MediaStorm provides a comprehensive look at their three-camera setup for interviews, outlining their camera, audio, and light layouts.
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April 18, 2013
Standard Three-Camera Interview Setup
MediaStorm provides a comprehensive look at their three-camera setup for interviews, outlining their camera, audio, and light layouts.
Read more »

April 18, 2013
Standard Three-Camera Interview Setup
MediaStorm provides a comprehensive look at their three-camera setup for interviews, outlining their camera, audio, and light layouts.
Read more »

March 27, 2013
Recommended Reading: Eight Fundamental Concepts of Sound for Documentary
Learn the eight fundamental concepts of sound for documentary from David Tames of http://kino-eye.com.
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March 27, 2013
Recommended Reading: Eight Fundamental Concepts of Sound for Documentary
Learn the eight fundamental concepts of sound for documentary from David Tames of http://kino-eye.com.
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March 27, 2013
Recommended Reading: Eight Fundamental Concepts of Sound for Documentary
Learn the eight fundamental concepts of sound for documentary from David Tames of http://kino-eye.com.
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December 13, 2012
A Couple Filmmaker Tips for the Pre-Interview
Katie Galloway, Director of 'Better This World,' and Scott Thurman, Director of 'The Revisionaries,' share some tips on getting the most out of interviews when the camera's not on.
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December 13, 2012
A Couple Filmmaker Tips for the Pre-Interview
Katie Galloway, Director of 'Better This World,' and Scott Thurman, Director of 'The Revisionaries,' share some tips on getting the most out of interviews when the camera's not on.
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December 13, 2012
A Couple Filmmaker Tips for the Pre-Interview
Katie Galloway, Director of 'Better This World,' and Scott Thurman, Director of 'The Revisionaries,' share some tips on getting the most out of interviews when the camera's not on.
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