Category Archives: Documentary

Shaky Cam

Shaky cam, also called queasy cam, is a cinematic technique used to give a scene an ENG (electronic news-gathering) or documentary look to persuade viewers that the subject or scene being filmed was happening live without rehearsal or any artifice. It is often used in fights and other action scenes. When used to excess, the […]... Keep reading >

Just One Camera Position and A Little After Effects

A different kind of time lapse.... Keep reading >

Surprising New Markets for Doc Producers

Documentary producers find a surprising new market with newspapers and video journalism.... Keep reading >

August 27, 2013 | cameras, Documentary, production | | Comments

Better Than James Bond – Sunglasses that Record 1080p with Audio

Recording GlassesThese glasses give new meaning to the term POV!. 1080P with audio. Records up to 60 minutes. Works with MAC and PC. Download with USB cable.... Keep reading >

March 6, 2013 | Documentary, Uncategorized | Comments

Is it an art film or a documentary?

Is it an art film or a documentary?
Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor talk about their new film "Leviathan," a documentary about commercial fishing without interviews, voice-over, narrative or a traditional point of view. ... Keep reading >

How To Shoot a Documentary Scene

Follow these rules for making any documentary. Use the "five shot" method.... Keep reading >

A Great Time For Documentaries

Nanook Of The NorthThere is no better time to produce your documentary than now. ... Keep reading >

Why I Self-Distribute My Documentaries (11 so far)

Guardians of the Gates: The Surfboats The above promo is for David's most recent documentary by David Wittkower
I went the distributor route many years ago when everyone told me that was the way to go, but the promises of quarterly reports did not happen and the checks were so small. So I confronted them about it and they finally admitted that I was one of 500 other titles and I was now ... Keep reading >

Errol Morris, One of America’s Greatest Documentary Directors

Film critic Roger Ebert says that Morris ranks alongside directors like Hitchcock and Fellini. "He's like a magician. You're looking at the left hand which is the subject of the film and the trick is being done over here (on the right hand). When the film is over, you realize it is about a lot more than you thought it was and ... Keep reading >

The Art Of Film And Video Editing Part-5

The Art Of Film And Video Editing Part-5 Pare Lorentz, the most influential documentary filmmaker of the Great Depression of the 1930s, defines a documentary film as "a factual film which is dramatic." There are many different definitions of documentary. Rather than worry about the exact definition, it is more important to see examples of documentary films which illuminate the subject.... Keep reading >

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