Documentary

2015 Academy Award Nominations

2015 Academy Award Nominations

See the Official Academy Award Site. Rent or Buy Academy Award Nominated Films Best Original Song "Everything is Awesome" Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson The Lego Movie "Glory" Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn Selma "Grateful" Music and Lyric by...

Shaky Cam

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...

Is it an art film or a documentary?

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are the movers behind the film "Leviathan," a documentary about commercial fishing without interviews, voice-over, narrative or a traditional point of view. The documentary film today is a mostly informational. It's about...

How To Shoot a Documentary Scene

Shoot These Five Shots Among video journalists and documentary producers one tried and true approach to covering a scene is the "five shot" method developed by Michael Rosenblum. Most experienced shooters know the method without thinking about it. Make these shots in...

A Great Time For Documentaries

We've come a long way from the days when the only way you could see a documentary was if you lived in a big city that had an art house theater and happened to know which of the one or two days a particular film was playing. Today, the Internet is exploding with...