All good documentaries need to have a solid foundation created through proper research. In this article, we will help you research for your next documentary film.
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What is documentary? What qualifies as a documentary film? Let's dig deeper.
On this episode of The Videomaker Podcast we react to the new Rode VideoMic NTG, have a conversation with documentary filmmaker Brandon Vedder, and we talk about some of the leaked camera features coming to Samsung phones.
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With an explosive doc catalog that includes titles like Cocaine Cowboys, Raw Deal and Screwball, Alfred Spellman is no stranger to high stakes filmmaking.
documentaries can be broken up into three types; Docudrama, Observational Documentation and Cinéma Vérité.
"The Russian Woodpecker" (2015) would become a global cautionary tale of what happens when people lose trust in their government.
When does a Copyright enter the Public Domain? We get this question all the time. We'd love to say, If published after this date add XX number of years, and then its OK to use. But—Heavy Sigh—we're talking legal stuff and legal stuff is never so easy. Disclaimer: In the...
When Robert Flaherty (1884-1951) released his first and most famous film "Nanook of the North" in 1922, the term ‘documentary’ had not yet been minted.
As an indie doc filmmaker, getting to the final stages of completing your film can be grueling. Ordinarily, you've spent months or years on a project. In fact, you know the characters in your film better than your own family. Then comes the financial strain as you struggle to...

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The Advantages of Keeping Your Next Doc Short

The art of short subject filmmaking has come a long way from the days when ‘cutdowns’ were simply feature-length films chopped down to size so they could be shoehorned into TV time slots.
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