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Who Needs Sleep? A Documentary on Sleep Deprivation in the Film Business

A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Focusing in particular in the film industry. Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a Read MoreRead More

Brendan O’Connell is Blocking The Bread Aisle

Artist Brendan O’Connell creates impressionistic paintings of Walmart interiors – “finding beauty and significance in what are throw away moments for everyone else” The Atlantic: How did you come to make this documentary? Julien Lasseur and Jamie Thalman: Julien had been in touch with O’Connell about doing a film project around his Walmart series. The Read MoreRead More

A Unique and Kinetic Profile of Illustrator and Designer James White

Designer James White spent a decade working for other agencies before he founded Signalnoise, a one-man design studio in Nova Scotia. He was determined to explore his own aesthetic: “Fascination, wonder, and imagination made visual.” The move was creatively productive and financially lucrative. But when he decided to dedicate a year to his passion project—taking Read MoreRead More

Why We Create Music

“Why We Create Music” tells the story of the absolute importance of music with the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, sit down with the director, Michael Marantz, to discuss their labor of love, songwriting and composing. Each featured artist was asked to contribute a Read MoreRead More

14 Tips For Your Shooting Your Next Chaotic Event

Dave Wallace offers 14 tips when shooting a documentary for chaotic events. In my filmmaking career, I’ve had the opportunity to film some pretty unique events. While shooting I often come across other event shooters and realize that we’re a unique breed. Essentially, we’re people willing to sacrifice food, rest and comfort to tell an Read MoreRead More

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