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6 Filmmaking Tips We Can Learn from Errol Morris

Landon Palmer dissects the non-fiction filmmaker’s words and interviews for six bits of advice for the documentary filmmaker. Think, Dammit “The role of a good documentary is not to convince you about what happened, but to force you to think about what happened. And if it does that, then it really has done its job.” Read MoreRead More

Masters Of Horror: A Documentary Hosted By Bruce Campbell

Masters of Horror is a 90-minute documentary featuring exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with horror masters and directors John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Dario Argento and Tobe Hooper among many others, as well as Hollywood’s makeup and special effects gurus Rick Baker and Tom Savini. The segments focus on the masters’ landmark films and are illustrated with clips of Read MoreRead More

Top 10 Tips To Raise Money For Your Documentary

Faith Fuller provides a top ten list of things to do to get some cash to make your documentary come true. Fundraising Trailer – Your number one priority when raising money for your film is to create a fantastic fundraising trailer.  This is how you pull people into your idea and build buzz for your project.  Read MoreRead More

How to Shoot a Documentary Style Interview

The Slanted Lens demonstrates how to shoot a simple 2 camera profile interview piece with a talent on location. You can use this piece for company profiles, Kickstarter campaigns, corporate videos, documentary work, individual company profiling, etc. They discuss the position of the cameras and lights, choosing the location, shooting B-roll and creating an outline Read MoreRead More

Will The Real Mr Sellers Please Stand Up (1969)

From Cinephelia & Beyond: A weird 1969 Peter Sellers documentary, made to promote The Magic Christian. The documentary was never repeated by the BBC, possibly due to the fact that Peter Sellers thought he came across as depressed. Spike Milligan narrates and dissects Peter’s persona in the process. A word of warning: The documentary includes strong Read MoreRead More

American Masters: Mel Brooks – Make a Noise

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners. Yet, the comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made, even issuing an informal gag order on his friends … until now. Watch Read MoreRead More

Saul Bass – Title Champ

Set to a bebop jazz beat, this documentary brings to life the extraordinary work of graphic designer Saul Bass, whose groundbreaking title sequences for Hitchcock’s films transformed the art of movie titles. Through interviews with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro, this film reveals why Bass is still considered the medium’s greatest Read MoreRead More

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