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I was fortunate. The director of my first two feature documentaries insisted that we shoot the projects on film. The texture, emotional quality, and pure beauty of capturing life with camera negative was intoxicating. But the greater value to me were the lessons learned from the discipline that film exacts on the production process. These lessons still guide my approach to cinematography in this digital age.
Want to learn the filmmaking craft or strengthen your skills with help from industry vets whose credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hugo, Mad Max: Fury Road and more? Now you can with Filmmaker U. We sat down with the creators of the online educational hub to get a look at what filmmakers can expect to learn.
Minding The Gap is a fascinating coming of age documentary featuring the adventures of a group of young male friends as they skate around their hometown in Illinois. But the film is far more than a celebration of skateboarding as a sport and a subculture – it’s also an exploration of male friendship and masculinity crafted by the young men who actually lived it.
Sony wanted to share the inspiring trials and tribulations of Meg Prior, producer and director of Afghanistan: Outside the Wire, a new documentary she shot in the warzone of Afghanistan, with Sony’s HXR-NX3 camcorder. Prior details for readers her unique experiences as a female filmmaker in a war torn country, and her unfettered access to a side of the military few get to experience first-hand.
We need many more environmental success stories. Communities across the US are struggling with the realities of unhealthy rivers and depressed fish stocks, feeling the impacts of coastal degradation and climate change, and debating both dam construction and removal. The Memory of Fish tackles these themes through the story of the legendary Dick Goin.
At the recent Real Screen Summit I Washington DC, the panel, “Revenge of the Documentary” suggested that docs may be undergoing a rebirth on American TV in the next few years. Major brands like Discovery, National Geographic, Showtime, HBO etc proclaimed that they will be relying increasingly on documentaries to chart a course back to their core values and away from the homogeneity of similarly formatted unscripted, so-called reality TV shows.
Award-winning Filmmaker, Barbara Green, was on the lookout for a mixer to capture dynamic audio for her recent documentary, Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, and she found exactly what she was looking for once she chose Sound Devices' MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer.
Filmmaker Zachary Bako’s first feature documentary, 3AM on Frenchmen, is coming to Quincy Jones’ Qwest.TV in the U.S. in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month. The film follows hip-hop artist, Ray Wimley, a rising New Orleans street performer as he explores the heart of his musical practice amongst the city's nightlife and its bohemian community of local musicians. Jako relied on Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV for its mobility and power to beautifully capture natural light to bring Wimley’s story to life, which is deeply rooted in inspiration, togetherness and following one’s dreams.
Oscar-nominated, Sundance and Cannes winning director/filmmaker Jessica Sanders talked to ProductionHUB about the challenges of breaking into the production industry and gave a behind-the-scenes look at her film, End of the Line, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.