10 reasons why making documentaries is better than making fiction films

Peter-Broderick-Sheffield

Peter Broderick, who helps filmmakers “explore uncharted frontiers and avoid dangerous pitfalls and predators,” gave a wonderful talk this morning at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the many gems in his presentation was his list of ten reasons why making documentaries is better than making fiction … [Read more...]

Making Media Now 2012: Thriving in a Changing Landscape

MMN2012-SQ

The Making Media Now conference organized by Filmmakers Collaborative has become the annual must-attend event for New England media makers. This year the event will mark Filmmaker's Collaborative's 25th anniversary and takes place on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Massachusetts College of Art and Design … [Read more...]

Researching Macro Trends

people

While I was preparing my presentation, "Seven Macro Trends," I reached out to people I thought might have some ideas and/or examples I should weave into my presentation. I'm indebted to their wonderful and generous contributions. What follows are the highlights of their responses to my query, "what … [Read more...]

Seven Macro Trends (RioSeminars 2011 Presentation)

7mt-1

I promised during my keynote presentation on Monday, October 10, 2011 at RioSeminars 2011 that I would post my slides and some notes before Sunday at midnight, so here it is: 7 Macro Trends, RioSeminars 2011 (5 MB, PDF), and below are some notes that go with the slides. One reason I find it … [Read more...]

Ten glimpses into the crystal ball: the future of documentary

crystal-300px

I've been contemplating the evolution of the documentary this summer and I was delighted to see that The MediaGuardian's recent Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 coverage includes ten articles providing a refreshing perspective on how documentary makers are finding new ways to reach their audience. These … [Read more...]