Dangerous Documentaries: Reducing Risk when Telling Truth to Power


Many of the most important issues facing our society are also those that powerful people or institutions don’t want made public. Documentary filmmakers who tell truth to power often face aggressive attacks from powerful individuals, organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, and industry … [Read more...]

The seven presentation design habits of great presenters


After years of sitting through way too many banal, sleep inducing PowerPoint presentations, I finally could not take it any more and dashed off this missive which I originally wrote for my students. I believe there are seven crucial presentation design habits that will help you develop more engaging … [Read more...]

10 reasons why making documentaries is better than making fiction films


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


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...]