The 2013 Summer Documentary Film School at MassArt

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If you are looking for an intensive and focused introduction to the process of making documentary films this summer, I encourage you to investigate the Summer Documentary Film School at MassArt. I believe this is one of the best intensive education options available for emerging documentary makers.

Join me for Making Media Now 2013 in Boston, May 3, 2013

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Join on Friday, May 3rd at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Making Media Now 2013, the annual must-attend conference for documentary media makers presented by Filmmakers Collaborative. I’m very excited about this year’s theme, Living the Connection Economy (exploring how creative and business connections offer media makers new models for storytelling, production, distribution and engagement) and I’m sure you will be too!

Sound for documentary, Part 1: Eight fundamental concepts

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The first in a series of posts presenting practical techniques and a guide to the tools for recording and editing sound for video documentary that will help you improve your work whether you are a beginning or intermediate video documentary maker.

Principles of Interaction Design for Interactive Documentary Makers

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I’ve been looking for an interaction design book I could recommend to documentary filmmakers interested into expanding their practice beyond linear video and towards mobile devices and the web and Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice by Janet Murray is it.

Making Media Now 2012: Thriving in a Changing Landscape

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The annual Making Media Now conference takes place on Friday, June 8th this year. The event will mark Filmmaker’s Collaborative’s 25th anniversary and takes place at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

Researching Macro Trends

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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. This posts brings together the highlights of their responses to my query, “what do you think is the most significant macro trend in media and entertainment today?”

Ten glimpses into the crystal ball: the future of documentary

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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 articles provide a view into a crystal ball in which we […]