Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: SEED: The Untold Story

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SEED: The Untold Story examines the disappearance of seed varieties, a crucial environmental and food security issue, focused around the work of several passionate seed collectors including Dr. Vandana Shiva in India who says “...as the corporate greed creates the seed famine, more people realize … [Read more...]

The Hatchback Production Kit

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I recently conducted a workshop titled “The Hatchback Production Kit” at the Camera Company Pro Video Show in Dedham, Massachusetts. During the workshop I promised to post an inventory of the items I discussed in the workshop. I described the kit I’ve assembled for shooting formal interviews. I … [Read more...]

FiLMiC Pro transforms iPhone into sweet and respectable video camera

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The iPhone is capable of producing surprising good video and as a result, quite a few documentary makers are using their iPhones as their go-to B camera and in some cases even as their primary camera. In order to get the best video possible from the iPhone you'll need to get (if you're not already … [Read more...]

Principles of Interaction Design for Interactive Documentary Makers

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Content production methodologies are converging with the strategies and tactics of interaction design. The latest mobile phones and tablets provide a wonderful platform for delivering intimate interactive documentary experiences. Where can media makers turn for a quick course on interaction design … [Read more...]

Pearls of wisdom

Art Without Compromise

Back in February I attended a conference "Who's Afraid of New Media" held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Wendy Richmond, who has recently published a book, Art Without Compromise* (Allworth Press, 2009), was one of the speakers. During a break we had a delightful conversation on observation vs. … [Read more...]