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Important Tips for Conducting Virtual Interviews

Important Tips for Conducting Virtual Interviews

Written By Amy DeLouise Virtual events and interviews are here to stay. If you’re tapped as a remote producer/interviewer or moderator there are some obstacles to overcome. Here are some of my top tips. # 1. Prepare Your Subject. One of the keys to any successful interview—live or remote—is a …

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First-Time Documentary Filmmaking Tips

First-Time Documentary Filmmaking Tips

Garnered from My First Feature Documentary Experience Written By Tamar Kummel   I recently completed my first feature documentary, “Fighting for Allergy-Free Food.” I worked hard to find answers to your and my questions about why food sensitivity has become so prevalent, why food allergies are off-the-charts, why our food …

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Jodi Cilley Talks Video Production and TV Documentary Series Do's and Don'ts for New Generation Filmmakers

Jodi Cilley Talks Video Production and TV Documentary Series Do’s and Don’ts for New Generation Filmmakers

StudentFilmmakers connected with Jodi Cilley through the Filmmakers Network Community online. Jodi shares her ideas and insights on video production and TV documentary series do’s and don’ts for new generation filmmakers in this exclusive interview. Jodi Cilley is a long time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She has been teaching video …

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Tips for Shooting in the Rainforest

Tips for Shooting in the Rainforest

Above photo taken by Akash Banakar. Quick Checklist from Documentary Filmmaker, Heidi Braudenburg Remember the following: Anti-snakebite venom depending on location (or country of residence) from a chemist, clinic or specialist supplier. Water Purifier, or take sufficient water. Light waterproof trousers and long white sleeved shirt, or T-shirt (special jungle …

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Online Distribution: Five Lessons Learned

Online Distribution: Five Lessons Learned

Above photo taken by Brooke Cagle, www.tributarystudio.co. Follow IG @tributarystudio.co   Written by Jonathan Moore After working on our feature documentary for much longer than planned, my wife Karen and I were prepared to send it out into the world for all to see. We were excited. “Coaches’ Wives” is …

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From Minecraft Commentary YouTube Channel to Documentary Filmmaking

From Minecraft Commentary YouTube Channel to Documentary Filmmaking

Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight Carmen Vincent From Minecraft Commentary YouTube Channel to Documentary Filmmaking From Minecraft Commentary YouTube Channel to now Documentary Filmmaker whose films became official selections at film festivals around the world, including the Switzerland International Film Festival, Georgia Documentary Film Festival, Chicago Film Scene TV, Wales …

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"Visual Style in Documentary Filming" By John Klein

“Visual Style in Documentary Filming” By John Klein

Pictured above: On Strong Bodies Fight, the look of the natural environment played into our Malick-esque cinematography plan. Photo by Mark Weber.   Documentaries are such a wild card in filmmaking from a visual perspective. You have to expect the unexpected every time you venture out, which means both coming …

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TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of your most favorite scenes or sequences to edit, and why? Heidi Scharfe, ACE: The obvious choices would come from some of the music performance scenes like “New Edition” and “American Soul”… I mean, so many standout performances and ‘VFX saves’ that stick in my head. …

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Documentary Filmmaking Insights and Tips from Courtney Hermann

Documentary Filmmaking Insights and Tips from Courtney Hermann

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of the most important things you learned filming on location? Courtney Hermann: For me, filming on location is intense, demanding, and uncomfortable–for many reasons.  Documentary filmmaking is an extractive process where we enter into the lives of others to take their stories, even as we …

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