Hot Reads

Have you been too busy to keep up with what's been going on in the world of documentary?  Here are a few tidbits from online articles and blogs we think you should check out.

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Art and Ethics of Documentary

Whose Film Is It, Anyway? The Trusted Exchange between Filmmaker and Subject (Documentary Magazine)
Nick Fraser: 'Documentaries transform reality, and are transformed by it.'(The Guardian)
Documentary filmmakers need to be accountable to their sources and viewers (Washington Post)
How to Teach the Ethics of Using Eyewitness Video (MediaShift)


Budgeting
First-Time Filmmakers: Beware of Financial Pitfalls (FlowState Films)


Career Sustainability
Documentary Pays? The Price of Filmmaking (Real Screen)
Documentary Pays? The Price of Filmmaking—Part 2 (Real Screen)


Distribution
How to Build Your Documentary's Distribution Strategy (Filmmaker Magazine)
Reality Checks: How the End of Al Jazeera America Will Affect Its Documentaries (indieWIRE)
Short Docs Enjoy Longevity Online (Documentary Magazine)
How Field Of Vision's Quick Production Turnaround Is Changing The Way Documentaries Are Made And Seen (IndieWire)
CreateSpace becomes Amazon Video Direct: What Does it Mean for Filmmakers? (focuspulling.com)


Diversity

Navigating the River: The Hidden Colonialism in Documentary (IDA)


Documentary Appreciation
50 Documentaries You Need to See (The Guardian)

Festivals


Legalities


Outreach and Marketing
11 Essential Twitter Follows for Documentary Filmmakers (No Film School) [P.S. @docsinprogress should be #12)

 

Pitching
How To Successfully Pitch Your Documentary, According To Filmmakers Who Have Done It (indieWIRE)

Production
17 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Mic (Premium Beat)
Essential Lighting Tips All Filmmakers Should Know About (No Film School)


Storytelling
Marjan and Kristina: the Thrill of the Hunt (FRANK)
Documentary is the Fiction of Reality: Behind the Scenes of the Doc Edit and Story Lab (Sundance Institute)

Technique