How to Choose Audio Equipment

How to Choose Audio Equipment

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Lots of filmmakers focus on video equipment at the expense of audio equipment, but I'm telling you it's a big mistake. Here's how to choose audio equipment.
How to Choose Video Equipment

How to Choose Video Equipment

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A documentarian is a storyteller, so decisions on how to choose video equipment should be made with the question in mind: how does this serve the story?
Documentary Story, Structure, and Style

The Fundamentals of Documentary Story, Structure, and Style

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Storytelling is a technical skill and with an understanding of documentary story, structure, and style, we can upgrade our work in a pretty significant way.
what is a documentary

What Is a Documentary?

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Documentary remains one of the most discussed, if not hotly debated, genres of film and television. No one can agree: what is a documentary?
Q&A Would You Recommend Using a Script Consultant?

Q&A: Would You Recommend Using a Script Consultant?

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The answer to this question depends on the goals of your project and your goals as a writer, so I'd prefer to explore the costs and benefits.
Q&A: Any Advice for a Screenwriter Trying to Break into the Industry?

Q&A: Any Advice for a Screenwriter Trying to Break into the Industry?

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Though I am not a screenwriter, I do know what it's like to be on the outside of "the industry" looking in.
Stop Calling Your Work ART to Make It Seem More Important

Stop Calling Your Work ART to Make It Seem More Important

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I’ve been in conversations with “creative types” lately that I disagree with philosophically — the categorization of creative work as “art” or “not art.”
Useful Crowdfunding Websites

Q&A: What Are Useful Crowdfunding Websites?

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It’s worth looking into all of the costs/benefits of each of these two platforms before making a decision.
Tips on Being a Team Player While Not Compromising Too Much

Q&A: Tips on Being a Team Player While Not Compromising Too Much

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As creative workers, we have our own points of view… but so do our coworkers. Before making a decision to compromise, I ask myself two questions.