78-minute-long documentary ‘Who Needs Sleep?’ is a gem from a recent-past that deserves a watch if you plan on making a career working on set, in pretty much any position. Shot between 1997 and 2006 on an SD camera in 4:3, and with funky transitions, Who Needs Sleep? might feel like a cute VHS tape, […]
Talking about a ‘minority’ only interests a minority. That said, if your curiosity and open mind lead you to this page, and if you are interested in the History of Cinema, the documentary below should make you happy. Here is a chance to have a look at a rarely evoked subject: the depiction of women in […]
Documentary Obsessed With Vertigo Retraces the Journey to Restore and Save One of Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
Obsessed With Vertigo will make all film lovers and Hitchcock’s fans very happy. This 1997 documentary retraces the improbable story of Vertigo, one of the most known, celebrated and taught at school film from Hitchcock (for its use of colors), and yet a movie that not only didn’t do great at the box office, back […]
Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I’ve just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just want every film […]
Lucy Walker and Steve James are two established documentarians, with many films on their resume, and a talent to capture moments of life that inevitably will make you wonder while watching: ‘How did they do it?’. I discovered Steve James’ work through Lucy Walker, who is one of my favorite contemporary filmmaker/storyteller, with work as […]
Up until January 2011, you probably knew Tiffany Shlain as the Webby Awards’ founder. After that if, like me, you were at Sundance, you’d always remember Tiffany Shlain as the director behind the excellent documentary Connected, which also was her first feature film. Over the years doing Connected, Shlain has developed a specific storytelling style, mixing medias, using archives, […]
You are probably already familiar with director Eliot Rausch, either because of his short documentary ‘Last Minutes With Oden‘ that got million of views and won the first edition of Vimeo Film Festival’s Grand Prize, or because of his wise and raw advice on Wonderland about balancing creative and commercial work, or because of his […]
The two videos below are a presentation that TV Documentary Editor Steve Audette gave in 2009 to the PBS science program NOVA. Audette is a passionate and seasoned editor who worked on several political/historical TV documentaries so he definitely has his word to say when it comes to dealing with time constrains, showing rough cuts to […]
It’s hard to imagine that until 1960, the only way to film and record sound simultaneously was with big bulky cameras on tripods and massive sound systems. “The Camera That Changed the World” tells the story of the two teams of filmmakers -one in America and one in France- who tried to find a way […]
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