9 Reasons Why Documentary Filmmakers Are Heroes

Documentary Filmmakers Rock

Have you watched any documentaries lately? Have any of them changed your life or at least changed your perception? Documentaries that come to mind for me include “An Inconvenient Truth”, “Food Inc” and “Why We Fight”. These films literally impacted my behavior, habits or shifted my world view. The explosion of fruits and vegetables in my kitchen in the hours and days after … [Read more...]

Making a Documentary

how to make a documentary

When it comes to making a documentary, many filmmakers have similar questions. And when it comes to getting answers to those questions, very few people are more qualified than Faith Fuller. She is a seasoned documentary producer and she stopped by filmmaking stuff to answer some frequent documentary questions. Making a Documentary Filmmaking Stuff Reader How do you contact … [Read more...]

What Screenwriters Can Learn From Documentary Filmmakers

Recently I taught a workshop to a group of documentary filmmakers, and I was reflecting on how much easier we screenwriters have it. The docu-makers may have a general story idea in mind, but often in the course of filming it turns out that reality doesn't cooperate. Sometimes one of the people they're filming dies or decides to stop cooperating. Sometimes they're following … [Read more...]