What Morgan Spurlock Can Teach Us about Brand Sponsored Entertainment

crafted

Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary “Crafted” explores the worlds of Georgia knifemakers Bloodroot, San Francisco restaurant Bar Tartine, and Nagatini Pottery in Japan. By integrating age-old techniques with modern technology, these modern artisans are giving greater meaning to their wares. Unlike many documentaries, the subject matter for “Crafted” originated with everyone’s … [Read more...]

How Filmmaker Marah Strauch Made Sunshine Superman

Marah Strauch

Sunshine Superman is the most exhilarating documentary that you will see this summer. Released domestically by Magnolia Pictures, the movie focuses on Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement. The film is a cinematic blend of interviews, dramatic recreations and archival action sports footage shot by Boenish himself. The result is breathtaking. Sunshine Superman … [Read more...]

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...]

Tiffany Shlain Talks Cloud Filmmaking

Tiffany Shlain - Filmmaker

Tiffany Shlain was honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," She is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her 2011 feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which was selected by … [Read more...]