In this filmmaking article, Faith Fuller shares 9 surprising reasons why documentary filmmakers are heroes.
We met on the hard courts of Venice Beach to ball. Paddle ball. Not familiar? The game is basically miniature tennis meets ping pong. It’s hot fire. All the kids are doing it. Or so I was informed by my opponent, filmmaker Andrew Fuller. A producer of the spirited documentary Orange Sunshine, Andrew is a […]
For filmmakers interested in making a feature documentary, advancements in production technology has created the golden age. Equipped with a camera, it’s never been easier to make films. But as a layman or someone who is just getting started in documentary filmmaking, where do you begin? Making your first feature documentary can seem like […]
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 favorite sophisticated sounding, faux European […]
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 […]
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, […]