DIY Documentary Posts
- DIY – Low Cost Equipment Suggestions
- My new iPhone documentary – “BROTHERS” 2017
- Sign up today! – DIY documentary workshop.
- DIY Lighting
- Indie Street Film Festival 2017
- Take your Documentary on a Film Tour!
- Woodstock Film Festival
- Surround Sound for your Documentary
- Is Cinema Verite a Lost Art?
- The DVD is Still Alive
- Two-Camera Shoots
- Getting Your Documentary Noticed…
- Editing – Connecting Scenes
- Music Licensing for your Documentary
- The Story Arc is all that Matters.
- Bill Jersey Remembers Albert Maysles
- Albert Maysles 1926 – 2015
- This is DIY Filmmaking…
- Start Small – Make a Three Minute “A Day in the Life” Film
- What is DIY Documentary?
Author Archives: Jack Ballo
DIY documentary is about simple inexpensive filmmaking. Believe me, creating great stories and interesting films have little to do with the equipment. If your phone or video camera records HD video you are on your way to your first documentary. … Continue reading
My new documentary “Brothers” wasn’t a planned film. It all happened when I agreed to teach a DIY documentary workshop at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre this summer and wanted to experiment with iPhone filmmaking. I started filming two childhood … Continue reading
I am teaching a DIY documentary filmmaking workshop at the Count Basie Theater’s educational program this summer. The workshop will get aspiring filmmakers on their way to their first documentary. It’s for anybody who has a story to tell and an iPhone … Continue reading
I’m working on a music video by a great song writer and talented musician named Danny Petronie. This isn’t a documentary and of course I don’t believe in artificial lighting of documentaries anyway. But when I saw this picture below … Continue reading
INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL – RED BANK, NJ PAVING THE WAY FOR STORYTELLERS OF THE FUTURE This is a perfect film festival for DIY filmmakers. Their submission fee is low as they look for great independent story telling. They don’t judge … Continue reading
It has been said that making the documentary is the easy part and that distribution, promotion and outreach is where all the hard work is. That may be true…so if you are serious about your film and you are willing … Continue reading
I just got back from the Woodstock Film Festival in upstate New York. I went to all three days of the festival but only attended one movie. The reason is because I went there for the panel discussions and also … Continue reading
Many people would suggest that it’s not necessary to enhance sound with effects, foley or speaker separation in a documentary as in 5.1 surround sound. As if to think that you spend a year or two or three or more … Continue reading
Cinema Verite, A Lost Art – Jack Ballo This article is from NJ Stage magazine. To view it in its original format click here By Rosemary Conte … Continue reading