DIY Documentary Posts
- iPhone Documentary Filmmaking
- Shot with an iPhone, Indie Film Shows Life of Brothers – Movie Review
- Documentary Filmmaking Course for High School Students
- 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
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
When I bought my iMac about 4 years ago, Apple didn’t include a program to create DVD menus. They only had a very simple basic DVD menu that is part of the FCPX editing software. A friend of mine bought … Continue reading
This DIY documentary that I made in 2012 shows how much you can do by yourself with two cameras. I filmed a two-camera interview at the home of a singer songwriter in Nashville and I also used two cameras at … Continue reading
Look, it’s tough out there in the world of getting your movie noticed. Please don’t think that if you do make a pretty good DIY documentary that people will come running to see it and that distributors will be knocking … Continue reading
“Yes, but” is what my mentor, Bill Jersey, told me should be asked when making editing decisions. I had no idea what he was talking about. So the next time I saw him I asked him what exactly “Yes, but” … Continue reading
It would be fair for me to say that clearing the music for my latest documentary was one of the most daunting experiences I’ve had in filmmaking, since harassing my family and friends for donations on my Indiegogo page. However, the … Continue reading
Every filmmaker needs to ask one simple question when making a film…what will make a person want to watch it? The answer is the story arc. The story arc will make or break your documentary. Never forget as you shoot … Continue reading
I would be lying if I said that the experience of creating and pursuing an Indiegogo fund raising campaign was enjoyable. There were of course some great moments of joy when donations were coming in, but the day to day … Continue reading