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Woodstock Film Festival

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

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Surround Sound for your Documentary

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

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Is Cinema Verite a Lost Art?

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

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Two-Camera Shoots

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

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Getting Your Documentary Noticed…

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

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Editing – Connecting Scenes

“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

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Start Small – Make a Three Minute “A Day in the Life” Film

The best way to make your first doc is to keep it short.  Everything you need to do and understand about doc filmmaking applies the same whether it’s a three minute documentary or a three hour feature documentary. You must … Continue reading

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What is DIY Documentary?

I decided to create this blog to show people that making a documentary film is not as difficult as they may think.  Now that we have iPhones, GoPros and DSLRs with HD video, along with the high quality inexpensive video … Continue reading

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