Golf Documentary in the Works
Director/producer Erik Anders Lang has announced the start of production of a new movie, "Be the Ball: A Golf Documentary," which looks at the history of the sport while conducting an experiment on the use of mind-control techniques on a select group of players.
Oculus Rift gets test run at Montreal International Documentary Festival
For the first time ever, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is screening two interactive documentaries created for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Patricia Bergeron is a programmer for the new technologies section at the RIDM. One of the interactive documentaries, Clouds, won the award for best transmedia project at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Sundance's Tabitha Jackson on Why This is the Golden Age of Documentaries
Yesterday at DOC NYC, Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program, gave a rousing keynote address which called on the documentary film community to value artistry rather than get bogged down in the logistics of funding. "The lingua franca of nonfiction filmmaking should be the language of cinema and not the language of grant applications," said Jackson, who was ...
Michael Moore, Albert Maysles and More Documentary Titans Speak at DOC NYC Visionaries Tribute
DOC NYC's Visionaries Tribute, held on Friday, was one of the most significant gatherings of documentary filmmakers in history. The event was host to the likes of Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Barbara Kopple, Dan Cogan, Rory Kennedy and Michael Moore, who all took part in this year's tribute to documentary film and the extremely talented filmmakers who have made doc history ...
Is CPH:DOX Ruining Documentary Film or Saving It?
American filmmakers Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown have a history of making nonfiction movies that don't fit neatly within conventional documentary modes. For that reason, it can be difficult to find venues in the U.S. that will exhibit their evocative landscape-based work. One of Brown's shorts, "Buffalo Common," played at Sundance in 2003; Gruffat's 2012 feature "I Have Always Been A Dreamer ...
Documentary Filmmaking Career
The documentary game has undergone a sweeping transformation in the last decade. So much so that traditional methods of financing, shooting and releasing them have fallen by the wayside as a new generation of filmmakers learn to navigate a digital marketplace.
Glen Campbell Documentary Strikes Chord on Alzheimer's
Glen was such a compelling character and very authentic…We tried to make the film uplifting and entertaining as well as poignant,” Keach said of the filmmaking process. Keach ended up with 1,200 hours of film and was faced with the task of whittling it ...