how to distribute a film online

Making a batch of 1,000 DVDs or Blu-Rays isn’t always cost-effective for low budget documentaries unless you’re sure that you can sell them all. But distributing your film online can cost next to nothing– if you choose an option that doesn’t have a setup fee or an annual fee (whichRead More →

how to make a low budget documentary film

Photo credit Documentary filmmaking can be quite expensive: budgets can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars or more for a feature-length documentary. If you’re interested in making a low budget documentary film, especially if you’ve never made one before, you’ll need to spend wisely and count every penny. 10 LowRead More →

Mitt - Best Political Campaign Documentaries

Saying no to a camera is sometimes impossible for politicians. Even when they really should say no. Over the years, some documentary filmmakers have managed to get incredible access to candidates as they run for office that often makes us wonder “how did they ever agree to be videotaped thatRead More →

Sometimes, a good documentary film explores a mystery– be it a huge international conspiracy, or something a bit more humble, such as “is the girl I’m talking to in this chatroom really hot?” Below is a list of really great mystery documentaries that trace a story back to its origins,Read More →

documentary film book

Whether you’re a seasoned documentary filmmaker, a film student, or just starting out, there’s nothing wrong with honing your craft further by doing a little reading. Here are several books, some geared specifically towards documentary filmmaking, others broader, that are worth a look. Books About Documentary Filmmaking Producing With PassionRead More →