Television news footage is notoriously expensive to license for indie documentary filmmakers. And it can be hard to license too. In this article, we’ll go over the basic process to license TV news footage for a documentary film and we’ll also break down the costs involved. Let’s jump in! HowRead More →

documentary film distribution how to

So, you’ve made a short documentary. Congratulations. Now, how can you get people to watch your film? The most obvious idea is probably to throw it up on YouTube or Vimeo, post the link on Facebook and hope it goes viral. But we’ve got some more sophisticated ideas. Check outRead More →

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 →

microphone for voiceover

Often the difference between film and video work that seems amateurish and work that seems polished and professional comes down to sound. The viewer won’t recognize well-recorded sound but they definitely will recognize poorly recorded audio. And nowhere is that more true than in omnipresent documentary narration. Note that allRead More →