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April 2012

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Thoughts on Effective Documentary Distribution

By , On April 23, 2012, In Ideas, With 3 Comments

Most documentaries are independently made, and appeal to a fairly niche audience. One of their strengths is their ability to tell compelling stories about real people right now. But a gaping weakness has been people’s ability to find them. So what is best way to get your doc to its demographic?

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Pursue Your Passions

By , On April 18, 2012, In Case Study, Ideas, With 0 Comments

I was impacted recently after talking with two separate editors in one day, who have subtly similar stories. I will be brief with their stories. Editor 1 spent many years working on commercials and documentaries. Burned out on commercials, he recently started working solely on documentaries, because at the core he is a storyteller and.

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NAB 2012: Documentary Editing Session 2 Notes

By , On April 15, 2012, In Storytelling, Video Editing, With 0 Comments

My notes from NAB’s 2012 documentary editing class.

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NAB 2012: Documentary Editing Session 1 Notes

By , On April 15, 2012, In Storytelling, Video Editing, With 0 Comments

Here are my raw notes from the National Assoc. of Broadcasters training day about documentary editing. You can see session two notes here. NAB Show 2012 Focus On: Documentary Editing Session 1 – “Hemingway’s Jest” by Steve Audette Character-driven narratives are key. First doc made: Nanook of the North, A Story of Life & Love.

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