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How To Select The Perfect Video Camera For Your Documentary Filmmaking

There is a wide range of choices when you have to select the perfect video camera. From handheld compacts to tiny spy cams that can record and play back video images to film school-ready units, there are video cameras for every need, use and preference. 469 more words


Creativity Trumps Fear

In the midst of swirls of grief there are moments of happiness, joy and pure creative expression. I’ve been working to get a documentary concept out of my head and down onto paper for the last 18 months. 471 more words


We arrived in Budapest in one of the very few days that there was snow. In the last years, snow became a less frequent visitor during winter. 295 more words


Historical Memory in Levees

I found it interesting how much Historical Memory played into the New Orleans citizen’s suspicion of their levee being blown by the government. There was a certainty among a number of people who were interviewed that there was an explosion that caused the Levee to break during Hurricane Katrina. 246 more words

Film Through Video Game

When I saw the character of Rasheeda in Chi-raq (one of Lysistrata’s companions), I knew she was familiar. It was only after I looked Chi-raq’s cast up that I realized where I had seen the face. 308 more words

When The Levees Broke: Off-Beat

Early on in WTLB (I’m sticking with this acronym from now on), it became clear that the combination of talking-head interviews and found footage would represent the aesthetic crux of the documentary. 265 more words