"This Documentary Crash Course is the Bomb-Diggidy! I like to think of it as the Documentary Film Course For Dummies. You can literally sign up on day-1, and get everything you need in one learning center to go out into the field and produce your own documentary. Whether your doc will be good or not is completely up to YOU LOL."
~Tommy Red Phipps. Film/Video/Documentary Producer - Los Angeles, CA.
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New Release: Documentary Legal Forms and Contracts for Post-Production by Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark.
Packet Includes: Voice Talent Agreement; Music Master Use License; Music Synchronization License; Music Composer Agreement - (work for hire); Music Composer Agreement - (License style); 3rd Party Content License for Clips, Artwork, Products, Brands, etc.
"I absolutely love the budgeting package!!!! Sometimes we do not realize we need something until it drops in our lap. Such a time-saver!" -Anita Sugimura/Documentary Filmmaker
Are you struggling through mounds of footage and interviews trying to find your story? Today, a new podcast is out interviewing Oscar-Nominated documentary filmmaker (and Desktop Documentaries instructor) Daniel Raim about his filmmaking workflow and process for structuring his documentaries.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the FIRST-EVER Desktop Documentaries live webinar! More than 800 people registered, hundreds attended and many more are watching the replay as we speak! Our guest instructor, Jilann Spitzmiller, shared a phenomenal presentation with some of her best tips and strategies for creating a professional documentary budget. Jilann has won more than $1-million in grant money, so her insights made a big impact.
==>"Can’t believe it was a free webinar." - Lava S.
==>"Thanks for putting on a great webinar! The details and information was so incredibly helpful and such a time-saver." -Anita H.
==>"Outstanding webinar. Thank you so much for having us today!" - Judy G.
If you missed this one, no worries. We promise to do more in the future. Or you can access the replay inside Jilann's Budgeting Masterclass or Budget Template Pack.
If you're itching to learn about budgeting, start here with Jilann's FREE Documentary Budget Cash Flow Worksheet & Tutorial.
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"While I have acquired basic filmmaking knowledge through my IB film course, this course has provided an excellent and comprehensive guide to walk me through on the subject step be step in a professional but concise manner. I am now able to move forward the project with my team and I believe we are ready. Thanks to the course organizer for the enlightenments. " ~Daniel Chan
Camera mentioned in this video: Canon C100 Mark II
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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2018 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select
The 2017 Going Rates Handbook (GRH) is a fully updated, comprehensive budgeting resource guide that covers all the expenses involved in a documentary production: everything from documentary crew rates to insurance to closed captioning to attorney fees. Offered exclusively on Desktop Documentaries...
I attended an event at a nightclub. And today 7 months later I am watching tv & I come across the screen. I was unaware...
This week the tables are turned and Desktop Documentaries Founder and Publisher Faith Fuller interviews The Documentary Life Podcast Host Chris Parkhurst.
In this episode, we delve into Parkhurst’s film/tv background, how travel affected his decision to get into film production, the importance of doing the dirty work and selling yourself as an independent filmmaker, why and how he decided to do a podcast, as well as a glimpse into some of the future plans for TDL and the podcast.
Documentary filmmakers are pioneers going places that the average person would not go and doing things the average person would not do, sometimes even putting themselves in danger for us, the viewers.
Congrats to Jonny von Wallström for getting his documentary PEARL OF AFRICA picked up by Netflix.
Oscar Nominated Daniel Raim is launching the theatrical run for his documentary HAROLD AND LILLIAN (Zeitgeist Films) tonight, April 28th, at the newly revamped QUAD Cinema in New York City! Daniel will be in attendance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a Q&A following the 7:15 showings. This weekend's theatrical premiere launches a series of openings scheduled across the US including Cambridge/Boston area, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. Daniel is the instructor for our popular Documentary Scriptwriting Masterclass. Congrats to Daniel!
Filmmaker Question"I'm trying to figure out how to get my documentary movie on Netflix. Is there some kind of process to submit my film?" Film Distribution executive Jason Brubaker explains...
If you're enrolled in Daniel Raim's Documentary Scriptwriting Masterclass, there's a private Google Hangout scheduled for THIS Sunday, April 2nd at 2pm EST. This is your chance to ask Daniel questions relating to the course and about your script.
If you've been thinking about signing up, now's a good time!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Fully updated. Get access to a list of the largest grants awarded for films (primarily documentaries). This list is a great indicator of the types of projects that are being funded and the most active funders in the field. Comes as one of four FREE bonuses with the Documentary Fundraising 101 Course. Graciously provided by The Foundation Center.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The brand new 2017 "Top 100 Film Funders List" has just been uploaded to the Documentary Fundraising 101 Course. This is a GOLD mine of information if you're raising money for your documentary. The Top 100 Film Funders Pack is one of four FREE Bonuses with the course. Graciously provided by The Foundation Center.