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Apr 23, 2018

Choosing Music For Your Documentary (Advice From A Composer)

Choosing Music For Your Documentary

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Apr 17, 2018

It's A Wrap! NAB 2018 Highlights (Picks For Documentary/Independent Filmmakers)

NAB 2018 Highlights

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Apr 10, 2018

This Week: Desktop Documentaries is at NAB 2018!

NAB 2018

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Apr 04, 2018

Drone Laws Resource Guide and Check-List For Filmmakers

Drone Laws For Filmmakers

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Mar 26, 2018

Video For Photographers: Three Quick Tips For Photographers Shooting Video

Video For Photographers

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Mar 25, 2018

7-Day Documentary Crash Course Review | "Love it! Love it!! Love it!!!"

Documentary 7 Day Crash Course"Just finished my 7-Day Documentary Crash Course. The pathway to Documentary Film making is less daunting, I am certainly a lot more confident and I am actually getting excited about making my documentary. Taking this course has demystified documentary film making hence I am encouraged to continue on my journey as a doc filmmaker." - Ms. Aramide Durand

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Mar 19, 2018

Gear Kit For A One Man Traveling Documentary Film Crew

One Man Film Crew

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Mar 12, 2018

How To Maximize Smartphone Video Footage For Your Documentary

Maximize Smartphone Video Footage

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Mar 05, 2018

WINNER! Best Documentary (Feature) 2018: "ICARUS"

WATCH ALL TRAILERS: 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Documentary

Mar 05, 2018

WINNER! Best Documentary (Short) 2018: "Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405"

WATCH ALL TRAILERS: 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Documentary

Feb 19, 2018

MICROPHONE BATTLE: Takstar SGC 598 vs. Rode VideoMic Pro+ ($25 vs $299)


Takstar SGC 598 vs Rode VideoMic Pro+

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Feb 14, 2018

First-Time Documentary Filmmaker Andreas Proehl Shares Lessons Learned

Andreas Proehl Documentary

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Feb 07, 2018

Introducing: Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker specializing in feature film, factual news and documentary. Desktop Documentaries is now a proud sponsoring partner.

Copyright Your Documentary Idea

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Jan 26, 2018

Announced! 2018 Oscar Nominations for Best Documentary

WATCH ALL TRAILERS: 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Documentary

Jan 22, 2018

How To Make A Full Time Living As A Documentary Filmmaker

Make Full Time Living As Documentary Filmmaker

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Jan 15, 2018

Top 10 Documentary Fundraising Tips

Documentary Fundraising Tips

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Jan 08, 2018

Updated! The 2018 Documentary Going Rates Handbook

The 2018 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...

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Jan 01, 2018

Gear List For Small-Budget Video and Documentary Productions

Copyright Your Documentary Idea

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Dec 27, 2017

Three Simple Rules For Making Documentaries

Three Simple Rules For Making Documentaries

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Dec 21, 2017

"Helping Me Explore" | Documentary Storytelling and Scriptwriting Class Review

"I'm excited where this film will take me as a filmmaker, and what will unfold as a story. This course is really helping me explore important elements in my film and stepping back and being practical in my approach, so that it's not merely this abstract artistic attempt." - Daniel Reyes/Documentary Filmmaker

Copyright Your Documentary Idea

Learn more: Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting Class

Dec 18, 2017

DIY Home Made Videos: 10 Fun & Creative Video Gift Ideas

DIY Gift Ideas

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Dec 14, 2017

Behind-The-Scenes: Former NFL Chaplain Makes Documentary About Gangsters

Former NFL Chaplain Makes Documentary About Gangsters

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Dec 11, 2017

The Basics Of Making A Documentary: 7 Key Steps To Making Your Film

7 Steps To Make A Documentary

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Dec 03, 2017

Choosing A Computer For Video Editing

Video Editing Computer

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Nov 29, 2017

How To Make A Life Documentary Of Your Parents (10 Do's and Don'ts)

Make A Life Documentary Of Your Parents

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Nov 28, 2017

Tell Us Your Documentary Story!

Have you been working hard on your latest documentary? Would you like to see your story profiled here on Desktop Documentaries? Just share a few details and we'll take care of the rest!

Learn How To Submit Your Documentary Story

Nov 23, 2017

2017-2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Filmmakers - Gifts Under $100

Holiday Gift Guide

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Nov 21, 2017

Behind-The-Scenes: Ex-Cop's Son Makes Documentary About Controversial 1970's Police Task Force

Ex-Cop's Son Makes Documentary

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Nov 13, 2017

Crowdfunding For Filmmakers | 5 Questions To Consider Before Launching Your Campaign

Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

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Nov 07, 2017

Your Documentary Interviews: Are They Legal?

Documentary Interviews Legal

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Nov 05, 2017

When Documentary Filmmaking Gets Dangerous by Peter Nicks

Oct 31, 2017

Top 10 Filmmaking Lessons Making Documentary Short MR GELE

Top 10 Filmmaking Lessons

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Oct 24, 2017

Making A Living As Documentary Filmmakers - Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady

How To Earn A Full Time Living As A Documentary Filmmaker

Oct 08, 2017

New Course! Legal and Business Essentials For Documentary Filmmakers

Coming Soon: Legal and Business Essentials

Pre-Register Now For: "Legal and Business Essentials For Documentary Filmmakers" By Attorney Gordon P. Firemark

Oct 03, 2017

Why Your Documentary Isn't Any Good (Common Mistakes To Avoid)

Why Your Documentary Isn't Any Good

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Sep 27, 2017

Fake News and Fact-Checking In The Age Of Mass Information

Fake News and Fact Checking

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Sep 24, 2017

NEW! Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking Masterclass (Pre-Enrollment Now Open)

Learn More: Martin Scorsese's Filmmaking Masterclass

Sep 18, 2017

Documentary and Video Production Jobs

Documentary and Video Jobs

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Sep 13, 2017

Desktop Documentaries' Filmmaking Instructor Announces Broadcast Premiere of Documentary on TCM Tonight @ 8pm EST

Harold and Lillian

Go behind the scenes of how the HAROLD AND LILLIAN documentary was made

Sep 06, 2017

Production 101: Basics Of Making A Documentary

12 Point Filmmaking Check List

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Aug 31, 2017

7-Day Documentary Crash Course Review | "The Bomb-Diggidy"

Documentary 7 Day Crash Course"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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Aug 30, 2017

12-Point Check List for Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers

12 Point Filmmaking Check List

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Aug 27, 2017

Best Selling Professional Video Cameras

Look what we found: Best Selling Professional Video Cameras on Amazon

Aug 18, 2017

How To Survive The Making Of A Documentary

How To Survive Documentaries

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Aug 10, 2017

NEW! Documentary Legal Forms for Post-Production

Legal Forms Post Production

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.

Learn More: Documentary Legal Forms and Contracts for Post-Production

Aug 08, 2017

"Such A Time Saver!" | Documentary Budgeting System Review

"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

Learn More: Ultimate Documentary Budgeting System

Jul 28, 2017

How To Tell A Chronological Story Without Boring Your Audience

Daniel RaimAre 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.

TDL Podcast: 5 Ways to Make Your Documentary Film Standout + Conversation with Academy Award-Nominated Director, Scriptwriter Daniel Raim

Jul 11, 2017

FREE Documentary Budget Cash Flow Worksheet and Tutorial

Budgeting Masterclass

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Jul 03, 2017

7-Day Documentary Crash Course Review | "Excellent and Comprehensive"

Documentary 7 Day Crash Course"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

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