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Jun 18, 2018

12-Point Check List for Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers

12 Point Filmmaking Check List

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Jun 14, 2018

Television Producer Makes First Feature Documentary | 'Behind-The-Scenes' with Mark Maxey

Filming Crowds

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Jun 04, 2018

Production 101: Basics Of Making A Documentary

12 Point Filmmaking Check List

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May 31, 2018

Making A Sports Documentary with Alex Harron

Sports Documentary

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May 28, 2018

Get Hired! Latest Documentary and Video Production Jobs

Documentary and Video Jobs

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May 24, 2018

Calendar For Filmmakers: The Latest Funding and Festival Deadlines

Calendar For Filmmakers

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May 14, 2018

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

7 Steps To Make A Documentary

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May 10, 2018

New Review: "Fascinating Class"

"Thank you for the fascinating class you created. I took continuing education classes on the subject of documentary film making at NYU and SVA and none of them came close to the quality of material you covered in just the first 3 chapters I took so far." -Nitsan Tal, Documentary Filmmaker (Enrolled in Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting Class)

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May 08, 2018

Ideas For Using 360 Degree Video For Your Documentary

360 Degree Video

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May 07, 2018

New Review: "Made the 'overwhelm' seem doable!"

"This mini course highlights the basic pieces that would need to come together to make a successful documentary. Even though there are plenty of moving parts... having a template/checklist to get started encouraged me to do just that, and took some of the "overwhelm" away... Thanks for sharing!" - Karen Harrison

360 Degree Video

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May 01, 2018

Five Documentary Filmmakers Share Advice + Camera Choice (Phoenix Film Festival)

Five Documentary Filmmakers

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Apr 27, 2018

New Review: "Thanks and thumbs up!"

"The course is structured well conveying information and examples with comfortable tone and tempo." -Renee Topper/filmmaker (Enrolled in Documentary Budgeting Masterclass)

Budgeting Masterclass

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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.

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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

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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 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)

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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

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