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A show that follows the creation of the feature-length documentary, Voice of Vanilla, and explains how to become a documentary filmmaker.

A show that follows the creation of the feature-length documentary, Voice of Vanilla, and explains how to become a documentary filmmaker.
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United States

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A show that follows the creation of the feature-length documentary, Voice of Vanilla, and explains how to become a documentary filmmaker.

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English


Episodes

Super quick update MDJ ep007

9/6/2019
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Itty bitty episode before I leave for Madagascar! Check out the MDJ website! www.mydocjourney.com Listen to my interview with Ian from How They Did It: Filmmaking In case you missed it, I did a livestream on facebook discussing the gear I'll be bringing. And be sure to follow Voice of Vanilla on facebook, instagram, youtube, and twitter for videos during the trip.

Duration:00:02:52

Telling a great story

8/26/2019
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If you're in Denver, check out the great new dating app Swoovy https://www.swoovy.com/denver Here are interviews I have coming up: How They Did It: Filmmaking podcast http://howtheydidit.buzzsprout.com/ Cook True facebook live Steps to develop a great story: - Determine what your goals are as a filmmaker. What impact do you want to have? - Determine what the goals of the specific film will be. - Find a story people can relate to. - Find a compelling character. - Identify the...

Duration:00:09:51

Dealing with fear

8/17/2019
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Check out the event page for Voice of Vanilla's first event! https://www.facebook.com/events/385835305466061/ Learn about Shayao Mcfarland's organization that helps nonprofits put on cool fundraising events, Project Careaoki Here are her points of advice: 1) Talk to EVERYONE about your project. Don't worry about what their reaction will be- expect people to be supportive!!! 2) Always have a donation package to handout at businesses. includes: donation letter, donation form, event...

Duration:00:14:11

Organization & Development

8/7/2019
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This week I was feeling burnt out from writing, so I decided to work on fun, creative stuff instead. I share some insights into how I organize my tasks so that I can be flexible and work on the right tasks at the right time. The big thing is that I use a bullet journal, and I do a weekly brain dump of all my tasks spread out so I can scan through them easily. I make sure to divide big tasks into small tasks that are easily manageable/not overwhelming and ideally take less than 30 minutes to...

Duration:00:15:16

So you want to be a reality TV host

7/31/2019
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On this episode I discuss becoming a reality TV host worrying about someone stealing your idea. Also, I started a facebook page for the podcast www.facebook.com/mydocjourney This week's big accomplishment was that I created a pitch deck to send out to businesses for sponsorships. You can download it at https://www.voiceofvanilla.com/media Next I discuss a really fantastic podcast, Producing Unscripted with Joke and Biagio. If you're interested in reality TV, this is the podcast to listen...

Duration:00:13:06

Beginner steps - MDJ ep002

7/19/2019
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In this episode I give you 3 steps to start your own doc journey: 1) Create your vision and write it down 2) Find your community and network 3) Learn the basics Here are the links mentioned - Interview with Ava DuVernay and Justin Simien (you will have to sign up for Sundance Collab. It's free, just do it) https://collab.sundance.org/catalog/EVENTS/Online-Events/Art-as-Activism-with-Ava-DuVernay - Lynda.com (go to your library's website and look for it, or go to the library and ask if...

Duration:00:15:39

My Doc Journey ep001

7/17/2019
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Welcome to My Doc Journey! In this podcast I will take along every step of my process toward creating a feature-length documentary film. Yes, you will hear all my struggles, successes, and most importantly, my failures. Along the way I will tell you how I got to the point where I am even able to create a feature documentary. It has taken me 12 years to go from Biologist to Filmmaker. It doesn't need to take you that long. Whatever profession you're in, there is no need to go to film school....

Duration:00:15:03