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The Documentary Life is a show that sets out to inspire and inform documentary filmmakers on how to best live and lead their own doc lives.

The Documentary Life is a show that sets out to inspire and inform documentary filmmakers on how to best live and lead their own doc lives.
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United States

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The Documentary Life is a show that sets out to inspire and inform documentary filmmakers on how to best live and lead their own doc lives.

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@mydoclife

Language:

English

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Episodes

52 – 5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship + Conversation with The Film Festival Doctor

12/15/2017
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5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship The fiscal sponsorship is one of the more critical aspects of a doc filmmaker’s success when seeking funds for their film. And in our opening segment... The post 52 – 5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship + Conversation with The Film Festival Doctor appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 00:57:55


51 – The Imposter Syndrome + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo

12/8/2017
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The Imposter Syndrome Do you consider yourself a documentary filmmaker or is that a term that you are hesitant to give yourself? Is there something that is holding you back from your first documentary film?... The post 51 – The Imposter Syndrome + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:01:21


50 – 5 Ways to Nurture Your Doc Life + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Rebecca Dreyfus

12/1/2017
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5 Ways to Nurture Your Doc Life There are many ways that we documentary filmmakers take care of ourselves, or perhaps maybe more aptly put, do not take care of ourselves. And with the long... The post 50 – 5 Ways to Nurture Your Doc Life + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Rebecca Dreyfus appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:12:08


49 – 5 Things to Be Thankful for In Your Doc Life + Conversation with Wildlife Filmmaker, Zoltan Torok

11/24/2017
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Zoltan Torok, Wildlife Filmmaker Zoltan Torok is one of the world’s premiere wildlife filmmakers. He spends days, sometimes weeks-on-end in some of the most remote regions of the earth, behind some of the most fantastical-looking... The post 49 – 5 Things to Be Thankful for In Your Doc Life + Conversation with Wildlife Filmmaker, Zoltan Torok appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:04:49


48 – How to Become a Professional Editor with Inside the Edit’s, Paddy Bird

11/17/2017
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How to Become a Professional Grade Editor If editing were something we could learn from a manual or Youtube videos, we could all become great storytellers in fairly short order. We could just sit down,... The post 48 – How to Become a Professional Editor with Inside the Edit’s, Paddy Bird appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:11:48


47 – 5 Best Ways to Market and Distribute Your Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Nathan Fitch

11/10/2017
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5 Best Ways to Market and Distribute Your Documentary After all of the time, energy, and money spent getting one’s documentary film to completion, how does an independent documentary filmmaker market and distribute their doc... The post 47 – 5 Best Ways to Market and Distribute Your Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Nathan Fitch appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 00:56:15


46 – 5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, C. Fitz

11/3/2017
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5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently To edit a documentary can be a tricky, sometimes frustrating business, even for the more seasoned veterans. But for the less experienced, the edit can just be a downright... The post 46 – 5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, C. Fitz appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:05:45


45 – Taking the Leap of Faith with Your Doc + Conversation with Filmmakers of The After Hours Club Series

10/27/2017
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The Leap of Faith Believing in yourself as a documentary filmmaker is critical to seeing one’s documentary project through. With so many pitfalls and obstacles along the way, not to mention a multitude of different... The post 45 – Taking the Leap of Faith with Your Doc + Conversation with Filmmakers of The After Hours Club Series appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:03:12


44 – How to Be a One Person Crew + Conversation with Filmmaker & Co-founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn

10/20/2017
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Shared Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Gordon Quinn Gordon Quinn has been making documentary films for over 50+ years with his landmark company, Kartemquin Films. You may not know his name, but you’ve most likely seen... The post 44 – How to Be a One Person Crew + Conversation with Filmmaker & Co-founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:14:14


43 – What Do You Want, #DocLifer? + Conversation with The Multimedia Ninja, Bradford Rogers

10/6/2017
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For today’s episode of TDL I’m going to do something a little different. Today, I’m going to be asking you, my fellow #doclifer, some questions. I’d like to discover a little bit more about who... The post 43 – What Do You Want, #DocLifer? + Conversation with The Multimedia Ninja, Bradford Rogers appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:00:41


42 – How Our Docs Can Make the World a Better Place + BlackBox founder, filmmaker, Pat McGowan

9/29/2017
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In this increasingly growing world of content creators, but ever shrinking world of actual distributors who allow you to retain at least some rights to your work, how can the independent documentary filmmaker best work... The post 42 – How Our Docs Can Make the World a Better Place + BlackBox founder, filmmaker, Pat McGowan appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 00:59:44


41 – How to Get Your First Documentary Grant + Documentary Filmmaker, Jennifer Brea

9/22/2017
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Getting your first documentary grant can be akin to getting into your first documentary film festival. That is, it is often the first one that is the most difficult one to get. Getting that first... The post 41 – How to Get Your First Documentary Grant + Documentary Filmmaker, Jennifer Brea appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:03:51


40 – How to Shoot Great B-roll + Documentary Filmmaking Couple, Jonathan Lacocque & Clara Lehmann

9/15/2017
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One of the often overlooked elements to a documentary filmmaker’s footage is their B-roll. And the biggest reason that I have to make this assumption is the copious amounts of really really bad looking B-roll... The post 40 – How to Shoot Great B-roll + Documentary Filmmaking Couple, Jonathan Lacocque & Clara Lehmann appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:06:09


39 – Attending Live Documentary Events + Documentary Entertainment Law Conversation with Entertainment Lawyer, Gordon Firemark

9/7/2017
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As a documentary filmmaker, often the idea of having to wrangle talent releases, location releases, crew deal memos, music rights, all seems like a world that is not really ours. That’s for the feature film... The post 39 – Attending Live Documentary Events + Documentary Entertainment Law Conversation with Entertainment Lawyer, Gordon Firemark appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:05:25


38 – 5 Reasons to Study Documentary Filmmaking + Conversation with Aussie Doc Filmmakers, Matthew Salleh & Rose Tucker

9/1/2017
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The idea that one must go to school for documentary filmmaking in order to become a good documentary filmmaker is a fairly hollow assumption. There are plenty great doc films made by people that never... The post 38 – 5 Reasons to Study Documentary Filmmaking + Conversation with Aussie Doc Filmmakers, Matthew Salleh & Rose Tucker appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:04:20


37 – The (Sometimes) Overlooked Importance of Film Score to Your Doc + Conversation with Film Music Composer, Peter Broderick

8/25/2017
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I would like to talk to you about Peter Broderick. No, not that Peter Broderick, the independent film distribution guru. But another Peter Broderick. Who makes music. Really really amazing music. The kind that when you... The post 37 – The (Sometimes) Overlooked Importance of Film Score to Your Doc + Conversation with Film Music Composer, Peter Broderick appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:02:13


36 – Workflow Tips for Your First Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Brian Kimmel

8/18/2017
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Over the past few months I’ve received a number of requests for a show dedicated to how one goes about making their first documentary film. And the truth is, I could probably spend the next... The post 36 – Workflow Tips for Your First Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Brian Kimmel appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:09:21


35 – Getting into the Film/TV Industry + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker & Performance Artist, Jeremy Xido

8/11/2017
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Professional actor, writer, director, and documentary filmmaker, Jeremy Xido, initially set out to do research for a documentary film about Chinese railway construction workers in Angola. What he ended up with was a film about... The post 35 – Getting into the Film/TV Industry + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker & Performance Artist, Jeremy Xido appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:10:20


34 – How to Make a Living Shooting EPK/BTS + Conversation with Digital Film Pioneer, Feature Film, and Documentary Director, Stefan Avalos

8/4/2017
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Shooting BTS (behind-the-scenes), or EPK (electronic press kit) as it’s known in the film industry, can be a great and a rather appropriate way for a documentary filmmaker to make some additional income. I mean,... The post 34 – How to Make a Living Shooting EPK/BTS + Conversation with Digital Film Pioneer, Feature Film, and Documentary Director, Stefan Avalos appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:16:13


33 – 5 Ways to Make Your Documentary Film Standout + Conversation with Academy Award-Nominated Director, Scriptwriter Daniel Raim

7/28/2017
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One of the more over-looked aspects of making your documentary film is the scriptwriting process. If your intention is to just shoot, shoot, shoot, and then go through your footage and knock something up, you... The post 33 – 5 Ways to Make Your Documentary Film Standout + Conversation with Academy Award-Nominated Director, Scriptwriter Daniel Raim appeared first on The Documentary Life.

Duration: 01:02:19

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