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A look at documentary filmmaking practices and how they're evolving
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Welcome to the Golden Age of Cinema | Cultural Weekly

Welcome to the Golden Age of Cinema | Cultural Weekly | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
There's a new Golden Age of filmmaking dawning, the author predicts, driven by new technologies, new business models, and new creative talent. Watch Sundance as as harbinger of change.
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Emma Coats on Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Your Voice

Emma Coats on Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Your Voice | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

This week opens with another post sharing ‘wisdom from Twitter‘, it was not my initial plan, but life is all about being reactive, isn’t it. 

 

You are probably already familiar with Emma Coats who shared a few months ago on the same account, @lawnrocket, Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules.

 

Yesterday , Coats talked about the importance of finding your voice, whether you are in or out the industry, and the difficulties and benefits that come along with it.

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Some great wisdom and insight from working in the industry.

 

Love the quote, "From outside the industry, you can only think about getting in. From inside, you only think about getting out enough to do your own thing."

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Five Things Film Festival Programmers Told Us about How They Use Crowdfunding Sites

Five Things Film Festival Programmers Told Us about How They Use Crowdfunding Sites | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
When Indiewire went to its film festival programmers to ask what they wanted filmmakers to know about how programmers use crowdfunding sites, they all wanted to make one thing clear: programmers make sure that every film that passes over their desks gets seen by someone, and they program films based on quality.
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Is social media the answer for Canada's indie filmmakers?

Is social media the answer for Canada's indie filmmakers? | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
A digital entrepreneur is offering $1-million and a berth on Cineplex screens to anyone with a two-minute trailer and the smarts, energy and talent to garner lots of buzz. Robert Everett-Green reports on J. Joly.
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Also worth reading, with CineCoup founder J. Joly:

 


http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadian-entertainment-industry-losing-young-adults-2012-12-07 ;

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Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking | XHIBITOR

Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking | XHIBITOR | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

With the amount of time we spend online it’s no surprise that traditional narratives are morphing into a more web-friendly format. Documentary filmmakers have made excellent use of the possibilities the web provides to engage audiences in a different and, often less passive, way.

 

Documentaries now often encourage viewers to find out more about a topic using interactive features, while interactive fiction projects focus on deconstructing narrative and storytelling, forging new models that allow for viewers to become part of the story. Bear in mind, this is no easy task—there is no standard formula, each story needs a unique narrative design and has to be able to adapt to the unpredictability of human behavior.

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IFP Distribution Lab Recap: The Final Frontier

IFP Distribution Lab Recap: The Final Frontier | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
The Independent Filmmaker Project fosters the development, production and promotion of hundreds of feature and documentary films a year.
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If you are about to get to distribution on a film or just considering your options and strategy, it's worth checking out this article.  

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One Day on Earth: Participate in this Historic, Global Film Trilogy

One Day on Earth: Participate in this Historic, Global Film Trilogy | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
If you one had one day to document any thing on Earth for future generations to learn from, what would it be? If you knew people in every country in the world were answering that question on the same day, how would it effect your choice?

Join One Day on Earth on Wednesday 12/12/12, for an amazing media event occurring in every country in the world to create a geo-tagged archive and feature film. On this day, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voices. Together, we will create a shared archive and a film.
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The True\False Film Festival or How I Came to Love the Doc

The True\False Film Festival or How I Came to Love the Doc | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
Held yearly around the first weekend of March, the True\False Film Festival focuses almost entirely on documentary films, typically with one or two “false” films to help it live up to its namesake. The location for the festival is Columbia, Missouri – smack dab in the middle of the state and the perfect venue. The founders, Paul Sturtz and David Wilson (also the founders of the Ragtag Cinema), still head up the event and strive to keep things feeling accessible to all lovers of film no matter how expansive the festival becomes, and growth is not in short supply.
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Changing the Face of Film Funding: Seed&Spark - Forbes

Changing the Face of Film Funding: Seed&Spark - Forbes | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

Taking pen to paper and writing a great screenplay is hard enough, but securing funding to convert the dream to reality and getting the film in front of an audience represents another mountain of challenges to overcome. Seed&Spark, a film-focused crowdfunding startup based in San Francisco and Brooklyn, New York, was built to help independent filmmakers get their projects through the wilderness and into the Promised Land.

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