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Marathon Training: The Documentary Awards Season Grind

All That Breathes (courtesy of HBO)

By the time you read this, awards season, that annual ritual of accolades and extroversion, will be full throttle. Mounting and sustaining a campaign is often prohibitive, both as a budgetary line item and as an all-consuming occupation. Contenders live…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

Among the Ashes: Iterating the Generative Documentary Where There’s Smoke

Photo by Phil Bradshaw

I grew up in a firefighting culture full of pancake breakfasts, fire parades and beef and beers. For 20 years my dad was a volunteer firefighter and amateur fire scene photographer. He shot thousands of 35mm slides of blazes, often…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

How and Why to Set Up a Production Company

On the set of one of Miranda Kahn's productionOn the set of one of Miranda Kahn's production

In today’s entertainment industry, owning a production company has become synonymous with having a trainer, manager or overall deal—no celebrity can be seen without! But what exactly makes owning a production company such a crucial and sought-after asset? How can…  Read more

By Jun 27, 2023

Reaching the Peak: Exploring Virtual Production on an Independent Budget

On the virtual set of HIGHOn the virtual set of HIGH

Given our tech-driven and communication-obsessed culture, it’s highly likely that you’re reading this article while multitasking on your smartphone. But as is the case with so many commodity industries like data, the true cost of all this connectivity often eludes…  Read more

By Jun 27, 2023

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