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Craft of Documentary: Editing Masterclass

Craft of Documentary: Editing Masterclass

Make sure your editing skills are up to scratch and learn the tips and tricks from some of the UK’s best documentary practitioners as they discuss their work, style and practice in the first of three documentary masterclasses by DocHouse. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest rocks docs with podcast series

Sheffield Doc/Fest rocks docs with podcast series

You don’t need to miss any of the sessions, interviews, keynote speeches and masterclasses from Sheffield Doc/Fest anymore as the festival announced it will present its valuable content via a podcast series on iTunes and YouTube starting today. … Read entire article »

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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Big hair; tight pants; torn shirts. Heavy-metal is often remembered for looking slightly ridiculous and rarely is proper tribute paid to the undeniable talent of its greatest icons. Now, a new documentary changes all of that. … Read entire article »

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IDFA presents new music documentaries programme

IDFA presents new music documentaries programme

After last year’s Play programme, IDFA and one of Amsterdam’s most popular music venues have once again compiled a programme of international music documentaries and live performances. In this new programme, fifteen recent documentaries will compete for the IDFA Melkweg Award for Music Documentary. … Read entire article »

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Grierson Trust announces final awards nominees

Grierson Trust announces final awards nominees

The Grierson Trust has announced the final 40 documentary films that are in with a chance to win the Grierson 2012: British Documentary Awards. … Read entire article »

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Internet Archive offers transformative tool for docmakers

Internet Archive offers transformative tool for docmakers

Today, while foraging the internet for newsworthy stories about documentary films, I ran across a story on the Kartemquin website that I just had to share with you – and luckily the authors of the piece, Kartemquin’s Tim Horsburgh and Emily Hart, were happy for me to do so. It is about an exciting new resource that could transform the way we make docs, here’s more… … Read entire article »

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DVD: Sing Your Song

DVD: Sing Your Song

Released on DVD today, Sing Your Song charts the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned entertainer Harry Belafonte. With his charismatic and incredibly likable character clear throughout the film, this biographical documentary reveals his true passion is not just singing and acting but fighting injustice and creating awareness for the civil rights movement, on which he had great impact. … Read entire article »

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