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“The Care They’ve Earned” Documentary Film Now On Amazon!

  • February 8, 2019

Last year I had the pleasure of collaborating on a documentary feature film with director Justin Springer called "The Care They've Earned". After three months of public screenings at movie theaters across the country, the film is now available on Amazon! The film features the…

“Soldiers of Paint” Documentary Film Is Now Vimeo!

  • January 23, 2019

My feature documentary film "Soldiers of Paint" is now available for rent or purchase on The film is about 4,000 people who re-stage D-Day, or the Invasion of Normandy, over 800 acres in rural Oklahoma. It's Germans vs Allies and either can win. The…

Video Production Documentary Film Story On Whiteboard With Sticky Notes

How to Create a Story for a Documentary Film

  • October 24, 2018

I recently wrapped up production on a feature documentary called, "They Care They've Earned." I've worn a lot of hats with my previous films, right down to "movie poster designer," but this one was different. Instead of 10-15 hats, I wore only two—editor and co-writer. Both…

Koyaanisqatsi Documentary Film

Koyaanisqatsi: A Documentary Film to Blow Your Mind

  • June 6, 2018

(This post was written by video production colleague Steve Dorst.) Wow, 35 years! That’s how long it’s been since Godfrey Reggio’s seminal film, Koyaanisqatsi came out, challenging our beliefs about what a documentary could be. I watched it again last week while gearing up to…

Recommended Documentary Film Viewing: “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes”

  • April 25, 2018

Documentaries seem to be less confined to rigid story structures than fiction films.  Without the ability to premeditate a script and shoot to it, documentary filmmakers must rely on available footage and what they have acquired along the path of story discovery. This often leads…

Documentary Filmmaker Arrested

Documentary Filmmaker Arrested on Baseless Charges

  • October 14, 2016

The Huffington Post is reporting that documentary filmmaker Deia Scholsberg was arrested in North Dakota while filming protests against tar sands oil pipelines. She has been charged with three felony charges, including conspiracy to commit theft of property. Her footage and documentary film gear was…

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