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Charlie Shackleton describes “The Afterlight” as “a film that’s designed to be lost.” It deliberately exists as a single 35mm print that will naturally degrade over time and with every showing. But recently, the film was lost in a different way than intended. Documentary spoke with Shackleton about the logistics of the accidental loss of the film and its subsequent recovery.
By Steven Beer, Neil Rosini & Julie Angell How can geoblocking impact the video-on-demand marketplace? Geoblocking technology restricts access to
For all the artistry that goes into making a documentary, successful productions always rest on a sound technical foundation. “We talk so much about
Editor’s Note: Welcome to our new column, "Inside Out," in which we ask filmmakers in the field—and in the edit room—What are your essentials tools of
You've no doubt seen these before in a documentary: an interviewee sitting just inches in front of a bookcase, with the individual book titles visible
Animation's history within the realm of documentary is a long and storied one, but to this day its origin is still a matter of contention. Although
Interviews are the backbone of the documentary filmmaking process, and are often the driving force behind a film’s storytelling. But how do you create
What is the typical process you will go through when working with a sound house or individual? Is there a typical process? Everyone works a little
This article is intended for documentary filmmakers who, for reasons of access or budget, work alone, or nearly so. Hiring a professional sound person
Some of the great recent documentaries— Citizenfour, Cartel Land, The Overnighters, Darwin's Nightmare, My Country, My Country—were shot with little