documentary

DP Paolo Sodi: a passion for documentaries and light

DP Paolo Sodi: a passion for documentaries and light

The docu-fiction Remembering Papua New Guinea will keep your eyes glued to the screen. DP Paolo Sodi explains how it was shot and talks about the need for rewilding…

Cartoni to launch contest at NAB 2019 to celebrate its SDS Tripod system

Cartoni to launch contest at NAB 2019 to celebrate its SDS Tripod system

How do you use your Cartoni tripod and gear? Cartoni is inviting users from around the world to share how they use their Cartoni system. Three winners will receive a…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing I had the opportunity to talk to cinematographer David Paul Jacobson who shot the Hulu documentary chronicling the incredible life…

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

Now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have nominated the documentary “RBG” for an Oscar for Best Documentary now might be a great time to…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

There are times when you watch a film or a documentary and you cannot pull your gaze away. This is the feeling with the documentary feature “Free Solo.&#8221…

Documentary Sound – 28 Weeks of Post Audio Redux

Documentary Sound – 28 Weeks of Post Audio Redux

Editor’s Note: “28 Weeks of Post Audio” originally ran over the course of 28 weeks starting in November of 2016. Given the renewed focus on the…

Editor Carla Gutierrez on crafting “RBG”

Editor Carla Gutierrez on crafting “RBG”

Editor Carla Gutierrez recently completed work on the film RBG, a feature documentary about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The documentary was produced by CNN Films, co-directed…

ART OF THE CUT with documentary editor David Tillman

ART OF THE CUT with documentary editor David Tillman

It’s always a pleasure for me when Art of the Cut focuses on a documentary editor. The role of the documentary editor in shaping the content – and really…

Charlie Parish: three years filming HBO’s The Defiant Ones

Charlie Parish: three years filming HBO’s The Defiant Ones

Charlie Parish put a camera on his shoulder, either a Canon Cinema EOS C300 or C500, and took off after the rap mogul. The result is a four-part documentary…

AOTC with editor of the documentary “KEDI”

AOTC with editor of the documentary “KEDI”

Mo Stoebe currently works as freelance editor of both documentaries and narrative films in Los Angeles. He got his start in the industry as motion designer and animator for commercials…

Not a War Story: world premiere in June

Not a War Story: world premiere in June

Military and entertainment will gather for the world premiere of Not A War Story at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 30, 2017. Proceeds from the…

Libec HFMP Monopod Kit In Action

Libec HFMP Monopod Kit In Action

Less than a few weeks after returning from Ghana, my travels have taken me to South Sudan for a humanitarian project. Since this trip is for a specific job, I…

ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

Art of the Cut readers responded to surveys on Facebook and Twitter with the types of editors they wanted to read more about. Documentary was the top choice followed by…

The Refuge, a cry for help in Alaska

The Refuge, a cry for help in Alaska

A Finback documentary now released shows an ancient way of life under threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A story about an untouched wilderness that may be gone tomorrow…

Anton/Bauer batteries powered Story of Becoming

Anton/Bauer batteries powered Story of Becoming

Gaffa Media founder and Creative Director Klaus Pedersen decided to create the documentary about Katalin Konya after having heard her story and realized that there was a powerful hidden message…