The New York Times and Points North are opening a forum for documentary filmmakers! They’re interested in mini-docs and they want to hear your pitches. Each contest has different rules and different prizes, but both sound like they’re well worth a try. We love it when big sponsors help tell meaningful stories, so do you have a great idea for a mini-doc you’d like to make? Let us know and maybe the ViewFinder could help crew your next venture.
We are so excited for this documentary to come out! As many of you will so undoubtedly agree, Calvin and Hobbes encapsulated everything that was great about being a kid. This documentary, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, focuses on the comic’s artist Bill Waterson. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
The BlackMagic story is truly a story of David vs Goliath. A small company, largely unknown outside the enthusiast crowd, is creating cameras with more power (for less money) than the giants of Canon, Nikon, and Sony. The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera provides the coveted RAW recording format for under $1000! The two key features of the new camera is its ability to record RAW (which Canon/Nikon DSLR’s still cannot do) and its superior dynamic range…
With over 70 filmmakers premiering their documentaries, the Big Sky documentary festival is a fantastic place to meet like-minded filmmakers who are passionate about telling true stories. Eric Warren explains that film festivals are much more than a collection of interesting films, they are a place where you find community among filmmakers.
“I went to several of the filmmaker panels and soon found myself talking to established filmmakers like two-time Academy Award nominee Marshall Curry, as well as mingling with people just starting out on the path.” ~Eric Warren