What's the best neutral, digestible, comprehensive primer to politics in the Middle East? [more inside]
I have an idea for a documentary. Now I just need to see some similar ideas so I can figure out how to do it.
I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
How can I organize all of these video clips from different sources (Flip cam, iPhone cam, etc) into some kind of database to make it usable? [more inside]
I'm watching Jesus Camp, and there's a scene where a South African (I think) guy gets the kids to smash cups while talking about corrupt government. I've googled around, but can't figure out who this guy is. Does anyone know? (Link to a video under the cut.) [more inside]
Which is better? LIFE or PLANET EARTH by David Attenborough? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a documentary I saw many years (over 15) ago. A group of British upper class, university age people go trekking in South America. [more inside]
I would like to make a short documentary. I want it to not suck. I know nothing. [more inside]
Documentary about a former Yugoslavian (?) soldier who cared for homeless dogs? The film was about a soldier (youngish, long dark hair) who served in the war in Yugoslavia -- my memory is that he was Serbian, but I am not sure. After the war, he went back to his city but his home and all of his family/friends were gone. He began to take care of all the homeless dogs around him and would travel by foot to care for more. He eventually built a compound where they lived together. [more inside]
I'd like to show black-and-white footage of jazz performances during a party. Is there a DVD of classic jazz performances I can play, or is there some way I can make use of short youtube videos without having to sit at my computer and select different videos all night? [more inside]
I am going crazy trying to find this documentary that I watched a couple of months ago. I don't remember the channel, but it is primarily about a man who drives a car (or 4WD of some sort) to an extremely cold place (Canadian north, Norway types). Details are after the jump. [more inside]
I'm making a documentary in 40 cities in 10 months. We're travelling a lot, and need certain jobs done in many disciplines while we're away, which will be a large drag on our time. We would like to employ someone to help, but have no funds, other than to offer a slice of the end profits should the project become successful. So, an internship? A volunteer? How can I create one that's useful to the intern? [more inside]
What is your favorite behind-the-scenes sports documentary? [more inside]
I'm looking for the title of a nature documentary about an ecosystem unearthed under a cellar, full of blind white insects and spiders. [more inside]
I'm after a documentary I once saw about a self-building housing co-operative in the UK—or more information about the programmes. [more inside]
The FPP about 'Connections' made me think of another documentary series that I remember from the late 70s... but only vaguely. Can you identify this program? [more inside]
I'm looking for a documentary on French history. Something similar to Simon Schamra's BBC series "A History of Britain". [more inside]
Film student seeking good online publications about documentary film. [more inside]
Looking for the title of an obscure documentary about the Japanese adaptations of Western products and traditions as they have been commodified in japan. [more inside]
About a year or two ago, I saw this great website that provided a list of the top 50 influential documentaries ever made. (Including a video streaming of each documentary with a short written analysis of why it was so influential) Can you please help me find that site again? [more inside]
What are some good resources to learn about the nuts and bolts of making a documentary? [more inside]
"The gunsight frames an image for destruction, whereas the camera's viewfinder frames one image for preservation, and all other possible images for destruction." Help me find the source of this paraphrased quote? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an educational, documentary, fly on the wall or similar type video’s about running a design, ad or web agency?
I’m looking for any video’s relating to how to run a design, tech or ad business the more educational the better. I’m hoping somewhere in the world there’s been some sort of fly on the wall documentary showing the workings of any of these types of business’s from the inside. Help and recommendations appreciated.
Who are the artistic heirs to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman? Which contemporary individuals/groups are making similar films, filming similar things, or documenting life in the U.S. (with or without film) in similar ways? [more inside]
I'm interested in hearing experiences from others that have worked with "Fixers" when setting up or actually out on a shoot. I'm usually a loner when taking pictures, but there are so many situations that having someone around that could help with literal and figurative interpretations and setting things up that I'm thinking I need the extra eyes and local knowledge. [more inside]
Looking for photos of exterior of Raji's, Cathay de Grande and Top Taco for documentary about Bob Forrest. (details) [more inside]
How do I tell better stories with video? [more inside]
Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
What advice or resources do you have for someone about to pitch their first documentary-style TV show? [more inside]
In bed, need some good documentaries that're available on-line. Not that interested in politics or nature. Must be viewable in Canada. Suggestions? [more inside]
What are some fantastic books and documentaries on the history of punk music? Basically, the type of music in this thread with an emphasis on Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Fugazi, and Bad Brains. I already have Rip It Up And Start Again, Our Band Could Be Your Life, Get In The Van, and Instrument.
The Daily Show's "Moment of Zen" recently concluded with a clip from a 1951 Halliburton promotional film on oil.. I did a bit of searching, but no dice... Can anyone out there help me track this down?!
I'm looking for the name of a documentary about three guys dipping their testicles in hot water to test the efficacy of the procedure as a method of birth control. [more inside]
Louis Theroux's documentaries - both the sillier earlier ones and the recent more solemn ones - are perhaps my very favourite things to watch. What other documentaries / shows might I enjoy?
ActivistFilter: I'm done, I'm going rogue, I'm fighting the system, I'm doing it Guerrilla style, I'm 100% serious: Our first project is a documentary, but we don't know how to make a documentary. [more inside]
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
What are some excellent documentaries (especially "non-traditional") about South America? Ideally in Spanish. [more inside]
Please help me identify a specific documentary regarding the Apollo program. [more inside]
I've been enjoying economic documentaries lately. Help me find some more! [more inside]
About to start teaching a Current Issues class to high school students. Need recommendations about quality documentaries that can supplement what we will cover in the class. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a British television documentary series dealing with the social history of Britain as seen through its television comedies. Screened in 2009. [more inside]
Beyond Film Distribution for Dummies: What do I need to know about distributing my feature-length grassroots documentary film? (specific q's inside) [more inside]
Can you help me identify movies about exercise? About working out, exercise trends, aerobics, jazzercise, etc. Sort of in the vein of this SNL skit. To clarify, I am NOT looking for instructional videos [unless they are really funny or bizarre], documentaries are okay, but mostly I would like suggestions of movies...about exercising.
Documentaries on the Israel/Palestine conflict? [more inside]
When was the first time "school lunch" was ridiculed in a movie (most likely a teen flick) or a TV show? We're currently producing a documentary on school lunch, and we know that there was a cultural shift in how school lunch was perceived (great social achievement to grotesque laughingstock). If you can help us identify the first instance of this shift in popular culture, we'll give you a film credit.
Besides Lost in America, Easy Rider, Surfwise, and Into the Wild, what other films are about people who make an affirmative decision to live on the road? The closest Wikipedia seems to get is Road Movies, which is not really apt. If not movies, what other cultural works of fiction deal with that kind of decision?
Is there any official source of DVDs or digital copies of Tony Eberhardt's 2003 film "Long Gone" available in the US? The goal is for personal use, not presentation.
I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
What are some documentaries/movies/video clips that are about the Annexation of Texas? [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a documentary I saw online years ago. Details are sketchy, but I remember either 8x8 or 16x16 pixel art animation - enlarged. I think they talked about Edison electrocuting an elephant, and many design and art related topics. Two people were narrating and I believe they worked for some kind of design firm. What is the name of, and for bonus points where can I find a copy of that film online?
Is there a documentary that contains basic info (+ maybe some cultural info) for every country in the world? [more inside]