How can I find and approach supporters of one of the Democratic candidates in a medium sized town in Ohio (about 25,000 people) in order to interview and possibly film them? [more inside]
Can anyone identify a specific documentary that details a film maker's work with wolves? [more inside]
I like to learn stuff by watching videos. Please recommend informative documentaries or educational videos that can be found on-line. [more inside]
What are some good and/or insightful and/or illuminating business-related documentaries? [more inside]
in '97 or so I saw a documentary about the crew that was stranded aboard MIR when the big political change in Russia occurred around 1990. It was titled something like 'Man out of time,' may have been made by a Czech director, and had as its' central thesis the idea that the guy who was stuck up there while the Soviet Union became Russia was a time traveler. What the hell is the exact name of this flick?
UK documentary t.v. filter.. Can anyone point me to a place where I can buy / rent / download / view a copy of Donal Macintyre's Report on Care homes?? [more inside]
"Quiet" documentary recommendations. [more inside]
I am a Maine university student looking to borrow/buy/download a copy of the 1993 video program "Death: The Trip of a Lifetime". [more inside]
A question for camcorder experts: Tell me what camcorder has these precise characteristics... [more inside]
What I should buy for $1,000 in the way of equipment to make a decent-quality documentary film? [more inside]
In a hundred years, they'll be looking for people who had something, anything, to do with Beanie Babies.
Where can I find people who have some relationship to convict-leasing in the southern United States? Are there historical societies (African American or otherwise) that can direct me to older people who can talk about what it was like? Where else can I look? [more inside]
What would be a good, compelling subject for a short (7-15 minute) documentary film on an (for all intents and purposes) average college campus that hasn't been done a million times before?
Help me find the name of a relatively famous/successful documentary filmmaker I met in a plane a few months ago! [more inside]
Let's say I want to film an amateur, feature-length documentary. One can assume I'd use a digital camera for relative cheapness and expediency, but which cameras are good enough to do a professional-looking job? I'd be on a very tight budget. This does not take into account the sound equipment, but perhaps you could also comment on that? [more inside]
What are some small film/documentary companies that have put their films online for pay download? [more inside]
What was the name of that football (gridiron) documentary series, possibly shown on MTV, that featured an episode on a Hawaiian team living in one of the poorest parts of Hawaii? [more inside]
We just watched the documentary "A Well-Founded Fear" as part of an immigration law class. It's excellent, and highly recommended. It does not, however, show how all of the cases were resolved. Do you know of anywhere we might find this information? [more inside]
Looking for agent of Peter Davis, made Vietnam documentary "Hearts and Minds" in the 70s. [more inside]
I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
I work for a small Canadian documentary company. We're interested in selling our films via direct download. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
Where can I find good quality free video footage of the "war on terror" for use as b-roll in a documentary? [more inside]
Looking for examples of two types of found footage film/ compilation video. [more inside]
In Werner Herzog's Lessons of Darkness there are a few images toward the end of oilfield workers igniting uncapped oil wells. Presuming these are the same workers who had been working to put out the oil field fires (and I think they are), why are they igniting those wells? [more inside]
Who holds copyright to Hearts of Darkness^, and why did they block inclusion of the documentary in the recently-released Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier DVD set?
I am looking for some good documentaries about outsider artists. Anything you've seen that you've enjoyed or were fascinated by - long and small pieces, pieces about the art and pieces about the artist, old and new. Specifically of artists that are still living and who are interesting characters. Thanks, MeFi.
What is this documentary?: High flying advertising executive tragically becomes a homeless due to mental illness. [more inside]
Where can I find more information about bands and the writing of albums in the studio. [more inside]
How big a deal is it to shoot a documentary in LA and New York without permits? (overseas tv crew) [more inside]
A good friend of mine completed his first feature-lenght documentary this year. Now he wants to submit it to different documentary festivals. [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I'm trying to find a documentary on abortion I saw in university that is somewhat similar to The Abortion Diaries. [more inside]
About 5 years ago I saw a very funny, possibly fake documentary about middle aged singles looking for romance, but I have no idea what the title of the film could be. Help! [more inside]
What rights--if any--do you retain when you pitch ideas during a job interview? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any good documentaries? Bonus points if its history or culture related. [more inside]
My grandfather won an Oscar in 1976 and I want to find some video of his accpetance speech. [more inside]
What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
I'm looking for two freelance camerapeople for a documentary-style shoot in San Francisco... [more inside]
I'm in a spacey mood today, and to that end I'd like to ask for your collective recommendations for good space related documentaries/videos - preferably web based for instant gratification :) [more inside]
Leonard Bernstein talks about Brian Wilson in the Smile Documentary, does anyone know where to find this footage in its entirety? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a fake documentary about a bird hunter [more inside]
I'm looking for films (and documentaries) that feature architecture. [more inside]
Anyone know of any good documentaries about Hugh Hefner? [more inside]
Help me document (on film) my pre-conception, conception and pregnancy process. [more inside]
Movies wanted to show before gigs. [more inside]
How can I hear this radio show that won a Peabody yesterday? [more inside]
Can you help me identify an instrumental piece of music heard in a tv science documentary? [more inside]
A few years ago, I saw a TV-documentary about a man who was burning down luxury homes somewhere in the American west. The arsonist's best friend (brother?) was instrumental in capturing him. It was on 20/20 or Primetime or some similar show. I was riveted by the story, have never forgotten it, and I'd love to see it again. Which show was it on? Is it available on DVD? Transcript? Based on a book?
Can anybody tell me how I might obtain a copy of this program. It doesn't seem to be available from their archives or shop.
Where/how can I watch the British TV Documentary called "This is a True Story" about Takako Konishi, a Japanese girl found dead in the snow in Minnesota (previously discussed on MeFi here). [more inside]
Can anyone help me find the 1988 Brian Hill documentary Drinking for England? [more inside]