EXAMPLES OF OUR FILMMAKER/STORYTELLER INTERVIEWS
Filming the Small Story
Irish filmmaker Sean Breathnach: “Writing can be a solitary pursuit. Directing gives you the social outlet you need, as well as being extremely satisfying work. The combination of the two skills allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.” READ MORE…
It’s All About Story
Writer/director Nick Brennan’s short film, A Marine’s Guide to Fishing, focuses on a Marine veteran struggling with both physical wounds and PTSD when he returns to his former life. “I was drawn to the story first and foremost by the realization that I couldn’t count a single close friend of mine that had served in Iraq or Afghanistan. It was a pretty sad realization given how long the wars had been going on.” READ MORE…
Video journalist/DP/producer Lars Schwetje has developed a mindset honed covering war zones in Bosnia and in Iraq. “I always use my gut instinct and experience to do the right thing in dangerous situations. You lose judgment in fearful situations if fear overpowers you.” READ MORE…
Adventures of a Documentary Filmmaker
Multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor Carolyn Voss says “I refuse to ever miss a good adventure.”
And adventures she has certainly experienced: travelling to all seven continents, over 40 countries, many of them third-world countries. All for the love of documentary film. READ MORE…
OUR EBOOKS: FILMMAKING and FICTION
Our Ebook on Filmmaking Basics
Every story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. Start strong. Jump right in to the story. You don’t have a lot of time. Start at the last possible moment, make us care for your characters, and hold our attention for the span of the film. Then end it.
Learn from 11 filmmaking pros. Buy here…
Our Ebook on Teaching Filmmaking in the Classroom
The second edition of Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking offers you, the media production teacher, these benefits:
- A semester-long program with 12 teaching units
- A guide to help you learn the required technology
- Information on cameras, gear and accessories
- Syllabus and curriculum outlines
- Forms, handouts and checklists
- Suggested student activities
Buy it here.
Our New Novel: APART
A man intensifies the search for his long-missing twin sister. Find it here.
Off-Road: The first book in young adult series about the Film Crew, teens who use film and media in resolving crises and issues.
Contact us by email: bobgillen251ATgmailDOTcom