Film Documentary

How To : Make a documentary film step-by-step

In this Film & Theater video tutorial you will learn how to make a documentary film step-by-step. The various steps involved in making a documentary are defining the documentary, stylizing the genre, shooting and finally editing. A documentary is a movie that documents reality ...more

How To : Make an effective treatment for your documentary film

An effective treatment is your first step to getting a job and funding for your documentary. This is a written document used to describe your film and why you want to make it. This video gives you some good tips on how to make an effective treatment for your project.

How To : Write a script for a documentary film

Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding screenwriting, specifically... documentary scripts. Learn how to write a script for a documentary film. If you're making a documentary, don't think you won't need a scriptwriter to make a script. The screenplay is a ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

Oscar Nom Review : EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

FEATURED DOCUMENTARY: Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film directed by reclusive street-art legend Banksy, is a little puzzle-box of a documentary. It's perfectly designed and pitched to be enjoyable on multiple levels: on one as an entertaining, illuminating mini-histo ...more

News : "Hollywood Don't Surf" Premieres at Cannes

50 Years of Surfing Films commemorated with Documentary We saw the buzz bubbling, but now it's here. "Hollywood Don't Surf" is a documentary by Greg MacGillivray examining the last five decades of Hollywood's obsession with surfing. Greg got everyone involved. Check out the ...more

News : Orgasm Inc. (2009)

Feature documentary about female orgasms. Below is the trailer for the feature Film Orgasm Inc. Orgasm Inc. (2009) is the first feature documentary by award-winning director Liz Canner. It premiered at the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival. In the shocking and hilarious docum ...more

News : Exit through the Gift Shop (2010)

Here is the movie trailer for the Bansky film "EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP" I can't highly recommend this film enough which is now out on DVD and BluRay. It is truly a genius film about mad men. The film is clever and provides a tremendous insight into the art world and undergr ...more

News : Life in a Day Teaser #1

From youtube: In December, we announced that “Life in a Day,” a documentary film directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott, and filmed on July 24, 2010 by thousands of YouTube users around the world, was finished—and would have its world premiere at t ...more

News : Catfish (2010)

Here is the movie trailer for the feature film "Catfish" Here are 4 movieclips from the documentary "Catfish"

News : Let's Wreck Stuff! Cap'n Video, the Original Jackass

We love all things Jackass at WonderHowTo, but before Johnny Knoxville and his pals were sticking fireworks up their butts, snorting wasabi, and taking a shock to the gonads (à la the childhood game, Operation), in the far off land of Ontario, Canada reigned another daredevil— ...more

News : 2012 Film Festival Submission Deadlines

It's that time of year again, filmmakers... time to make your new year's resolutions. And no, I don't mean quit smoking or stop drinking - smoke and drink all you want SO LONG AS YOU FINALLY GET THAT FILM FINISHED AND SUBMIT IT TO A FESTIVAL OR TEN. Rajo has signed up for a wi ...more

News : Art as a Weapon

Although most religions have inspired a variety of art, Buddhism seems to have a special relationship with the arts. Something about the endless circle of birth and rebirth seems to intrigue the minds of artists. Of course even if the art is not directly related to Buddhism, t ...more

News : Explorers of Light - Crescenzo Notarile

SEE THE VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE Buono started his career on the camera crews of studio films including Twister, Conspiracy Theory, and Armageddon. He was a cinematographer on Green Street Hooligans and wrote and produced the theatrical documentary Bigger Stronger Faster.

News : Indie Games Get Their Own Indie Film

Video games and movies have a history of interaction dogged by failure. Video game movies and movie video games both tend to be terrible. There has never been a good feature film based on a video game franchise. Even documentaries about games, which should be rife given the ra ...more

News : Earth Made of Glass

‘EARTH MADE OF GLASS‘ is a documentary that follows the Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu It will have it’s world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival this month. Already, it has received many accolades and praise. Former British ...more

News : DSLR to Film Comparison

So watching this I think what is so interesting is not what film does better, but what the differences are between the DSLRs.  Give me Kodak indoors and Fuji outdoors any day, but the 5D really does shine, it becomes hard to see why you should shell out for a RED, or most Sony ...more

News : Mathematical Origami Documentary: Between the Folds

Just watched PBS origami doc Between the Folds last night. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's a beautiful film, really inspiring. Lots of Math Craft-related subject matter. Available instant on Netflix, or for rent on iTunes.

News : VIDADIFH - Ron Mann

The Very Important Dudes and Dudettes in Film History Show - Ron Mann, one of our favourite documentary filmmakers.

News : The Birth of Skateboard Culture

Beautiful images from photographer Hugh Holland's recent show at M+B Gallery in L.A., "Locals Only", a portrait of 70s skateboard culture. "In the mid-Seventies, two events coincided in Southern California that gave rise to skateboarding as we now know it. The invention of th ...more

News : 2011 Oscar Nominations - Complete List

We Care About This: Oscar Noms Are Out!! Best picture: Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone Actress Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Jennife ...more

News : Human Flesh Search Engines- The Web Goes Vigilante

The New York Times magazine posts a fascinating feature on a Chinese cultural phenomenon known as human flesh search engines. Out of China has borne cyberposses, internet vigilantes, who target everybody from twisted individuals violating social norms to government corruption. ...more

News : The Odyssey

THE ODYSSEY is an epic adventure, a world first, a race against time, an entire year of living dangerously. Scouse film maker Graham Hughes barking, madcap 12 month adventure!! 12 months, 90,000 kilometers, 200 sovereign states, 5 continents, 1 man and no flights! The Odyssey ...more

News : Genius Within (2009)

Here is the movie trailer for the feature film "Genius Within" Synopsis: Glenn Herbert Gould (September 25, 1932 ? October 4, 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned ...more

News : The Old Pervert

Alright guys, I'm Aaron from Texas. I want to prank my bestfriend James that moved away to California outside of Oakland a few years back. He is now a guitar teacher and I think at work would set him up for the best prank ever. The idea is to set up an appointment with him for ...more

How To : Make a documentary

Kevin Lindenmuth has worked in the film/video business for over 22 years. In this series of videos he shows you how to make a documentary. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a documentary. Make a documentary - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a ...more

News : Charles Officer Talks About 100 Musicians | TIFF '12

The director of 100 Musicians and Nurse/Fighter/Boy talked with us about old school filmmaking Charles Officer has directed shorts, music videos for K’naan, and the features Nurse/Fighter/Boy and Mighty Jerome, a documentary about Canadian track star Harry Jerome. His new shor ...more

How To : Watch All the 2016 Oscar-Nominated Films Online

Even though the 88th Academy Awards have come and gone, there's a good chance you still haven't seen all the films that were nominated—or even those that won big. To help you play catch up, check out the links below to see all the places you can rent or buy 2016's Oscar-nomin ...more

How To : The 5 Best Apps for Streaming Movies on Your Phone

There are more than a few subscription-based movie streaming apps available for Android and iPhone, each with different benefits and varying pricing plans. Needless to say, it can get expensive fast if you sign up for multiple services because you can't decide on what's best. ...more

News : YouTube Red's First Originals Are Now Streaming

YouTube announced last October some of the original programming it was producing for its YouTube Red subscription service, and the first four originals went live on Wednesday, February 10th. The first four original series are Lazer Team, A Trip to Unicorn Island, Scare PewDie ...more

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