How to Depict Theme in Your Documentary Film

By |2022-07-11T20:18:10-04:00January 26th, 2021|Education, Filmmaking, Writing|

One of my primary criticisms of movies today is either the complete absence of or the pathetic attempt to capture theme. A story's theme is the magic we take with us after the lights come on and we return to our mundane lives. Themes can offer us a new perspective that literally changes how we

Find Your Documentary’s Inherent Structure

By |2022-07-11T20:18:18-04:00January 26th, 2021|Filmmaking, Writing|

Normal life has its dramatic moments, but most of the time our lives are pretty boring. The occasional exciting event is only amazing to us because it’s happening to, well, us. We each have the benefit of years of personal context leading up to that moment, but an outside observer’s emotional response would likely be

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