Documentary Media for Learning

By John Coster | film•photography•audio•new media @docmediacentre

306 Hollywood is a whole new way to tackle documentaries

This ‘magical-realist doc’ pushes subjectivity into poetry, with a Wes Anderson spin<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>When filmmakers turn their cameras …

Filmmaking

Brendan Regan, VP at audioBoom, looks at 2017's podcasting trends, with true crime shows dominating, interest in political podcasts rising dramatically, more

1:10 AM ET, December 29, 2017<p><b>How reader funding through memberships, crowdfunding, and donations is helping small independent media orgs maintain</b> …

Podcasting

FRONTLINE Wins 2018 duPont-Columbia Award for "Exodus"

A FRONTLINE documentary telling the harrowing, personal stories of refugees and migrants as they fled countries besieged by violence and poverty has …

Refugees

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Fuego is our heat-seeking Twitter bot, tracking the links the future-of-journalism crowd is talking about most on Twitter.<p>Here are a few of the top links Fuego’s currently watching. Get the full Fuego ➚

Journalism

Why 'Wormwood' Director Errol Morris Is the Most Influential Documentarian in the World

This week, Netflix released <i>Wormwood</i>, a four-hour mini-series that blends documentary filmmaking with dramatized sequences featuring Hollywood actors …

Documentaries

The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

When Sheila Nevins first started working in television in the 1970s, she thought “being touched by a man inappropriately was part of the rules of the game.”<p>“I had no way of knowing,” says the profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate 78-year-old president of HBO Documentary Films over a …

Google Storyboard turns your videos into comic strips

Google just launched three experimental photography apps on Product Hunt. My favorite one is Storyboard, which lets you automatically turn your videos into a one-page comic strip.<p>It’s still early days, so the app is super-sparse at the moment. Just load the video into the app, wait a few seconds, …

69 Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Contact Sheets in New Book

<i>Havana. Ministry of Industry.</i> <i><br>Ernesto Guevara (Che), Argentinian politician,</i> <i><br>Minister of industry (1961-1965) during an exclusive interview in his</i> …

IDA Documentary Awards: ‘Dina,’ ‘Edith + Eddie,’ ‘The Defiant Ones’ Take Top Honors

The International Documentary Association gave its award for courage to a group of non-fiction films on Syria.<p>The documentary film and television …

The soulful images of India that made Henri Cartier-Bresson an icon

In 1948, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson came to India.<p>His timing was perfect: the newly-independent country was at a critical moment in its history, and Cartier-Bresson had unparalleled access to many of its key political leaders, including Jawaharlal Nehru and even Mahatma Gandhi …

Street Photography

15 Best Documentary Series On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: December 12th</b><p>There’s nothing better than finding a good documentary on Netflix, but sometimes you’re craving a little more depth than the average two-hour film can give. Enter the documentary series, a slightly lesser known category that will help entertain and educate you through the …

Netflix

The best way to search for podcasts

Finally, a search engine that helps you find exactly what you want to hear.<p>It's easy enough to use a search engine to find a particular podcast. For example, are you a fan of "Battlestar Galactica"? Just hit up Bing, Google or Yahoo and you're pretty likely to locate (shameless self-promotion …

94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality

As Harry Leslie Smith sees it, his life "is at eventide."<p>But the 94-year-old author and activist isn't letting that stop him from speaking out and …

Laura Pannack: Separation in the wake of Brexit

<i>A portrait series by Laura Pannack, commissioned by British Journal of Photography and supported by Affinity Photo for iPad, will explore themes of</i> …

Brexit

Why 2017 was the year the podcast came of age

As another dramatic year in media draws to a close much of the excitement for 2018 is centred around what content makers see as the potential nirvana …

Polaroid Feature-length Documentary: 'Instant Dreams'

"Instant Dreams" is a feature-length film about Polaroid that explores the magic of this defunct format, the pioneer of instant imagery, and …

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BoB

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Announcing the results of the first 6x6 Global Talent Program in Southeast Asia & Oceania

The 6x6 program is World Press Photo’s new initiative to connect visual storytellers around the world, particularly those that might not be well …

World Press Photo Foundation (@worldpressphoto)

Documentary Media Podcast 003

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:15:08 — 62.6MB)<p>Subscribe: Android | RSS | More<p>Tonight John Coster, Dave Nedham and I got together …

Programme: Wednesday 15th November

<b>East Midlands Community Media Network</b><p>The aim of this project is to develop networking events, host regular podcasts discussions, list and share …

Want more women in journalism? Get predators out of our way.

Photojournalism has an undeniable diversity problem. In recent years, World Press Photo contest statistics have consistently tracked women’s …

Lots of memories discussing @citizenseye 2008-14 ...... talk of a 10 yr event in early 2018 🤔 #docmedia2017 https://t.co/l7AZ7X2qBR

Enjoyed reviewing the newspapers earlier on @BBCLeicester ..... thanks to #MonicaWinfield for the invite 😊 #docmedia2017 https://t.co/DvMTPlWss0

Tips: radio editing

Martin Poyntz-Roberts is a radio producer who has worked on Radio 4 documentaries, such as Costing the Earth and On Your Farm. He shares his tips for recording and editing audio, focussing on what you need to make sure you can deliver high quality content for radio.<p><b>Setting up</b><br>Make sure that …

Essential Doc Reads: Week of November 6

November 10, 2017Essential Doc Reads: Week of November 6<i>Essential Doc Reads is a weekly feature in which the IDA staff recommends recent pieces about</i> …

Documentaries

All set up in @LibraryDMU promoting @OnDemandBoB ....part of Doc Media Month programme 1-30th Nov @LearnonScreen @DMU_LMS #docmedia2017 https://t.co/bhNp5UeKcY