Thursday, December 3, 2015

4th edition due out December 24, 2015

Fourth edition due out around December 24!  New and improved, with new strategies for analyzing documentary work and new conversations with Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers), Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga), Cara Mertes (JustFilms), Kazuhiro Soda (Mental) -- and more! For more information, go to Focal Press/Taylor & Francis.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Archival Storytelling

Discovered a couple of nice write-ups about Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music -- 

  • "This book is seriously awesome. If you're at all interested in finding archival materials to use in your own documentary film, stop wondering how it works and get your hands on this book." (
  • "Know your rights and what resources are available. Archival Storytelling explains how producers can obtain footage and photos..." (Videomaker,