Filmmaker Magazine: Expert Tips for First-Time Documentary Filmmakers (Like Myself)

http://filmmakermagazine.com/99434-expert-tips-for-first-time-documentary-filmmakers-like-myself/

“Months ago, I got the crazy idea to write, produce and direct my first documentary. I wasn’t completely unrealistic — I knew enough to start small with a short, micro-budgetfilm. I also knew I could count on a supportive network of documentary filmmakers — including pros such as Doug Block, Marshall Curry, Laura Nix, Tracy Droz Tragos, Robert Greene, and others — to help guide me through the process. Later in this piece, I’ll share some of their invaluable wisdom. But first, here’s a bit about my film and my process so far….”

Jenny Smets: Overshadowed or overlooked?

https://witness.worldpressphoto.org/overshadowed-or-overlooked-1d78187fe881

“Although there seems to be more focus on the gender disparity issue lately—some are even cynically saying it’s a fashionable trend to talk about gender and diversity—the fact remains that women are less represented and less awarded in the profession of visual journalism….”

Links:

  • Women Photograph – “an initiative that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of female visual journalists.”

Mastin Labs: Why Mentorship is Important for the Photography Industry

https://www.mastinlabs.com/blog/mentorship-important-photography-industry/

“Have you ever heard the term, “a rising tide raises all boats”? This is especially true in the photography industry. Creative, service-based industries often struggle to maintain a foothold as a legitimate career path. You’ve probably encountered a scenario in your career where someone tells you they would “never pay x amount for photos” or asks you about your “day job.” It’s frustrating and a little infuriating! Mentorship and collaboration can help the industry grow and command the respect it deserves….”