Documentary

On the Road Again

Some back story: So the other two members in the Doc group are focusing on the Patriot Guard and Celebrity Impersonators, while I'm doing Cubicles. The Patriot Guard is a group of motorcyclists that go to the funerals of Iraq soldiers per the family's request to...

Documentary Tools 2.0

I'm a big Web 2.0 fan, so I unsurprisingly relied heavily on various tools to aid in research, notetaking, and organization to manage filmming the Cubicle Documentary. Here's a list of some of the tools that greatly helped me out, and others that I tried but didn't...

BattleBots and South Beach

It's been a while and I'm sorry, but here's where my life in the real world is at: I'm officially done with Film School and FSU, got my diploma and everything. It was a weird last semester because I was editing and doing pick-ups for UnderCover and finishing You 2.0,...

5 Examples to Turn Photos to Movies that are Not the Ken Burns Effect

5 Examples to Turn Photos to Movies that are Not the Ken Burns Effect

While not usually a problem for fiction films (unless it's a stylistic choice), most documentaries find the only visual media available for some parts of the film are still photos. The most common method that comes to mind to add movement to still photos is the Ken...

Shooting with the Sony FS700 & R5 4K Recorder in Haiti – Video Update

We finally got most of the gear up and running and kicked it up a notch to start filming the machete fighters in slow motion on a steadicam. To break down the setup, we've got the Sony FS700 (left) owned by DP Richard Patterson. This camera was released with a future...

Hands-On Review of Shooting with the GH3 in Juarez

I returned from a shoot in Juarez, Mexico, using only the GH3. Bottom line - it's an amazing DSLR. I also rented some of the new Panasonic lenses. Everything in the video above was shot with the GH3. You can read my full review at Filmmaker Magazine. Filmmaker:...

CCP Creates Commissioned Short Doc for Beck’s

Director Joey Daoud from CCP was commissioned to create a short documentary on the playful artist group FriendsWithYou for the Beck’s Green Box project. The Green Box project is an innovative project from Beck’s that places large, glowing, green boxes in various...

Bots High Wins Best Documentary at IFF

  Coffee and Celluloid Production's feature documentary Bots High will be playing at the Independents' Film Festival in Tampa September 17, and was just announced that it will receive the Best Documentary award that evening. Director Joey Daoud and Editor Andrew...