Documentary

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:...

5 Ways to Use Still Photos in 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...

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...

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