Currently editing a film I spent this past year shooting in Libya called BURNING GREEN. How to produce, direct, write,edit, and market documentaries This would include which camera is best for a particular project and aspects of how to approach story telling of your documentary. Also, it is becoming even more critical to have a buyer at a major network such as the BBC (they are called Programme Editors there) to interact with during your production. It's really important to know the market and the major players to know who you are.
Over 30 years of working on various aspects of documentaries with my primary function today of shooting and directing them. You can find out a great deal about my films and background at my website at www.creativehat.com Also, several of my films are on Google Video and can be found by going there and typing Mickey Grant in search. They include my latest film, INJECTION which is 80 minutes and shot on HDV. Also, THE CU CHI TUNNELS, which previously was distributed by BBC Worldwide and has played on major broadcssters in over 50 countries.
In the past I've been a member of many organizations such as NABET union but don't find it necessary in today's market place.
BFA from SMU in 1971 in Film Masters in film from UNT in 1986
Gold Award, Best Feature Length Documentary, Houston International Film Festival Golden Star Halo Award, Southern California Motion Picture Council Honorable Mention (twice), Chicago Film Festival Second Place, Sinking Creek Film Festival
HBO, BBC, ZDF, CanalPlus
Making documentaries is my life. I eat it, breathe it every day.
Presently, I'm completing a new film, BURNING GREEN, which I shot in Libya this past year covering the revolution there.
I just read a response from someone regarding a question I answered. They indicated that travel documentaries (one form of documentary)only need interesting content and looking professional was not a requirement. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today, the documentary world that one competes in is highly competitive. Your work has to be "network" quality.
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Hello Prashant: Sorry but I didn't see this question until now. This question is hard for me to answer as I tend to like films, both docs and drama, viewed the way the director originally shot them
First of all, determine if there was a motivation to make the film in Black and White. With Shindler's List, that was the goal. It is critical to understand this. Regarding the Charlie Chaplin movies
Really good question... I've asked that question myself for over 30 years!!! You have to budget yourself a weekly salary when you budget your documentary. If you're doing this professionally, then
Hi Jamie: I've been doing this over 30 years and I frequently run into people who think there is nothing to it. I use to teach film at University of North Texas and you should have seen what a 3rd year
Hello Patricia: A great question, and somewhat complicated. Please take into consideration I'm not an entertainment lawyer, but I've been shooting docs for over 30 years. If it's a public event,