Documentary Filmmaking

Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers
January 23, 2024 | Filmmaking

Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers

In November 1990, the U.S. government designated November as the first official National Native American Heritage Month. Congress chose November since the month concludes the traditional harvest season and generally…

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The Best On-Screen Performances From Television Chefs
January 10, 2024 | Filmmaking

The Best On-Screen Performances From Television Chefs

From fictional sitcoms to YouTube channels to documentary-style television shows, chefs and food enthusiasts can approach storytelling from multiple angles. In the always-evolving and dynamic food media industry, chefs are…

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Celebrating Black Excellence in Sports and the Arts Through Film and TV
June 16, 2023 | Filmmaking

Celebrating Black Excellence in Sports and the Arts Through Film and TV

For students, extracurricular activities like football, marching band, and cheerleading can be incredible outlets and opportunities to learn and grow as individuals. This September, communities, and audiences can gather to…

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“MerPeople” to “The Little Mermaid”: Mermaids in Film, TV, and Media
June 13, 2023 | Filmmaking

“MerPeople” to “The Little Mermaid”: Mermaids in Film, TV, and Media

Mermaids have long since fascinated storytellers, with the first mermaid appearing on film in 1904. This film, simply called The Mermaid, was just four minutes long and featured an unnamed…

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10 Must-See Documentaries for Aspiring Filmmakers
June 3, 2023 | Industry Trends

10 Must-See Documentaries for Aspiring Filmmakers

At the core of filmmaking is the desire to tell a great story. Be it comedy or drama, horror, or fantasy, the filmmaker wants to take the viewer on a…

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Black August: Fighting Against Racial Injustice Through Film
May 18, 2023 | Filmmaking

Black August: Fighting Against Racial Injustice Through Film

August marks the beginning of Black August, an annual celebration and prison-based holiday that honors Black freedom fighters and political prisoners while bringing attention to Black resistance against racial oppression….

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How To Write A Documentary Script
April 28, 2023 | Documentary Filmmaking

How To Write A Documentary Script

From eye-opening films like Blackfish (2013) to emotional narratives told in movies like Bowling for Columbine (2002), documentaries have the power to captivate and showcase the brilliance of humanity when…

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Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking Alum Mollie Moore
June 17, 2020 | Q&As

Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking Alum Mollie Moore

While traveling all over the world working on multiple film sets, New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking alum Mollie Moore knew she wanted to continue to tell stories through…

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Resources to Educate Yourself About Anti-Racism and Race
June 4, 2020 | Documentary Filmmaking

Resources to Educate Yourself About Anti-Racism and Race

Throughout history, playwrights, filmmakers, authors and other creatives have used their stories and art to confront systemic issues and racial inequality. In light of the continued nationwide and global support…

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