- Introducing the Sony NEX-EA50
Edward J. Delaney provides a quick overview of the new Sony NEX-EA50, which has started to shrink the price gap between HDSLR cameras and large camcorders.
- Lightworks Looks to Grab a Tier of New Editors With Its PC-Based NLE
In the weeks since the non-linear editor Lightworks V11 was made available for download, the product has earned its share of likers and dislikers. Lightshare shares its plans for the product with blogger Edward J. Delaney.
- Awaiting the Official Release of Lightworks, a $60 PC-Based Non-Linear Editor
Has Apple's shift to Final Cut Pro X, and the dissatisfaction of a legion of editors, created a market opening for this PC-based nonlinear editing system?
- Final Cut Pro X, One Year Later
Apple's Final Cut Pro X was met with a lot of upset editors when it was announced last April and subsequently released in June 2011. Now that the dust has settled, where do we stand?
- Blackmagic's Cinema Camera: The Trusty Capture-Card Maker Introduces a Film-Look Video Camera
Blackmagic's new camera, announced at NAB 2012, signals a shift in camera manufacturing from traditional camcorder companies to ones with file-processing expertise.
- Are We 'Surviving Progress'?
Director Mathieu Roy looks at the risks of our technologically advanced age and tackles huge, existential questions within the wrapper of an 86-minute documentary. The film opens in New York City this weekend and expands to other select cities in April and May.
- What DIY Film Distributors Can Learn from the Launch of the Joffrey Documentary
Sheri Candler and Jon Reiss offered tips for getting a documentary to a niche group of viewers who might not be found through a traditional film distribution channel.
- Introducing the Digital Bolex
The Digital Bolex, a 2K camera that shoots 24p and costs around $3,000, is set to be introduced later this year.
- A New Hand Dealt Defines 'All In: The Poker Movie'
All In: The Poker Movie, which begins a theatrical run this month, is one of those documentaries that started one way and ended up a wholly different story.
- Considering Upgrading? Is It Four Times Better?
The simple rule that can help documentary filmmakers decide whether that new gadget is worth it.
- Cell-Phone Documentaries: Films & Tools
Apple's iPhone 4 has sparked a new industry of smartphone filmmaking.
- Celebrating World Happy Day with Roko Belic's 'Happy'
Did you know that February 11 was World Happy Day? That's because Roko Belic made it up for his documentary Happy.
- Nikon D800: Here Comes Nikon, I Think…
Nikon's D800, a $3,000 camera with a full-frame sensor puts the company known for its lenses squarely in the DSLR video game. Canon beware!
- 'More Than A Month' Channels Moore, Spurlock and Woody Allen in Journey to End Black History Month
Edward J. Delaney talks to director Shukree Tilghman about his tongue-in-cheek cross-country campaign (and documentary) to end Black History Month.
- Sundance 2012: Those Lusterless Celebrity Documentaries
With Sundance kicking off this Thursday, guest blogger Edward J. Delaney sounds off on his wariness of documentaries made by celebrities who seem to jump into the genre out of nowhere.
- New Oscar Eligibility Rules Could Shut Out Great Documentaries
Media reports suggest that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences will be announcing new rules connected to the documentary Oscars this week, including the use of The New York Times and Los Angeles Times as eligibility sieves. Guest blogger Edward J. Delaney considers the impact of the move.
- 2012: What's In Store for The Filmmaking 99 Percent
A look forward at the technology that will define independent documentary filmmaking in 2012.
- The RSA Animate Series Straddles a Squiggly Line Between Web Video and Documentary
With 40 million views, the combo of RSA's big thinkers and Andrew Park's 'scribing' animation has made for a YouTube sensation, but can we call these videos documentaries?