- Ken Burns on the “Ken Burns Effect”
Ask anyone what they think of when you mention his name, and they'll refer to the Ken Burns Effect, that technique he employs in all his films whereby the camera pans over sideways and then zooms in.
- A Preview of DOC NYC 2012
Four highlights from the upcoming New York City documentary festival (November 8 - 15, 2012) and a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend select screenings.
- Flaherty NYC's Fall 2012 Series Takes an Irreverent View on the Political Documentary
Curator Jon Dieringer tells POV about the politically themed documentaries in Flaherty NYC's Fall 2012 Series and how he's avoiding films that correspond to the "supposed issues."
- A Political-Documentary “Reality Check” with Jonathan Goodman Levitt of “Follow the Leader”
On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Paley DocFest will screen Jonathan Goodman Levitt's political coming-of-age documentary.
- Ron Simon on Curating Paley DocFest 2012 and the Impact of Political Documentaries in an Election Year
Ron Simon tells POV how he curates New York City's Paley DocFest, which this year features a handful of politically themes documentaries timed to the November elections.
- Silverdocs 2012: A. Sabin & David Redmon on Downeast
A. Sabin and David Redmon (Girl Model) moved next door to a shuttered sardine factory in Gouldsboro, Maine, to film their new documentary Downeast.
- Silverdocs 2012: Ramona Diaz on Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Director Ramona Diaz's new film Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, which opens Silverdocs 2012, documents the unlikely discovery of Filipino singer Arnel Pinada to lead the American rock band Journey.
- Tribeca 2012: Documentaries to Watch
A preview of documentaries from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival slate.
- SXSW 2012: Beware of Mr. Baker
Blogger Adam Schartoff talks with Jay Bulger, the director of SXSW's top documentary prize winner, Beware of Mr. Baker.
- SXSW 2012: Wonder Women: The Untold Story of the American Superheroines
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan went from volunteering at SXSW to having her new documentary premiere there earlier this month.
- SXSW 2012: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters had its U.S. premiere at SXSW earlier this month. The documentary follows Crewdson as he creates a series of meticulously staged cinematic frames set in a mysterious American neighborhood.
- SXSW 2012: Paul Williams Still Alive
The documentary Paul Williams Still Alive had its U.S. premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Blogger Adam Schartoff talked with songwriter-subject Paul Williams about his initial reluctance to share his life story.
- SXSW 2012: Girl Model
Adam Schartoff talks with Girl Model co-director A. Sabin about a major misconception audiences have about the documentary that saw its U.S. premiere at SXSW.
- SXSW 2012: Caveh Zahedi Riles a Government (and an Audience) with 'The Sheik and I'
The criticism of Caveh Zahedi's new documentary is only growing, but the artist refuses to back down.
- Flaherty NYC's Spring 2012 Series Reveals 'The Lives of Animals'
The Lives of Animals, a program of innovative documentaries curated by The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, spans six Wednesdays in March and April at New York City's 92YTribeca.
- Frederick Wiseman Bares All… About the Nudity in 'Crazy Horse'
The documentary Crazy Horse is attracting attention for its depiction of nudity in a Parisian nightclub. It's a controversy director Frederick Wiseman has dealt with before, on his first film, the once-banned Titicut Follies.
- Oscar 2012: 'Undefeated,' As Luck Would Have It
Adam Schartoff talks with TJ Martin and Daniel Lindsay, the Oscar nominated filmmakers behind the documentary Undefeated.
- 'The Interrupters' Takes Top Two Prizes at Cinema Eye Honors 2012
On a rainy evening in Queens, New York, a group of documentary luminaries got together to celebrate the 2012 Cinema Eye Honors, a five-year-old awards show for nonfiction filmmaking.