Archive | Documentary

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Stunning trilogy of Star Wars documentaries… lose an entire weekend!

A trilogy of ‘filmumentaries’ by @jamieSWB AMAZING! Jamie Benning’s Star Wars ‘filmumentaries’ are unofficial. They are all completely non-profit making exercises and are made with respect to copyright and with a genuine affection for the films. First up… Star Wars Begins Star Wars Begins is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie […]

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Watch extraordinary documentary about the making of arguably the greatest movie ever made: Jaws

Just when you thought DVD chat tracks were as close to experiencing the filmmakers vision asd you could get… editor Jamie Benning makes his FOURTH (!!!!) ‘movie runs in real time BTS made from archive footage’ about one of my top five movies of all time ‘Jaws’. It’s a chat track on steroids! He calls […]

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Amanda Palmer and her TED talk on Crowdfunding, ‘The Art of Asking’

We recently held the London Doc Summit, which aside from some technical hitches, was a resounding success. One video I wanted to share with you is this excellent TED talk on Crowdfunding, that was brought to my attention by Janey Stephenson (@vegetarianjelly), one of our wonderful delegates. It’s really worth a watch. Onwards and upwards! […]

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Feedback and Reflections form the Documentary Summit 2011

‘Without doubt, one of the most uplifting, productive and inspiring weekends I have ever had! Hanna Wise, Filmmaker and Underwater camera OP This weekend gone I hosted the first London Documentary Summit, held at Regents College. We were blessed with truly amazing, motivating and expert speakers who shared on a ridiculously wide range of […]

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Welcome to MY ‘Guerilla Film Makers Handbook’…. circa 1989! The making of ‘The Evil Dead’

There were many influences on me as a very young film maker, but one documentary in particular became the inspiration and genesis for the first feature film I made with Genevieve Jolliffe, ‘The Runner’. Putting it bluntly, this documentary was MY Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. You can see this clearly in the first part of […]

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How to make and sell your first documentary film – Free Podcast with James Collie on ‘Beyond Biba’

I recorded this podcast ahead of our two day documentary workshop at Ealing Studios on  September 4th and 5th, to give you a flavour of some of the insights our delegates will be receiving at the workshop. You can get more information about it and read feedback from past delegates at What’s extraordinary about […]

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